POSB Injects $100 000 Towards Cholera Fight

POSB has donated an amount to the tune of $100 000 to advance the fight against Cholera which has claimed not less than 49 lives and infected 10 000 others.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking during the handover event, POSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr Admore Kadhlela said the gesture was part of their corporate social responsibility drive which is highly biased towards improving health and living standards of citizens. “This donation is a part of our corporate social responsibility which actually focuses on health and philanthropy and financial education. This is…

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More Cholera Vaccine Doses Expected on Sunday

Government will on Sunday receive 900 000 doses of vaccines to combat the cholera pandemic bedeviling Harare. By Kudakwashe Pembere So far there are 500 000 doses in Government’s possession to be used in vaccinating people in affected areas. This brings the total number of vaccines to 1, 4 million within a space of one week. The outbreak which to date has claimed 49 lives was declared an emergency disaster last month by Health and Childcare minister Dr Obadiah Moyo. Government today launched the National Oral Cholera Vaccine in Budiriro…

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Cholera Crowdfund Receipts $770 000

The Cholera Crowdfund created by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development last month has received over $770 000 in cash. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was revealed by Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube who was represented by the ministry’s deputy director National Budgets Department Mr Joram Pfunye. He said this at the launch of the National Oral Cholera Vaccine in Budiriro 1, Harare. Professor Ncube said the crowdfund as of September 28 had collected $770 925. “The money we have received so far in the Cholera Crowdfund as at 28…

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11 Bottled Water Companies Could Lose SAZ Certification

THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) says it is currently investigating 11 bottled water companies following allegations of bacterial contamination in their water, this publication can reveal.   By Michael Gwarisa Responding to HealthTimes on the side-lines of the ongoing Medical and Health Expo in the capital, SAZ Director Quality Assurance Mr Sebastian Zuze said they were on top of things as investigations on are underway to ascertain the credibility of the allegations and should the companies be found guilty, they risk losing their SAZ certification. “So when we talk…

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User Fees Scrapping Cripples Gvt Hospitals

OPERATIONS at various public health institutions could be grinding to a halt amidst indications that institutions are battling to service their financial obligations as well as deal with the swelling number of health seekers following the scraping of user at government hospitals early this year.   By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the ongoing Medical and Health Expo and conference, Harare Central Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nyasha Masuka said the move to scrap user fees was rushed and not commensurate with the prevailing state of affairs at public health institutions.…

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