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  • Meeting on the Use of Neglected Tropical Diseases Mapping Data to Improve Programme Impact kicks off in Harare Harare, 15 July 2015 - The meeting, which brought together NTD Program Managers and Data Managers from  Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, The Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone was officially opened by the WHO Representative/IST ESA Coordinator a.i. Dr David Okello in Harare this morning.
  • 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”.