President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to endure investments and comprehensive economic and social programmes which address the challenges posed by tuberculosis (TB) as the country modernises and revamps the health delivery system.
The President said Zimbabwe has put in place several strategies to address challenges associated with TB which include TB control and better case detection, prevention and management of TB and HIV.
President Mnangagwa was speaking during the level meeting on tuberculosis which is running on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Tuberculosis is a major killer disease in Zimbabwe.
The President said the follow-up system to TB cases has been strengthened while TB community campaigns and education continue to be intensified leading to a significant reduction in TB prevalence over the years.
Government will continue to broaden the accessibility and affordability of interventions to reach all susceptible populations and address drug resistant TB.
According to UN development goal number 3, TB related deaths should be reduced by 90 percent while TB incidence should go down by 80 percent.
After attending the high level meeting on TB, President Mnangagwa proceeded to address the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters.