ZimFETP residents present at the Zimbabwe College of Public Health Physicians Conference

The Zimbabwe College of Public Health Physicians (ZCPHP) held its annual conference at the Golden Conifer from the 5th to the 6th of September. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Preparedness and Response to Public Health Emergencies in Zimbabwe’. In the past few years, Zimbabwe has experienced public health emergencies which include disease outbreaks, road traffic accidents and natural disasters. Various stakeholders from Ministry of Health and Child Care, civil protection unit, Zimbabwe National Army, and non-governmental organisations shared their experience during the aftermath of cyclone Idai that hit part of Manicaland province earlier in the year. Representatives from the City Health departments of Chitungwiza and Harare also shared their experiences and lessons learnt from the typhoid and cholera outbreaks that they have been experiencing since 2017. Also in attendance was the ZimFETP team, led by program director, Professor Tshimanga where four residents presented their results from studies they conducted as part of their core activities for learning. The list below details the presentations

Dr. Michelle Gadzayi
Factors associated with contracting malaria in Mutsvangwa ward, Chimanimani District, , Zimbabwe, 2019
Dr. Emmanuel Govha
Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response and Health Education following Cyclone Idai in Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, 2019
Mr. Courage Muwishi
Food borne illness investigation at a high school, Seke district, Zimbabwe, 2019
Dr. Andrew Muza
A diarrheal outbreak investigation in Empumalanga, Hwange District, Zimbabwe, 2019
In the picture: L-R Proffesor Tshimanga (Director ZimFETP), Miss Tsitsi Juru (Technical Advisor ZimFETP) Mr Simbarashe Chiwanda (Assistant Field Coordinator, ZimFETP), Dr Michell Gadzayi and Dr Andrew Muza (first year residents)
In the picture L-R: Mr Courage Muwishi, Mr Simbarashe Chiwanda, Dr Michell Gadzayi, Ms Tsitsi Juru, Dr Notion Gombe and Dr Andrew Muza
In the picture: Dr Govha, second year resident giving his presentation
In the picture: Dr Michell Gadzayi, first year resident during her presentation
In the picture: Dr Andrew Muza during his presentation
In the picture: Mr Courage Muwishi, first year resident during his presentation