Cholera Outbreak Exposes Gvt’s Lack Of Political Will- CWGH

THE prevailing Cholera outbreak which surfaced in Chegutu last week, killing at least five people, leaving others hospitalized has exposed government’s lack of political will and desire to solve the recurring Cholera outbreaks, a top community health expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director, Itai Rusike said government was not doing enough to bring finality to the Cholera nuisance and such an approach could pave way to an even worse Cholera crisis. “The latest outbreak of cholera in Chegutu and…

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CIMAS Introduces Health Insurance For Students Studying Abroad

ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading Health Insurance providers, CIMAS has introduced StudyMate, a specific student plan that offers a comprehensive medical aid cover for students outside their country of usual residence. By Michael Gwarisa The plan offers comprehensive medical aid cover for Outpatient treatment by general practitioners and specialists, Private hospital treatment and accommodation, Emergency evacuation and Repatriation of remains in case of death. “This is a summary of benefits on the StudyMate Package. For information that is more detailed including benefit limits, please contact HEALTHGUARD International or its nearest authorized…

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First Lady To Champion AIDS Fight

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Honorable Auxillia Mnangagwa and UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmay Haile today agreed to embark on a historic partnership where the First Lady expressed commitment to play a strategic national and international advocacy role in ending HIV and AIDS. HealthTimes Correspondant In a meeting held this morning at the First Lady’s office at Zimbabwe House, Mr. Girmary Haile, UNAIDS Country Director in Zimbabwe briefed the First Lady on upcoming events of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) – an organisation affiliated with UNAIDS and outlined…

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MSF Trains Cholera Response Team In Chegutu

Doctors without Borders, MSF is currently training not less than 50 community health workers in Chegutu to enable them to fight Cholera at community level. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking through their Micro-blogging site, Twitter @MSF_Zimbabwe, the organisation said they were ramping up efforts to contain and combat the Cholera pandemic which has hit the Mashonaland West Province. “#MSF is mentoring 15 nurses, 10 sprayers, 25 community health workers & cleaners to enable them to respond effectively to the #cholera outbreak in Chegutu.” MSF in collaboration with the ministry of health…

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1 drug per week, hope for HIV patients

HIV patients will soon heave a sigh of relief as they will no longer need to carry a lot of pills with the rolling out of a new antiretroviral drug which will be taken only once a week. SOURCE: SUNDAYNEWS: Robin Muchetu Scientists in the United States have conducted trials of the new ARVs that will see a patient taking one drug per week and it will contain enough medicine to last that period. This means that drug intake will be reduced from 30 to just four per month. Director…

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