Health & Community

Covid-19 Situation: Private Doctors Postpone Conference


By Health Reporter

Private medical health practitioners under the Medical and Dental Private Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe (MDPPZA) banner have postponed this year’s conference that was supposed be held in Mutare from December 3 to 5, 2021.


MDPPZA is an inclusive body of medical practitioners in private practice comprising of nurses, medical doctors, dental therapists, dentists and laboratory scientists, among others.



The conference is running under the theme Sustainability and welfare for health providers in changing environment.


“Yes, we postponed to a later date. We are studying the Covid-19 situation as cases start going up. We are very much alert about the situation on the ground,” said MDPPZA president Johannes Marisa.



MDPPZA held its inaugural conference in Kadoma in December last year, which ran under the theme Restoring the Health Profession to its Glory through Moulding Balanced and Ethical Practitioners.


Marisa said this year’s edition gives private medical players an opportunity to reflect on the Covid-19 outbreak.


Medical professionals have worked tirelessly, especially during the last two years when the world has been ravaged by the Covid-19,” Marisa said.


“Private practitioners have stood tall and remained astute as they continue to deliver health service.


“Many medical practitioners lost their lives in their respective lines of duties, a disconsolate development.”

Robert Tapfumaneyi