Pregnant Women Should Not Bleach

CO-FOUNDER of DMK South Africa, Najma Khan has advised pregnant women against using skin bleaching and whitening creams during pregnancy as have a toxic effect on the baby which lead to harm or even worse for the unborn child. Speaking on SABC news over the weekend, Khan said skin bleaching creams were made of highly poisonous substances such as Mercury among other toxins which are used in high dosages. “You are looking at Hydroquinone which is very commonly used in low doses in the industries. But with the skin bleaching…

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PSI Launches Patients Tracking Mobile App

THE Populations Services International (PSI) has introduced a Mobile Application, dubbed, Connecting with Sara, a platform meant to track and engage with clients through their mobile phones. By Michael Gwarisa The App which is currently being used in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique is set to leverage on the swelling numbers of internet and phone usage with latest figures indicating that five billion people across the world have a phone in their pocket. In an article, PSI Senior Program Manager, Global Business Chris Purdy said Sub-Saharan Africa was poised for boom…

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Stanbic Donates Toiletries To People Living With Albinism

STANBIC bank, has handed over sunscreen lotions, soaps, hats and other toiletries to the Albinism Charity Organisation of Zimbabwe (ALCOZ) amidst growing calls to expand the distribution of these essential products to communal areas. By Michael Gwarisa The donation consignment consists of 500 sun-screen lotions, 500 sun hats, 500 lip balms and 500 Dettol soaps and 750 Dettol liquids to at least 250 people living with albinism. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Stanbic Bank board member, Nelly Jinjika said there was need for increased awareness on issues affecting people living…

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