By Gwendoline Mugauri

The Nestle Nutr..." /> Govt receives 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestle

Govt receives 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestle

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By Gwendoline Mugauri

The Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) yesterday officially handed over 63 neonatal resuscitation kits to the Ministry Of Health And Child Care – in a development that is expected to assist the country in reducing the neonatal mortality rate from 29 deaths per thousand live births, to at least 12 deaths - in line with sustainable development goal number 30.

According to statistics from the World Health Organization, 46 percent of all under five deaths are among new born babies, translating to 7 000 new born baby deaths recorded everyday globally.

In a speech read on his behalf by the principal director healthcare services in the Ministry Of Health And Childcare Dr Gibson Mhlanga, during the official handover ceremony of neonatal resuscitation kits this morning, Health And Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said assistance through public-private-partnerships would go a long way in achieving sustainable development goal number 30 for Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa board member Ms Irene Sambo said the organization will remain committed to assist in strengthening healthcare programmes in Zimbabwe.

 

 

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