Police Raid Magaya For ‘HIV-Cure’

The Zimbabwe Republic Police raided Prophet Magaya’s offices looking for his controversial so called ‘HIV cure’ on Wednesday evening, a Government official said. By Kudakwashe Pembere Dubbed Aguma, Magaya’s medicine is receiving brickbats of criticism from all sections of society. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi revealed the latest development on Twitter. “I can confirm police this evening raised Prophet Walter Magaya offices to recover samples of his Aguma medicine which he claims cures HIV,” he said. Mutodi said they want to probe Magaya’s HIV cure claims.…

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No Cure For HIV: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no cure for HIV infection has been discovered while acknowledging the efficacy of antiretroviral treatment used in suppressing the virus. By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes in the wake of claims by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance founder Prophet Walter Magaya on Sunday that he found the cure for the menacing virus. In a statement, WHO Zimbabwe Representative Dr Alex Gasasira said no discoveries have been made towards the cure of HIV. “In response to recent media reports alleging the discovery of a cure for HIV…

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#BREAKING: Magaya’s ‘HIV Cure’ Has Not Been Approved: MCAZ

JUST as its name implies in Shona, Aguma (Meaning it has ended), the purported HIV curing herb publicly launched on Sunday by Prophetic Healing  and Deliverance frontman Prophet Walter Magaya might have reached a dead end amidst indications the controversial herb has not been approved for retailing or consumption on the Zimbabwean market, HealthTimes can exclusively reveal. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking to HealthTimes,  the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) Projects and Public Relations Officer Shingai Gwatidzo argued that the so-called HIV cure named Aguma from the cleric was not in…

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HIV Prevalence In Children Spikes in Masvingo

SHORTAGE of health care centres in Masvingo province has resulted in most babies being born HIV positive as most mothers miss out on antenatal visits, a National Aids Council official has said.   By Michael Gwarisa in Masvingo The province has a population of 1 386 604 according the 2012 census and an HIV prevalence of 12.8 percent and a total of 9 700 are children living with HIV despite various interventions by government and partners to eradicate the disease. Speaking to Journalist during an Editors Media tour in Masvingo,…

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TelOne Holds Wellness Fair For Employees

Leading converged telecommunications firm TelOne, kick started this year’s edition of their annual Wellness Fairs on a high note as it was well attended. By Kudakwashe Pembere The company’s employees drawn from Harare and all Mashonaland provinces thronged the TelOne Centre for Learning where the event was held. There were several organisations and companies giving their expertise on wellness issues Running under the theme, “Employee Wellness Sound Investment,” the fair  attracted participation from funeral Assurers, Stoke Brokers, Medical Aid Societies, Medical Aid Schemes, Herbal Products Distributors, and associations dealing with…

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Chirumhanzu School Records Pregnancy Outbreak

ORTON Drift Secondary School in Chirumhanzu district is grappling with numerous pregnancy cases with indications on the ground showing that 10 girls have confirmed pregnancies while 16 others have already eloped. By Michael Gwarisa in Chirumhanzu Speaking to Journalist on the side-lines of a National Aids Council (NAC) media tour, Chirumhanzu District Aids Coordinator (DAC), Mr Gwatirisa Masara said the lure of money and cars by the gold panners in the community had led to the spike in pregnancies. “There is actually a big problem with regards to the issue…

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ZADHR Trashes Prophet Magaya’s HIV Cure Claims

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights has rubbished Sunday’s claims by Prophet Walter Magaya that he found the cure for the menacing HIV/AIDS. By Kudakwashe Pembere Several health related civil groups alongside the general public have met these claims with mixed reactions. “Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights takes with great exception to the recent claims by Prophet W Magaya that he has found a cure for HIV and AIDS. “ZADHR acknowledges the prophet’s right to freedom of worship and his entitlements to his beliefs. However it…

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Gvt Applauds UN Investment In Zim’s Health Sector

ZIMBABWE’S Vice President, Kembo Mohadi has expressed gratitude to the massive investment the United Nations (UN) has extended towards the country’s health sector.   By Michael Gwarisa The local health sector is reeling from a plethora of challenges which include critical drugs shortages, recurring waterborne diseases and a demotivated workforce. Over the period 2016 to 2020, the UN has committed funds to the tune of US$400 million in various key areas including HIV and AIDS prevention, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH, poverty and hunger alleviation, gender and women empowerment among…

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Gvt Mulls Decentralising Radiology Services

DEPUTY Minister of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr John Mangwiro has hinted on government’s Intention to decentralise radiology services which are currently being offered at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Mpilo and Oncore Center in Harare.   By Michael Gwarisa The move is in line with government’s vision of devolution whereby critical economic enabling services will be offered in all the country’s 10 provinces. Officially launching the Breast cancer Pink Conference in the capital, Dr Magwiro said owing to economic woes, some cancer patients find it difficult to travel to the few…

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Stool-Based diagnosis Could Eradicate TB In Children

A simple method for processing stool samples for Xpert MTB/RIF testing using minimal equipment has been announced at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health and could enable the identification of thousands of children with  tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) disease – drastically reducing the numbers of children under five dying from TB. Currently, an estimated 239,000 children die every year from tuberculosis (TB). Children with TB rarely die when they receive standard treatment for the disease, but 90 percent of children who die from TB worldwide went untreated.…

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