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Ministry of Health and Child Care appeals for help

The minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has appealed to the corporate world to offer assistance to the ministry.

The minister said this at a hand over ceremony that was held at Kaguvi Building in Harare today where Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) donated 63 Neonatal Resuscitation kits to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

In a speech which was read by Dr Gibson Mhlanga on his behalf, Dr Parirenyatwa also commended Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa for taking heed to the ministry’s request.

He also said the donated kits will go a long way in reducing neonatal mortality death rate in Zimbabwe which currently stands at 29 per 1000 and some of the causes include premature birth complications, Birth Asphyxia as well as Sepsis.

The 63 neo natal recitation kits worthy USD$7000 will be distributed to all district Hospitals to ensure effective training for relent healthcare professionals.

Irene Sambo, a board member of NNIA said the organisation will offer support through conducting some trainings.

She added that, “NNIA is an education multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the science of nutrition, partnerships and collaboration to create synergies towards the positive development of our society which are critical.”

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