A significant improvement of health delivery is expected in the Epworth community after Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) handed over a state of the art polyclinic to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

Considered by experts as a huge health risk owing to its large population, Epworth residents got a major boost after MSF handed over an improved polyclinic to the government.

$1.250 million was put into a project which will come as a relief to people residing in Epworth.

A renovated facility, a generator, an ambulance and medical equipment were all part of the critical assistance provided by MSF.

Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa who was guest of honour at the official handover was pleased with the work done at a facility which will be a centre for specialist treatment of HIV and AIDS, cancer and tuberculosis.

MSF Epworth project coordinator Mrs Alice Oliato said the project is aimed at complementing government efforts in improving health services.

The improvement of facilities is cited as key to achievement of community health services as it will uplift the health status of population groups in these communities thus making the intervention by MSF vital.