Gweru Typhoid Outbreak: Ministry of Health Issues Travel Notice

THE ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) has warned travelers to exercise extreme caution when traveling to Gweru following a Typhoid outbreak which has claimed at least eight lives, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, MoHCC said the Typhoid fever which  is caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria, thrives well under dirty environments hence the need for citizens to practice hygiene as well as avoid coming into contact with infected persons as people can transmit the disease as long as the bacteria remains in their body. “The…

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Gvt Digs Into Health Levy To Rescue TB Drugs Crisis

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says has allocated an amount to the tune of US$500 000 from the airtime health levy fund to beef up Tuberculosis (TB) drugs supplies in the face of a prevailing TB drugs crisis. By Michael Gwarisa According to the MoHCC, the country is currently experiencing an inadequate availability of fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines for the intensive phase treatment of tuberculosis (first two months) and the US$500 000 would also buttress some relief supplies government received from MSF. “The Ministry has received…

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