First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was yesterday appointed by the Ministry of Health as the Ambassador for Health and Child Care.
She was initially appointed Ambassador for maternal and child health. The First Lady promised to work harder in the health section to ensure there is quality health care for all. This came up in the launch of the Nursing Now Zimbabwe Project in Harare yesterday.
Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa was honoured to be the country’s Health Ambassador in recognition of her works in improving the health delivery. She committed herself to working with the ministry and other partners to ensure that every Zimbabwean gets access to health with the need to act with nurses to make sure they deliver their best.
“Nurses are often under-resourced and there is need to capacitate them as they have a key role to play in contributing towards socio and economic development. I am humbled by the latest appointment as Health Ambassador and I pledge to work harder and improve health delivery in Zimbabwe. There is also need to give a voice to nurses and ensure they are given leadership positions in the health sector,” she said.
The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obediah Moyo said, “Primary health care and comprehensive services must be provided with good customer care quality provision and services. The First Lady has demonstrated a kin interest in health programmes such as cancer screening . She has supported the Ministry with equipment, food for patients and other sundries, hence the appointment”.