HSC celebrates International Midwife Day.

HSC celebrates International Midwife Day.

HSC celebrates International Midwife Day.


The Health Service Commission joined other stakeholders in celebrating International day of the Midwife at an event held at the Swedish ambassador to Zimbabwe’s residence. HSC was represented by Commissioner Dr Edward Makondo and Secretary Dr Christopher Pasi. The momentous occasion celebrated and honored the invaluable contributions of midwives in Zimbabwe. The event, brought together esteemed guests including ZICOM members, UNFPA and Nursing directorate. A highlight of the event was the recognition and awarding of 15 exceptional midwives from across the country for their dedication and commitment to the profession. These midwives were lauded for their tireless efforts in providing essential maternal and new-born healthcare services, often in challenging circumstances.
The Guest of Honour at the event was Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Sleiman Kwidini, who commended the midwives for their unwavering dedication and hard work. His words of appreciation served as a reminder of the crucial role that midwives play in ensuring safe childbirth and promoting the health and well-being of mothers and babies.
The host, the Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Per Lindgarde, was applauded for his hospitality. Sweden has long been a champion of maternal and child health, and the ambassador’s participation underscored the importance of global partnerships in improving healthcare outcomes for women and children.
Overall, the International Day of the Midwife event was a fitting tribute to the frontline healthcare workers who play a vital role in providing essential healthcare services to women and new-borns. It served as a reminder of the importance of ensuring that midwives are recognized, supported, and empowered to continue their life-saving work. As we celebrate the achievements of midwives in Zimbabwe, let us also recommit ourselves to strengthening the healthcare system and investing in the training and development of midwifery professionals.

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