Zim Launches Special Initiative For Mental Health

ZIMBABWE has introduced a national program for Mental Health and the Zimbabwe Mental Health Investment Case with the aim of improving policy, advocacy, financing and the upholding of human rights, as well as scale up evidence-based interventions and services for people living with mental health disorders. By Patricia Mashiri Mental health disorders include substance abuse disorders and neurological diseases. The strength of the special initiative is based on establishment of evidenced based mental health treatment packages mainly for the treatment of substance use disorders, decentralization of mental health services, establishment…

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Remain on guard: WHO …as Zim marks 100 days of lockdown

‘COVID-19 is not rocket science, it is a virus, it’s predictable…’ With complacency setting in in Zimbabwe, COVID-19 cases could spike if community engagement, messaging and a correct balancing act is not attained. As the country marks 100 days under lockdown, with relaxed measures allowing some sectors to resume duty, this should not be mistaken to mean the virus has receded. COVID-19 hasn’t. It is here for some time until a vaccine is found. Vaccines take time, it’s a process and not an event. Currently there is no cure. By…

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WHO Lauds Zim’s Broad Case Definition Criteria

THE World Health Organisation Zimbabwe Office has commended the nation for reviewing the case definition to trace as many people for testing. By HealthTimes Reporter The WHO Zimbabwe Country Representative Dr Alex Gasasira said in an interview that Zimbabwe can increase its testing capacity through this measure. In fact I would say the number of cases started increasing because the protocol that Zimbabwe is using for testing has been broadened. Recently the Ministry of Health and Child Care increased the number of people who need to be tested,” he said.…

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First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa Appointed Health Ambassador

GOVERNMENT has  bestowed another special recognition to the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa appointing her the country’s Health and Child Care Ambassador for the role she plays in the country’s health sector. By Kudakwashe Pembere Last year she was made the Maternal and Child Health Ambassador. With her role in fighting cancer of the cervix,  she was made the Health Ambassador and she received a trophy. In her acceptance speech while accepting the new role, the First Lady said she takes this recognition as a challenge to work harder. “It is…

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First Lady Cracks Whip On Negligent Midwives/Doctors

FIRST lady, amai Axila Mnangagwa is engaging the ministry  of health and child care (M0HCC)  to enforce a standard which mandates government to penalise practitioners whose patients would have died under their care, a move which is set to nip negligence in the bud and reduce maternal deaths.   By Michael Gwarisa in Mahusekwa Addressing a belated World Breast Feeding Day commemorations event in Mahusekwa, the first lady said under the proposed system, midwives and medical doctors will be required to write a detailed report of the circumstances that would…

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