“Prevent disease before it reaches the people.”

“As the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, I came here to see  the preventative aspect of health.  We tend to concentrate on hospitals  – that is where our efforts as Government have been. People have go to hospitals when they are already ill. Our idea here now (with the Community Health Club), is to prevent diseases before they reach the people. What is referred to as preventative medicine. 

Let us start within our homes so that we have high standards of hygiene then hospitals will not bear the burden of treating preventable diseases. In this way we ensure that we have healthy men, women and children.” – Minister of Health,  Zimbabwe