A Mother’s Unwavering Commitment: Ryan’s first Polio Vaccination

What seemingly started like an ordinary morning for Whyy Mutumbunzou (21), with her routine house chores, including caring for her only child, 1-year-old Ryan, took an unexpected and thrilling turn. A radio broadcast message from the MoHCC encouraging all mothers and caregivers to bring their children under five years for the 4th round of the Polio vaccination campaign. By Own Correspondent Despite not knowing what Polio was, Whyy enthusiastically gathered her belongings and walked briskly with her son to the nearest clinic, Hatcliff Family Health Services. For Whyy, the choice…

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Zim launches UNICEF-Eli-Lilly initiative to fight pediatric and adolescent NCDs

THE United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) -Eli Lilly initiative to assist the Zimbabwean government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in children was launched on Thursday at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital. By Kudakwashe Pembere Funded by UNICEF to the tune of US$2.5 million, this four-year project seeks to fortify health systems in the country with its focus being children and adolescents affected by the NCDs. Officiating the launch, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro said Zimbabwe is…

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