Posted: 06.02.2023 16:42:00

Belarus to help Zimbabwe improve maternal and child healthcare

Belarus will help Zimbabwe improve healthcare in the field of motherhood and childhood. A lot of time was devoted to co-operation in healthcare during the informal communication between the heads of state, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Emmerson Mnangagwa – as noted by Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Natalya Eismont, BelTA reports


“From some specific examples, I can cite the third day of work: Victoria Falls. Of course, our media [showed] these views of the stunning beauty of Zimbabwe’s nature. First of all, they paid attention to this. At the same time, I want to say that informal meetings took place, during which the presidents talked a lot. One of the main topics on the third day of the visit was collaboration in healthcare,” said Natalya Eismont. “You have all been talking about food security for a long time in your reports. It is already ensured. Of course, this is very important, and we continue to work in this direction. Here, the healthcare was under discussion: maternal and infant mortality. This is the sub-direction in healthcare, where Belarus boasts very good results, and we can help our Zimbabwean friends in this, providing support to these little babies, just born, then feeding them, etc.”

“This was discussed very substantively, as well as other areas particularly in the healthcare sector. In the very near future, our Healthcare Ministry will form a group of specialists which will immediately begin to implement the agreements reached by our Head of State and his colleague, namely on the third day of the visit,” Natalya Eismont said.

She shared some other details of the negotiations, particularly the issues of defence and security. Aleksandr Lukashenka spoke about this, among other things, at a solemn reception at the end of the main negotiating day of the visit. In Zimbabwe, it is customary that at such events the heads of state fundamentally sum up the first results.

“And our President had a very serious speech. He already touched on these issues there: the issues of defence and security. It was a very serious layer,” Natalya Eismont underlined.