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Ministry of Health and Child Care The Ministry of Health and Child Care is committed to:

Making health services more responsive to the needs of individuals,families,and communities.

The Ministry of Health and Child Welfare is committed to:

Making health services more responsive to the needs of individuals,families,and communities. Improving quality of all health care services in health institutions.

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Globally, 5.5 billion vaccine doses have now been administered, but 80 percent have been administered in high- and upper...
09/09/2021
WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 8 September 2021

Globally, 5.5 billion vaccine doses have now been administered, but 80 percent have been administered in high- and upper-middle income countries. High-income countries have promised to donate more than 1 billion doses, but less than 15 percent of those doses have materialised. Manufacturers have promised to prioritize COVAX and low-income countries. We don’t want any more promises. We just want the vaccines.
https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---8-september-2021

Today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of meningitis in the north-eastern Tshopo Province, with 261 suspected cases and 129 deaths reported. Health authorities have deployed an initial emergency team, and WHO is supporting the response.   More than 50 thousand people have ...

09/09/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 08 September 2021, Zimbabwe had 125 931 confirmed cases, including 117 822 recoveries and 4 517 deaths. To date, a total of 2 782 103 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

08/09/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 07 September 2021, Zimbabwe had 125 796 confirmed cases, including 117 456 recoveries and 4 503 deaths. To date, a total of 2 750 681 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Today, His Excellency President E.D. Mnangagwa commissioned Marimba blocks of Flats for medical doctors in Harare and  l...
02/09/2021

Today, His Excellency President E.D. Mnangagwa commissioned Marimba blocks of Flats for medical doctors in Harare and launched the Zimbabwe National Human Settlements Policy.

Today, His Excellency President E.D. Mnangagwa commissioned Marimba blocks of Flats for medical doctors in Harare and launched the Zimbabwe National Human Settlements Policy.

31/08/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 30 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 124 581 confirmed cases, including 112 399 recoveries and 4 416 deaths. To date, a total of 2 552 573 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Namibia, 30 August 2021: The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro on behalf of Zimbabwe Government...
30/08/2021

Namibia, 30 August 2021: The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro on behalf of Zimbabwe Government hands over 20 000 doses of Sinopharm and PPEs manufactured by local universities and companies to Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Hon. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

Namibia, 30 August 2021: The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro on behalf of Zimbabwe Government hands over 20 000 doses of Sinopharm and PPEs manufactured by local universities and companies to Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Hon. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. John Mangwiro launched yesterday the church COVID-19 vaccination roll-...
30/08/2021

The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. John Mangwiro launched yesterday the church COVID-19 vaccination roll-out program “Operation Marah”

Dr Mangwiro said that Government is happy that the partnership will drive the national programme and make sure that we attain herd immunity. Once we are vaccinated, our economy will open full throttle.
“Health experts and scientists have all agreed that vaccination is the silver bullet to COVID-19. But if you are vaccinated, it does not mean that you should stop wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining social distance,” he said.

Zimbabwe Indigenous Inter-Denominational Council of Churches (ZIIC) Chairman Apostle Andrew Wutawunashe called upon Zimbabweans to speedily take advantage of this free initiative to protect both themselves and others against the lethal virus.

“The churches appreciate the recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions to allow church meetings for vaccinated congregants. While the yet modest numbers of twice-vaccinated people presented the challenge of low numbers of congregants able to attend church, we are heartened that ZIIC’s engagement with the Minstry of Health and Child care has resulted today in the launch of operation Marah.

“Not only does this joint initiative demonstrate Government’s goodwill in opening churches for vaccinated congregants, but it also provides churches with the opportunity to literally within two to three weeks enable all church members are fully vaccinated and be free to attend church without posing a health threat to other congregants,” he said.

The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. John Mangwiro launched yesterday the church COVID-19 vaccination roll-out program “Operation Marah”

Dr Mangwiro said that Government is happy that the partnership will drive the national programme and make sure that we attain herd immunity. Once we are vaccinated, our economy will open full throttle.
“Health experts and scientists have all agreed that vaccination is the silver bullet to COVID-19. But if you are vaccinated, it does not mean that you should stop wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining social distance,” he said.

Zimbabwe Indigenous Inter-Denominational Council of Churches (ZIIC) Chairman Apostle Andrew Wutawunashe called upon Zimbabweans to speedily take advantage of this free initiative to protect both themselves and others against the lethal virus.

“The churches appreciate the recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions to allow church meetings for vaccinated congregants. While the yet modest numbers of twice-vaccinated people presented the challenge of low numbers of congregants able to attend church, we are heartened that ZIIC’s engagement with the Minstry of Health and Child care has resulted today in the launch of operation Marah.

“Not only does this joint initiative demonstrate Government’s goodwill in opening churches for vaccinated congregants, but it also provides churches with the opportunity to literally within two to three weeks enable all church members are fully vaccinated and be free to attend church without posing a health threat to other congregants,” he said.

Ambassador of the State of Palestine, His Excellency Tamer Almassri, today paid a courtesy call on Vice President and Mi...
27/08/2021

Ambassador of the State of Palestine, His Excellency Tamer Almassri, today paid a courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.

They discussed the Zimbabwe-Palestine cooperation and focused on various issues of mutual interest aimed at supporting the country in health, agriculture and tourism.

The Vice President underscored the relations of the two countries during Zimbabwe's liberation struggle and since then, has deepened over the years.

Ambassador of the State of Palestine, His Excellency Tamer Almassri, today paid a courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.

They discussed the Zimbabwe-Palestine cooperation and focused on various issues of mutual interest aimed at supporting the country in health, agriculture and tourism.

The Vice President underscored the relations of the two countries during Zimbabwe's liberation struggle and since then, has deepened over the years.

The World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, Dr. Taufulia Nyamadzabo yesterday met with the Vice P...
27/08/2021

The World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, Dr. Taufulia Nyamadzabo yesterday met with the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.

They discussed the development challenges facing the country, as well as the economic recovery program and Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group, African Development Bank (AFDB) and other International Financial Institutions.

“Zimbabwe will be able to get major loans instead of small amounts that it has been getting from trust funds so that it moves forward, “said Dr Nyamadzabo.

The World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, Dr. Taufulia Nyamadzabo yesterday met with the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.

They discussed the development challenges facing the country, as well as the economic recovery program and Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group, African Development Bank (AFDB) and other International Financial Institutions.

“Zimbabwe will be able to get major loans instead of small amounts that it has been getting from trust funds so that it moves forward, “said Dr Nyamadzabo.

27/08/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 26 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 123 986 confirmed cases, including 110 183 recoveries and 4 356 deaths. To date, a total of 2 453 529 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

26/08/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 25 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 123 711 confirmed cases, including 109 498 recoveries and 4 338 deaths. To date, a total of 2 422 256 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Zimbabwe has already acquired 13 million doses out of the 20 million required in order to achieve the initial target of ...
26/08/2021
Schools reopen next week

Zimbabwe has already acquired 13 million doses out of the 20 million required in order to achieve the initial target of 10 million vaccinated people, about two thirds of the population and the initial estimate for herd immunity.
https://www.herald.co.zw/schools-reopen-next-week/

Schools reopen on Monday next week for examination classes and a week later for the rest of the grades and forms, while the national vaccination campaign has been extended to everyone aged 14 and over.

24/08/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 23 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 123 001 confirmed cases, including 107 759 recoveries and 4 293 deaths. To date, a total of 2 345 343 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

23/08/2021

Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe

PUBLIC NOTICE

To all manufacturers/producers/distributors of fortified food products: edible vegetable oil, wheat flour, maize meal, sugar and salt

COMPLIANCE TO SI 120 OF 2016: FOOD AND FOOD STANDARDS (FOOD FORTIFICATION REGULATIONS, 2016)

Notice is hereby given by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to remind all commercial producers and importers of edible vegetable oil, wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and salt that SI 120 OF 2016: FOOD AND FOOD STANDARDS (FOOD FORTIFICATION REGULATIONS, 2016) is still in effect. The Food Fortification Regulations of 2016 (SI 120 of 2016) states that all edible vegetable oil, wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and salt commercially produced or imported should be MANDATORILY FORTIFIED with micronutrients as prescribed in the relevant Zimbabwe food fortification standards. This is public health measure to prevent malnutrition due to micronutrient deficiencies among the Zimbabwean population.

In this regard, manufacturers and importers of the products specified above are urged to comply with the SI unless they have been granted an exemption by the Secretary of Health and Child Care as specified in the SI. Failure to comply will result in Government taking relevant action including removing products that fail to comply with the standards from the market.

23/08/2021

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying conditions, like cancer, asthma, HIV, hypertension and diabetes, liver, and kidney problems and boost their immunity. They are encouraged to continue taking their medication as advised by their medical doctors.

23/08/2021

COVID-19 update: As at 22 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 122 652 confirmed cases, including 106 810 recoveries and 4 249 deaths. To date, a total of 2 312 417 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Today, Deputy Minister @mohcczim  Dr John Mangwiro toured Central Vaccine Stores to get an update of CVOID-19 vaccine st...
22/08/2021

Today, Deputy Minister @mohcczim Dr John Mangwiro toured Central Vaccine Stores to get an update of CVOID-19 vaccine stock status.
As of yesterday the Government has received a total of 8, 285, 000 doses.

Today, Deputy Minister @mohcczim Dr John Mangwiro toured Central Vaccine Stores to get an update of CVOID-19 vaccine stock status.
As of yesterday the Government has received a total of 8, 285, 000 doses.

21/08/2021

COVID-19 update:
As at 20 August 2021, Zimbabwe had 122 283 confirmed cases, including 105 484 recoveries and 4 220 deaths. To date, a total of 2 271 729 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

VP toured PPE exhibition 2020.The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, yesterd...
21/08/2021

VP toured PPE exhibition 2020.

The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, yesterday toured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Exhibition organized by National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (Natpharm).

The exhibition theme, " Making COVID-19 PPEs available in Collaboration with State Universities and Local Industry."

The Vice President said, "The exhibition is a testimony of the untapped potential which the nation has, to produce its own goods and services including medicines and medical consumables as we march towards an upper middle-income society by 2030.

Speaking at the same event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava said," When we are doing our diplomatic niceties, we also be marketing products that are manufactured in Zimbabwe."

The vice president was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira.

VP toured PPE exhibition 2020.

The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, yesterday toured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Exhibition organized by National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (Natpharm).

The exhibition theme, " Making COVID-19 PPEs available in Collaboration with State Universities and Local Industry."

The Vice President said, "The exhibition is a testimony of the untapped potential which the nation has, to produce its own goods and services including medicines and medical consumables as we march towards an upper middle-income society by 2030.

Speaking at the same event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava said," When we are doing our diplomatic niceties, we also be marketing products that are manufactured in Zimbabwe."

The vice president was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira.

04/08/2021

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Government received one million Sinovac vaccines The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Ncube after...
26/07/2021

Government received one million Sinovac vaccines
The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Ncube after receiving Sinovac vaccines at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday said, “We have received one million Sinovac vaccines. I am happy to say our programme of buying vaccines is going very well. We are also expecting another 1,5 million vaccines later this week.
“We have about 5,5 million vaccines that we have received so far. Going forward we have paid for another 6,5 million vaccines which would then take us to 12 million vaccines; they are all fully paid for.
“So, for the 12 million vaccines including syringes, we have spent about US$93 million that we have already paid. In addition to that we paid another US$7,5 million for the acquisition of vaccines from the AU facility.
“We are still going to receive another 1,15 million vaccines from the Covax facility, the AU facility for which we had already paid for that is going to give us another five million.”
“The resources we have used so far, the US$100 million we have set aside, is coming from the 2020 surplus. So, you can see that we are making use of the surplus to meet the requirements for vaccine acquisition,” he said.
Dr Mangwiro encouraged people to be vaccinated for the country to reach a herd immunity of 60 percent.
“If your community is not vaccinated it becomes dangerous for that community.”

Government received one million Sinovac vaccines
The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Ncube after receiving Sinovac vaccines at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday said, “We have received one million Sinovac vaccines. I am happy to say our programme of buying vaccines is going very well. We are also expecting another 1,5 million vaccines later this week.
“We have about 5,5 million vaccines that we have received so far. Going forward we have paid for another 6,5 million vaccines which would then take us to 12 million vaccines; they are all fully paid for.
“So, for the 12 million vaccines including syringes, we have spent about US$93 million that we have already paid. In addition to that we paid another US$7,5 million for the acquisition of vaccines from the AU facility.
“We are still going to receive another 1,15 million vaccines from the Covax facility, the AU facility for which we had already paid for that is going to give us another five million.”
“The resources we have used so far, the US$100 million we have set aside, is coming from the 2020 surplus. So, you can see that we are making use of the surplus to meet the requirements for vaccine acquisition,” he said.
Dr Mangwiro encouraged people to be vaccinated for the country to reach a herd immunity of 60 percent.
“If your community is not vaccinated it becomes dangerous for that community.”

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