How social media saved Zimpapers journalist’s 20 month old daughter

By Kudakwashe Pembere  NO feeling guts a mother more than seeing her beloved child wriggling in pain. Mothers all over the world have this incomprehensible yet amazing maternal instinct. According to Elyse Rubenstein, a Philadelphia psychiatrist who counsels new mothers, the term refers to “an inborn tendency to want to protect and nurture one’s offspring.” Almost all mothers (human and animal alike) eventually come to feel this way after they have a child. Many a mother have lost their children to various ailments not because they were incurable, but they…

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Harare Now an Ancient City…As Harare Tops In Typhoid Cases

By Michael Gwarisa  THE city of Harare now resembles an ancient town as it lacks the characteristics and requisites of a modern day city due to poor planning and recurrent diarrheal diseases like Typhoid and Cholera which were most prominent during ancient times. Typhoid was first discovered in 1880 in New York City but is also believed to have existed around 430 BC in Greece where it almost wiped out a whole army. Briefing a Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Public Dialogue meeting on Recurrent Outbreak of Typhoid and…

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‘Anti Microbial Resistance May Eliminate Zim population in 5 years’

By Kudakwashe Pembere ANTI Microbial resistance could wipe away the entire Zimbabwean population within five years if not acted upon, a health expert has said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Antimicrobial resistance as Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. Speaking at the launch of  Zimbabwe Action Plan and Situation Analysis reports on AMR in Harare today, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network – ReAct Africa head Dr. Mirfin Mpundu said AMR is…

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500 000 Lives In Danger As ARV Crisis Persists In Zimbabwe

By Michael Gwarisa  NOT less than half a million lives are at risk of developing HIV drug resistance and full blown AIDS or dying if the prevailing shortages of Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) drugs particularly the second line regiment (Abacavir) is not resolved.  Speaking at a Joint Press Conference in Capital, the  Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights  (ZLHR) and the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) have bemoaned the lukewarm pace  concern over the slow pace at which the ongoing shortages  being resolved.…

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Put innovation at the core of business, allied health practioners urged

By Kudakwashe Pembere The Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe has been urged to promote innovations  through the setting up of a Technoprenuerial Development and Innovative Division. This encouragement came from Dr  Gwatirega Javangwe who was speaking at the AHPCZ annual conference running alongside the Zim Afro Medical and Health fair. He said the council which overseas over about 17 health professions should prioritise technopreneurship. “We need to put technopreneurship at the core of our business whether they are institutions of higher learning, private practice or government institution we need…

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Zim Health and Medical Fair Roars into life

By Kudakwashe Pembere The seventh edition of the Zim Medical and Health Fair held in Harare today kicked off on a high note with several exhibitors and hundreds of members of the public attending the event. People could be seen trickling in the expo visiting various stands from the time the fair started till it finished. There were companies from the health sector as well as telecommunications, pharmaceutical, herbal medicine, to mention but these few industries exhibiting at the fair. Speaking to the organizer of the event Shepherd Chakanza said…

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The Stages of HIV Infection

Key Points Without treatment with HIV medicines, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. The three stages of HIV infection are (1) acute HIV infection, (2) chronic HIV infection, and (3) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There is no cure for HIV infection, but HIV medicines (called antiretrovirals or ARVs) can prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS. HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. HIV medicines also reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Without treatment, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. HIV gradually…

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Finally, The Medical and Health Fair Kicks Off Today

Today we kick off! – 7th Edition of Zim-Afro Medical and Health Fair which run from 27-29 Sept at the Harare International Conference Centre. 27 Sept – Day 1 Programme 08:15 – 15:30 Allied Health Practitioners Council Annual Conference – Main Auditorium #10POINTS 09:00 – 12:30 Financial Wellness in Medical Workplace Workshop – Committee room 5 #5POINTS 08:30 – 16:30 Exhibitions (Admission FREE to Everyone) Free First Aid Training #FREE (open to the public) Free Medical Check ups (Dental, Eyes, BP, Blood Sugar) #FREE 28 Sept – Day 2 Programme…

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NAC Lunches HIV/Cancer Prevention Golf Tournament 2017

By Michael Gwarisa  THE National Aids Council (NAC) has launched an HIV and Cancer Prevention Drive Pro-Am Golf Tournament 2017, which kicks off in  the next few days. The move comes at a time Zimbabwe is grappling with  a Non Communicable Diseases burden which have become a silent but leading killer to people living with HIV. Speaking during the official launch ceremony last night, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the tournament comes at a time when our nation is grappling with a swelling epidemic of non-communicable diseases,…

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#BREAKING: Nine Year Old Sex Worker Is Actually 17 Years Old

HealthTimes Correspondent  Wonders Shall Never Cease!!! IN  a dramatic turn of events, the young Epworth girl who was reported in the media recently for being Zimbabwe’s youngest sex worker at the at the age of 9 is in actual fact older than that, She is 17!!! These revelations were made by Harare provincial Social Work officer Mrs Ngani during a Sexual Reproductive Health workshop for young people in the capital yesterday where she indicated that the girl in question went through a rigorous scientific  examinations which revealed that the girl…

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