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  • Zimbabweans urged to shun fast foods to prevent diabetes Chegutu, 7 April 2016 - The call was made during the commemoration of World Health Day which was held at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu, Mashonaland West Province. Zimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day under the theme Diabetes is preventable: Empower individuals, families and communities.
  • 20% of Zimbabwean students using tobacco products Harare, 28 January 2016 - This was revealed in the summary report of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) country report for Zimbabwe which was launched on Wednesday 27th January in Harare. The GYTS was conducted in 2014, and involved a representative sample of grade 7 pupils and forms 1—3 students aged 13 –15 years. It was a questionnaire based survey that consisted of 6,427 eligible students drawn from randomly selected classes from 100 sampled schools with a response rate…
  • Zimbabwe Celebrates Innovation in Mental Health Harare: ,12 December 2015: The Friendship Bench - a brief intervention delivered by supervised lay health workers who have received training in problem solving therapy - a Cognitive-behavioural intervention geared to improve an individual’s ability to cope with stressful life experiences was hailed as a locally developed innovation in the delivery of mental health services in Zimbabwe. Delegates attending a one day national stakeholders meeting on Mental Health in Zimbabwe conquered that the Friendship Bench is a cost effective and…
  • Advancing Affordable Universal Healthcare Harare, 1 Dec. 2015: The Zimbabwe Health Professions Authority is one of the best examples of regulatory bodies in Africa, Dr. David Okello, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Zimbabwe has said. Addressing over 300 delegates at the annual congress of the regulatory body held at the end November 2015 in the capital, Harare, Dr. Okello said that the Zimbabwe Health Professions Authority has been instrumental in advocating for health professionals to take seriously the issue of medical…
  • Zimbabwe Launches National Food Fortification Strategy Harare, 19 November 2015:  Zimbabwe today launched the Zimbabwe National Food Fortification Strategy 2014—2018.  The strategy, which is aligned to the National Food and Nutrition Strategy for Zimbabwe, will serve as a guide at both policy and implementation levels to prevent micronutrient deficiencies. The strategy was developed to address the micronutrient deficiency burden in the country as revealed by the 2012 Zimbabwe Micronutrient Survey. According to the survey, 19% of children 6—59 months are vitamin A deficient, whilst 72% have…

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