11 Bottled Water Brands Bacteria Contaminated

A total of 11 bottled water brands are contaminated with bacteria amidst indications that the levels of bacteria in some brands were four times the acceptable levels stipulated by the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ).   Story first appeared in The Zimbabwe Independent The sad development comes at a time most Zimbabweans have resorted to bottled and portable water as an escape from getting infected with the Cholera pandemic which has claimed at 50. Results from laboratory tests which were conducted by the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) at the request…

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Condoms In Schools Could Reduce Illegal Abortions

EXPANDING contraceptives coverage to schools and other at risk populations could reduce the number of deaths and complications as a result of illegal abortions, a parliamentarian has said.   By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes on the side-lines of the World Abortion Day celebrations, legislator and former parliamentary committee on health chair, Dr Ruth Labode said contraceptive services were not getting to adolescents and young girls despite the fact that they are the most sexually active and at risk of unwanted pregnancies. “Our biggest problem in Zimbabwe is…

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POTRAZ Pours US$200 000 Towards Cholera Fight…Applauds Telecoms Players For Intervening

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) handed over  US$200 000 to government to further efforts to eliminate the cholera epidemic which has claimed not less than 49 lives to date.   By Michael Gwarisa POTRAZ acting director general, Engineer Baxton Sirewu said they had heeded the clarion call by government for corporates to play their part in the fight against cholera. “POTRAZ is pleased to hear from the authorities that signs are there on the ground that we may win the battle of cholera. As POTRAZ, our space…

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Stanbic Donates US$70 000 Worth of Cholera Kits

STANBIC Bank has responded to the obtaining cholera epidemic by donating goods worth US$70 000 to the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) to fight the cholera scourge which has ravaged the Capital city.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking during the handover event, Stanbic Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Palmer Mugavha said cholera was not a government  issue alone and as an organisation, they had taken it upon themselves to intervene through any means possible. “As a bank we saw it fit to assist the government because this epidemic…

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Harare Battles Worst Cholera Strain…cases nearing 10000 benchmark

THE prevailing Cholera epidemic which has claimed 49 lives and infected 9779 others, is probably the worst cholera epidemic the country has ever experienced as it is  a confection of Typhoid, Cholera and Salmonella hence making it difficult to cure using available antibiotics, Harare City Health director, Dr Clemence Duri has said.   By Michael Gwarisa The co-infection nature of the current strain has made it multi drug resistant mainly to the first line of antibiotics and health personnel have since upgraded to the second line of antibiotics called Azithromycin…

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European Heads of State Snub TB Meeting

THE ongoing United Nations High-Level  meeting on Tuberculosis happening in New York has registered a conspicuous absence of European heads of states amidst indications that only the Turkish leader is the only leader from the  block to have confirmed attendance to date. HealthTimes Reporter The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)  Director of Stratedy, Paul Jensen expressed concern at the almost non-existent attendance of Heads of State from Europe attending the inaugural United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) On the Fight To End Tuberculosis (TB). “Ahead of…

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10 Of The Most Dangerous Sex Positions That Are More Pain Than Pleasure

Sex is amazing. Most of us love the idea of sex. While sex is mostly pleasurable, today we are going to talk about its downsides. Science has told us a lot of things over the years like gin drinkers are psychopaths, running is contagious and nice folks have more sex. SOURCE; Era Tangar  .scoopwhoop.com Another thing that Science claims are the dangers of having sex the wrong way. Many a time, there are cases of things going really really wrong while having sex. So wrong that just the imagery of it…

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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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