Netherlands helps health sector

MUTARE - A group of health personnel from Netherlands plans to strengthen bilateral relations with Zimbabwe, particularly in the health sector, an official said this weekend.

The leader of a team of visiting doctors from the Netherlands, Casey Mayes, said his country was keen to strengthen ties with Zimbabwe.

Netherlands has at least 50 doctors and professionals working in Zimbabwe.

Mayes, who is also touring other cities in Zimbabwe, said the economic situation had hampered improvements in the health sector.

He said the majority of Zimbabweans living standards especially those living in the rural areas had been compromised by the non-availability of high nutritious foods.

He also said the non-collection of garbage in the crowded high density cities have helped in the spreading of cholera and other cases of diarrhoea.

It is important for the Zimbabwean government to allocate more funds to resuscitate the health sector, he said.

Mayes added that they would also be setting up a medical school in Zimbabwe where health experts would deliver lectures to Zimbabwean doctors.

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