Zimbabwe launches National Drug Master Plan

ZIMBABWE has launched a five-year National Drug Master Plan which runs from 2020-2025 which seeks to address a range of drug related issues. By Patricia Mashiri Dr Jasper Chimedza , the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child  (MoHCC) said there was need to address supply, demand reduction as well as control of illicit substances based on International Drug Control Conventions and in line with the principles of balanced approach to drug control. Substances that are commonly abused in Zimbabwe include alcohol (both licensed and unlicensed brews) tobacco,…

Read More

Health Ministry Receives Essential NCDs Management Equipment From WHO

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has received a consignment of essential Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) medications and sundries from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in move set to intensify the fight against the increasing NCDs burden in the country. By Michael Gwarisa The donation of essential NCDs equipment also comes at a time the ministry of health and WHO are working on a new WHO NCD Risk Factor Survey. The last survey was done in 2005 which showed that the prevalence of hypertension in Zimbabwe was around 27%,…

Read More