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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Emergency Cholera Indaba On The Cards

A Cholera symposium is set to be held in Harare, on October, 5 2018 to deliberate and proffer lasting solutions to the water infrastructure crisis in urban environments which is believed to be the major driving force behind the recurrence of medieval diseases such as Cholera and Typhoid.   By Michael Gwarisa The conference which is being organised by a group of local and foreign based Zimbabwean engineers and new ZBC radio station, Classic 263 will draw participation from players in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector as well…

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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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First Lady Donates Towards Cholera

FIRST Lady Amai Auxilia Mnagagwa through her charity organisation, Angel of Hope has made a donation towards the fight against Cholera, as the battle to contain Cholera intensifies.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the handover event, Angel of Hope board Chair, Mrs Chipo Mtasa said in as much as they might not cover everything in terms of availing resources to combat cholera, they were committed to extending a helping hand in whichever way possible. “Last week on Wednesday Amai came here at the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital (BIDH) and she…

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Cholera Deaths Under Control

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo says despite the country recording several thousands of Cholera cases, government through support from the corporates world, NGOs and individuals has managed to avoid sporadic deaths as a result of Cholera. Staff Reporter To date not more than 30 Cholera deaths have been recorded against a cholera infection rate of 5 045 cases. “Cases have increased, but no death, we now have 5 045 cases. The situation is getting under control because of the intervention made. “We have loads and loads of…

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Graffiti Artists Use Calligraphy To Communicate Cholera Awareness

A local Calligraphy organisation, Caligraph.co has embarked on an extensive Cholera awareness campaign in affected areas using Graffiti and murals so as to simplify the Cholera message. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking to HealthTimes, Kumbirai Zvinavashe said Cholera was a national problem and everyone needed to come through in any way possible to ensure the issue is addressed. “We are a media company which drives on doing Graffiti advertising, so Graffiti advertising is one of our tools that we feel it works better in terms of also addressing or selling issues. “Considering…

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Deaf Zim Rolls Out Nationwide Sign Language Training For Nurses

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) says the just ended training whereby 35 nurses from Harare City council clinics received sign language training, was the beginning of a nationwide project which would bridge the communication gap between deaf people and health care workers. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Deaf Zimbabwe Executive Director Barbra Nyangairi said deaf people were having numerous challenges in accessing basic health care services, hence the need for capacity building and training of health care personal. “The training was motivated by the need to increase access…

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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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First Lady hands over refurbished Harare Central Hospital

First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday officially handed over a maternity ward she refurbished through her charity organisation, Angel of Hope Foundation, to Harare Central Hospital. Amai Mnangagwa said, the delivery of health care services was an important component of the country’s national development. “The delivery of health care services is an important component of our national development. Diseases do not select whether you are a man, woman or a child. Everyone gets sick at some point in life; however, it takes more than medication for a patient to speedily…

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