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This year our stand was very busy compared to previous years, we had over 100 visitors who left their comments in our Feedback book. Of interest were the international visitors who enquired about investing in the health sector, indicating that the “Zimbabwe is Open for Business” mantra is cutting across all sectors of the economy. The new political dispensation has ushered in a wave of business growth that will also see the health sector growing.

Our stand was almost a full house as we were joined by Nurses Council of Zimbabwe, Medical Rehabilitation Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe, Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists of Zimbabwe and Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.

The Minister of Health and Child Care Honourable Dr David Parirenyatwa graced our stand and was delighted to note that almost all Councils had attended the ZITF. He highlighted that our presence at the ZITF showed that we took our regulatory role seriously as we came out to meet both health professionals and members of the public to share and discuss with them various issues concerning them.   

We also got an opportunity to have an interview with Power FM during ZITF where we spoke about the regulatory role of the Authority and the protection of public interest.

This year we had caps and magazines to give away which made the stand very interesting. We had question and answer sessions where we asked questions about HPA and members of the public would get a cap for a correct answer. This strategy helped to instil knowledge about HPA to members of the public.