Labor calls for icc involvement in zimbabwe's recovery
27 December 2013
The Ministry of Public Works and Government Reform (MPSGR) has urged people suffering severe acute malnutrition to undergo emergency medical treatment in Zimbabwe. The ministry, which is also responsible for social welfare programmes and has responsibility for healthcare and other matters, has advised that individuals can receive emergency medical더킹 카지노 treatment within the country, if they are considered to be in dire need of it. It stressed that emergency medical treatment is available for people suffering from severe acute malnutrition, regardless of their geographic location or whether they come from rural areas and towns.
On Monday, Zanu PF leader Morgan Tsvangirai urged people suffering from acute malnutrition to seek emergency treatment from their local community. He told reporters that these people need urgent attention from doctors and should receive urgent medical treatment, as Zimbabwe is currently facing the worst outbreak of acute malnutrition on record.
In the past, more than 500 cases of malnourishment have been reported across the country in recent years, causing a humanitarian emergency. At the height of the acute malnutrition crisis in 2009, Zimbabwe's healthcare system had faced severe shortages of vital supplies, such as food and medicines. Many of these deaths caused the country to enter its worst crisis since independence.
The government's recent appeal on improving the condition of people suffering from acute malnutrition is a response to the widespread shortage of food and medicines. The crisis룰렛 in the country, coupled with the ongoing violence that has claimed more than 700 li바카라ves so far this year, has led to millions of people living in dire circumstances and triggered calls for urgent action from all sectors of society to address the crisis. It is this call to action that has been endorsed by MPSGR.
Zimbabwe, the world's top food producer, currently accounts for just under two per cent of world's food reserves. Food, medicine, and other essential supplies are already scarce and growing more so as a consequence of current high agricultural costs and a combination of declining investment in rural areas and low agricultural production, as well as the ongoing hyperinflation problem.
On 23 January, the World Food Programme (WFP) released figures showing that global food prices for January 2013 fell 6.3 per cent from January to February, which was its highest weekly level in a decade. This decline in prices was partly attributed to low prices in rice, wheat, maize and other commodities traded on international markets following a sharp decline in global food supply, which hit $23.2 billion in the first quarter of this year. However, other food price