UZ Unveils Optometry Degree

The University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences on Friday launched the country’s first Bachelor of Science Optometry (Honours) degree programme in a ceremony at the college in Harare. By HealthTimes Reporter Officially launching the programme, the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Levi Nyagura thanked Cimas Medical Aid Society for donating the equipment needed for this programme. Earlier the dean of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Rangarirai Masanganise, described how his vision of establishing an optometry unit had developed after seeing how comprehensive the eye service offered in the United Kingdom…

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NBSZ To Open Another Blood Donation Clinic in Bulawayo

The National Blood Services Zimbabwe will open a new blood donation clinic in Bulawayo in July this year for easy reach to people living in the city. By Kuda Pembere Speaking to HealthTimes, NBSZ chief executive Ms Lucy Marowa said the centre will be closer to the people in Bulawayo. “National Blood Services is opening a new CBD clinic in Bulawayo at the Post Office Building. It will start to operate on the First of July. This is to bring access to our beloved donors who find that the current…

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NetOne donates $25 000 to NBSZ

The National Blood Services Zimbabwe has received $25 000 from state owned operator NetOne which will be used in its blood donation activities. By HealthTimes Reporter With a relationship spanning 12 years, NetOne has been assisting NBSZ in various initiatives. “National Blood Transfusion Services us always one such important organisation. This 2018 partnership marks the 12 th year of NetOne’s continuous support to NBSZ. This partnership started in 2006 and we are proud to have walked this journey all the years,” he said. The MNO will also be involved in…

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#PEPFAR15: PEPFAR Scales Up HIV Prevention in Zimbabwe

…More People Initiated On ART The U.S Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched the PEPFAR’s year-long 15th anniversary campaign amidst indications that close to 900 000 people living with HIV received Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in 2017 through its efforts. The celebrations will be running under the theme “15 Years of Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships which is aimed at highlighting the tremendous impact, efficiency, and accountability of the U.S. government’s longstanding HIV/AIDS leadership across three administrations. According to PEPFAR, latest trends indicate that death and despair have…

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