13 April 2017

Medical Outreach Program in Remote Zimbabwe

Excerpt from United Methodist News Service:
Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS              Excerpt from United Methodist News Service:
The Rev. Portia Kanoyangwa was the first to receive treatment during a medical outreach program conducted by The United Methodist Church in the Chitungwiza and Marondera rural districts of Zimbabwe. A total of 355 patients with various ailments benefited from the free program. 
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Hundreds benefit from medical outreach

By Kudzai Chingwe
April 12, 2017 | HARARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS)

A total of 355 patients with various ailments from the Chitungwiza and Marondera rural districts benefited from a free medical outreach program conducted by The United Methodist Church. The program targeted people from disadvantaged communities who needed routine treatment, while complicated cases were referred to well-established medical institutions.

The program, which in March gave locals from Xanadu village free treatment of malaria, cancer, diarrhea and HIV/AIDS, saw hundreds being treated while 87 underwent voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS, with seven new cases being recorded. At St. Michaels Center in Marondera, 67 people living with visual-impairment conditions received treatment.
Dr. Ngoni Mwakutuya, head of the medical team, said the church would continue working with the government and its programs to the fulfillment of the church’s social responsibility.

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