First Mutual To Host Cancer Awareness Walkathon

First Mutual Health will tomorrow August 18, 2018 host a cancer awareness Walkathon  in Borrowadale, Harare, as part of efforts to promote  the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe initiatives as well as promote healthy living amongts citizens. HealthTimes Reporter Cancer has over the years become a major health concern in Zimbabwe,  affecting large numbers of people from all walks of life and currently over 5000 new cancer diagnoses (all types) are made in Zimbabwe annually. First Mutual spokesperson, Farayi Mangwende said cancer treatment and palliative services currently on the market were unable…

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Zim Sanctions Renewal Won’t Affect HIV Funding- PEPFAR

THE passage of  the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (Zidera) (S 494) of 2001, which marks the renewal of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe will not affect PEPFAR’s funding for HIV programs in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes,  U.S Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Coordinator, Mark Troger said HIV funding was here stay and they have already  set aside Us$150 million for next year’s HIV programs. “There is no change to PEPFAR’s funding for HIV programs in Zimbabwe.  The recent passage of a ZDERA amendment has no…

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Critical Drugs Shortage Persist As Prices Go Up

PRICES for basic drugs and medicines have gone up amidst indications of persistent foreign currency shortages,  resulting in the depletion of stocks at  major warehouses, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere A survey by HealthTimes in Harare gathered that most pharmacies hiked the prices of critical medicine for instance, asthma medicine such as salbutamol inhalers went up from $4, 50 to $6 with other pharmacies going as far as tagging them a costly $14. Cough syrup like Sophyllin which used to sell at $6, 50 is now between $7, 50…

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Can A Butterfly Cup Be Used From The First Period?

It is possible for a girl to use a Butterfly Cup from her first period onwards and there are numerous advantages to doing so.  A Butterfly Cup is hygienic, safe, cost effective and one cup is all you need for the next 10 years. The Butterfly Cup can be purchased in advance and a girl can practice using it before she gets her first period so she feels confident and at ease with how to insert and remove the cup prior to the arrival of her period. In fact we…

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Zima congress kicks off

This year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) congress commenced with a symposium discussing HIV and AIDS issues. By Kudakwashe Pembere Themed Resistance Made Easy, the symposium tackled issues to do with new ARV drugs, viral resistance, and changing antiretroviral treatment for virological treatment failure, pediatric and adolescent issues. Running alongside the symposium was an expo where pharmaceutical companies, ambulances, medical aid societies, and non-governmental organisations focusing on AIDS issues were exhibiting. Local and international medical practitioners brought under one roof discuss trending global health issues. Speaking on the…

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10 Penis Problems That Signal Not Everything Is OK Down There

You’re well-acquainted with your own penis, but you’ve probably wondered how it compares to everyone else’s. While in most cases, your package is probably totally normal, there are a few seemingly common health conditions that could be cause for concern. If you experience anything on this list, you should talk to your doc ASAP. SOURCE: MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE 1) Patch problems. You notice a reddish, velvety swath of skin on the shaft of your penis, just below the head. It could just be a little bit of chafed skin, you…

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Open letter To President Elect ED By The CWGH

The New Government must prioritise strengthening of Primary Health Care to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals Now that the elections are over, the people of Zimbabwe expect the fulfilment of the election manifesto, in which you promised massive improvement in health infrastructure; more health personnel; accessible and affordable medicines; free medical care for cancer patients; at least one hospital per district, improved health services in resettlement areas, reduction of hospital fees by 50% and pursuing the Health for All policy, among others. As Community Working Group…

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Minister Declares Gweru Water Unsafe To Drink

The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Pagwesese David Parirenyatwa has declared Gweru water unsafe for drinking. He made the announcement yesterday when he visited Gweru Provincial Hospital, the treatment camps and Mkoba Polyclinic in Gweru. “To date, 200 patients are admitted at Gweru Provincial Hospital and some are being treated and monitored at Mkoba1 and Mkoba Polyclinic. The outbreak is said to have been caused by a burst sewage pipe that has contaminated the city’s drinking water making it unsafe for consumption. Boreholes around Mkoba have also been…

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NAC Gears Up For Cancer/HIV Tournament

THE National Aids Council (NAC) says preparations for the second edition of the Cancer and HIV prevention cancer Golf Tournament to be held in the Harare from August 15 to 17 2018, were at an advanced stage. HealthTimes Speaking to healthtimes, NAC spokesperson, Tadiwa Pfupa said all was now in place for the tournament which is now in its second year running following the successful hosting of the inaugural edition which saw armatures and seasoned golfers taking turns on the field. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards raising funds…

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#BREAKING: Blood Stocks Under Siege…As Political Violence Escalates

THE political violence which rocked Harare last week, leaving six people dead has led to a massive reduction in blood stocks as demand for the product increased as most of the injured victims of the violence were admitted at various hospitals around Harare. By Michael Gwarisa Through their MicroBlogging site, the National Blood Services (NBSZ) appealed to donors to come forward as the situation was slowly evolving into a crisis. “Following the political disturbances of last week, Bloodbank stock levels were negatively affected. We call upon on all those who…

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