who.jpgThe country’s health sector has received a major boost after the World Health Organisation (WHO) handed over equipment and health manuals to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Brigadier General Dr Gerald Gwinji said the equipment will go a long way in meeting the Ministry’s needs in pursuit of government’s mandate to provide excellent health services in Zimbabwe.

The Ministry of Health and Child Welfare embraced the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines since the early 1980’s and Zimbabwe is one of the few countries in Africa that has an essential list of medicines guiding prescribing patterns nationally.

Included in the equipment were two health manuals -  the Essential Drugs List and Standard Treatment Guidelines 2011 version and the National Medicines Policy, printers and other equipment for social determinants of Health and Bio-Safety Cabinets with a total value of over US$240 000.