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  • Zimbabwe commits to “reach, treat, and cure” all TB patients Mhangura, 12 June 2015 The commitment was made during the belated commemoration of World TB Day which was held at Mhangura Primary School.  Globally, World TB Day is commemorated on the 24th of March each year, but Zimbabwe held a belated commemoration on 12 June under the theme; Reach the three million: Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone. The theme is a call for concerted efforts from all towards realizing an end to the TB scourge by 2035, and its aimed at…
  • Zimbabweans urged to make food safety everybody’s business Mazowe, 13 May 2015: The call was made during the belated commemoration of World Health Day which was held at Mazowe Prison Farm. Zimbabwe  commemorated a belated World Health Day under the theme Food Safety- from farm to plate, make food safe. The theme highlights the urgent need for governments; organizations; food producers; food businesses and consumers to put measures in place that will improve food safety from the point of production to consumption.
  • Zimbabwe launches Accelerated VMMC strategic plan Marondera, 2015  Zimbabwe has mounted an effective response to the HIV epidemic, and HIV prevalence has come down from 27% in 1997 to 15%  to date. In addition to the prevention and treatment interventions that have been deployed, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)  is a high impact intervention that has been adopted, which has the potential to to drive further dramatic declines in the trajectory of HIV in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe, which has a historically low prevalence of male circumcision stands…
  • Zimbabwe hosts SADC Malaria Day Vic. Falls, 16 Jan. 2015  Zimbabwe, which is the Chairperson for Ministers of Health in the SADC Region played host to the belated regional commemoration of SADC Malaria Day in Victoria Falls. The commemoration which brought together SADC Ministers of Health, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners, and the Victoria Falls community, was held under the theme “Strong partnerships sustain gains in malaria prevention and control”  and the slogan, “Combining efforts—key to success”.
  • Keynote Address by Dr David Okello at the occasion of the National Health and Research Conference, Mbabane, Swaziland Salutations • Your Excellency, the Right Honourable Prime Minister Dr Sibusiso B. Dlamini • Honourable Minister of Health Make Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane • Honourable Ministers present here • Regional Administrator • Members of Parliament from both Houses • Your Excellency the American Ambassador • The RC and Other Heads of UN Agencies • Senior officials from Government Institutions • Development Partners    • Representatives of Non-Government Organisations • Health Researchers • Media houses • Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning I bring…