Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Douglas Mombeshora has called on the European Union-EU to lift the illegal sanctions imposed on the country saying most challenges affecting the health sector are a result of the cancellation of lines of credit. Â
Dr Mombeshora made the remarks at a handover ceremony of 10 single cab vehicles and various equipment procured by an EU delegation in Harare.
The availability of vehicles for environmental health technicians is also expected to improve disease control surveillance programmes.
Responding to the call by Dr Mombeshora, the EU delegation Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Aldo Dellâ€™arricia maintained that Zimbabwe has not been put under sanctions preferring to call them restrictive measures.
He said the EU remains committed to supporting health, education and sanitation among other programmes in Zimbabwe.
For some time the health sector has been facing a shortage of environmental health technicians.
As a result, the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare opened training schools for environmental health assistants across the country which started training in July 2010.Â