Central Zimbabwe Conference

Health Ministries

The Central Zimbabwe Health Ministries has a mission to revive and promote Adventist healthful lifestyle principles in our churches, institutions and communities. Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.

Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health. It is our vision to have a comprehensive health ministry evidenced by healthy church communities and supported by excellent health services.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV and AIDS is still a key challenge in Zimbabwe at 13.6% prevalence rate as of 2017. We thus as a conference have an AIDS Ministry that has a mission to administer Jesus’s compassion to Adventist members and the surrounding communities through treatment, support, mitigation and care in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS. AIDS Ministry is a  ministry of hope, love and compassion

 

Pastor Jealous Charumbira, Health and AIDS Ministries Director

 

1. To promote the prioritisation of divine intervention in all comprehensive health ministries activities.


2. To attain high standards of infrastructure and service delivery through health centres and churches.


3. To be the right hand of the gospel mission through comprehensive health ministries.


4. To focus on the unconditional love and holistic restoration of God as we respond to the HIV and AIDS challenge.


5. To collaborate with other stakeholders including church departments, government and Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) in rolling out response strategies. 6. To give hope and support to those impacted by HIV and AIDS and mitigate impact.

1. To regularize prayer and devotion in all health ministry activities.


2. To empower Health Ministries Directors through training.


3. To promote an Adventist health lifestyle in all churches and institutions.


4. To support all evangelistic activities with some health ministries components.


5. To encourage impacting people in communities with holistic programming that addresses physical, social, emotional and spiritual health.


6. To give hope through biblical promises and prayer support to the infected and affected.


7. To ensure that church departments have mainstreamed the response to HIV and AIDS.


8. To provide informational enrichment on HIV and AIDS and related issues.


9. To train church leaders, ZAAM directors and health workers for competence in dealing with HIV and AIDS and related issues.


10. To roll out treatment, prevention, support and mitigation programs for church members.


11. To roll out treatment, prevention, support and mitigation programs for outreach

1.Promote the SS Health Corner and provide necessary resource material to churches in collaboration with the Sabbath School Department.


2. Promote Health Corner during all Evangelistic Meetings.


3. Reach out to communities.


4. Conduct free health expos.


5. Teach Adventist health lifestyle.


6. Uphold health philosophy and Adventist health principles in all institutions and official meetings of the church.


7. Promote running of • Health Expos • Health checks • Information dissemination • Cooking schools • Stop Smoking • Stop drinking courses • Counselling clinics during outreach.


8.Plan annual pre and post AIDS day programs impacting all churches in collaboration with other church and government departments. Incorporate HIV and AIDS talks and health screening in gatherings by other departments.

 

Programs

 

CELEBRATIONS healthful living principles