NetOne Rolls Out SMS Campaign To Fight Cholera

THE country’s second largest mobile network operator, NetOne has initiated an SMS campaign meant to raise funds towards combating the obtaining cholera epidemic which has claimed not less than 35 lives and infected 7800 others.   By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to Journalists on the side-lines of a NetOne organised clean-up campaign in Budiriro, the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr Brain Mutandiro said the SMS campaign would also compliment the one million  litres of water they have donated to the Cholera epicenters in Budiriro, Mbare and Glenview. “We are demonstrating…

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Zvandiri Initiative Revives Hope In HIV+ Adolescents

HUMAN beings desire love, friendship and family, without these crucial elements, humanity ceases to make sense.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently in Banket Regardless of age, people living with HIV have to face serious stigma and discrimination in the societies they live in on daily basis. The situation becomes worse in young adolescent boys and girls who at times default on their medicines due to fear of being labelled by friends or schoolmates. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care Estimates (2015) in Zimbabwe, the estimated total number…

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Zambia Stops Poop Tests At Boarder… As Cholera Fears Subside

THE Zambian government says travelers coming into Zambia through its Chirundu boarder post will  no longer be subjected to inhuman treatment following public outcry after indications that immigration stuff at the boarder were forcing travelers to relief themselves for medical tests purposes. HealthTimes Reporter The developments come hot on the heels of a cholera epidemic which claimed not less than 30 lives and infected close to 8000 others in Zimbabwe and fears of the disease spreading beyond the borders were high considering the high human traffic between Zimbabwe and Zambia.…

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We Want To Retire…Sex Workers Cry For Economic Empowerment Recognition

NO matter how good you area dancer, there comes a moment when one should leave the dance-floor.   Kudakwashe Pembere recently in Mash West Province There comes a time when one needs to throw in the towel. Even for the world’s oldest trade, (Sex Work) there is a point in life when the body needs to take a break. However, resting for the sake of resting without having an alternative source of income could lead to recidivism a scenario coined by sociologists to refer to a point when one, say…

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Zim Needs Strong Domestic Funding For Nutrition- Civil Society

THE National Coordinator for Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (ZCSOSUNA), Kudwakwashe Zombe says domestic funding towards nutrition in Zimbabwe was still very low, amidst indications that the national budget currently allocates a paltry 0.47% to nutrition.   By Michael Gwarisa Governments around the world are expected to allocate at least 15 percent from the national budget to the health sector but Zimbabwe has been struggling to meet the benchmark a situation which has seen the sector turn its begging bowl to the donor community. Briefing delegates during…

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Luxury Vehicles Put On Hold…Gvt Allocates Funds Towards Cholera Fight

FINANCE and economic development minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says government has put on hold most items including the purchase of luxury vehicles and allowances for cabinet ministers and legislators to direct finds towards fighting cholera which has now recorded 7000 cases. By Michael Gwarisa The developments comes at the back of a US$35 million funding gap from the required US$64 million to combat the cholera epidemic. Addressing Journalists in the capital this afternoon (19/09/18), Prof Ncube said government has poured in US$15 million towards the cholera fight as a commitment…

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First Lady Donates Towards Cholera

FIRST Lady Amai Auxilia Mnagagwa through her charity organisation, Angel of Hope has made a donation towards the fight against Cholera, as the battle to contain Cholera intensifies.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the handover event, Angel of Hope board Chair, Mrs Chipo Mtasa said in as much as they might not cover everything in terms of availing resources to combat cholera, they were committed to extending a helping hand in whichever way possible. “Last week on Wednesday Amai came here at the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital (BIDH) and she…

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Zim Cholera Prevalence High In Women

THE prevailing cholera epidemic which according to latest statistics has recorded 6533 suspected cases and 35 deaths wears a gender face according to the Harare City health department with preliminary figures indicating a 51% prevalence rate in women against 49% in men.   By Michael Gwarisa Giving an update on the epidemic, Harare City Health director, Dr Clemence Duri said there was a conspicuous infection discrepancy between men and women amidst indications that the first cholera death which was recorded at Beatrice Infectious Disease Hospital (BDIH) was a 25 year…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Clears Air On Cholera Financial Donations…As Death Toll Reaches 35

THE Zimbabwe government has appointed the Finance and Economic Development ministry as the sole custodian of all financial donations towards Cholera while the ministry of health and child care shall be handling commodities and other essential donations, Local government minister, July Moyo has said. By Michael Gwarisa The move comes at the back of a cholera epidemic which has claimed 35 lives and infected an estimated 6533. Briefing government, city council and partners, Minister Moyo who is also the chair of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera said they had been…

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