Family Planning Ambassador Fights Teen Pregnancies

ZIMBABWE National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), brand ambassador Adiona Chidzonga has gone on massive campaign against early teen pregnancies and child marriages in rural areas. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mt Darwin In an interview during the Brand Ambassador’s visit of the Youth Friendly Centre in Mt Darwin,  Chidzonga bemoaned the high teen pregnancy cases in the Mashonaland Central province and blamed it on traditional beliefs and customs which normalizes early child marriages. “The issue of teenage pregnancies in this province, in particular this district is very high. It is…

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TelOne Promotes Healthy Environment In Mabvuku

STATE-owned converged telecommunications company TelOne donated 100 litter bins and water tanks in Mabvuku on Thursday as part of their efforts to envision a clean healthy environment. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking on behalf of TelOne’s Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mutasa was Corporate Services Director Mr Hopewell Zinyau who said they have taken the program in 13 cities. “As some of you may already be aware, TelOne has defined Environmental management as a key thematic area for our corporate social investment programming. As such we have, since 2016 been involved in…

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Rare Disability Haunts Beitbridge Family

TWENTY-year-old Musiiwa Sibanda has never enjoyed life like people in his age group. By Nhau Mangirazi recently in Beitbridge He hardly walks but crawls as he manoeuvres his way around the yard and other destinations due to a condition called Dystonia which has been haunting him since birth. To make life tough for Musiiwa, his wheelchair bound young brothers Adam aged 15 and Misheck aged 12 also suffer from the same condition. Both are attending school at Chenmanga primary school five kilometres away, they cannot walk due to a rare…

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MSF Pilots New ART Dispensing Model In Mwenezi

MEDECINS Sans Frontiers in Zimbabwe (MSF), has launched a new system of administering Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) drugs in Mwenezi, Masvingo in a bid to increase ART adherence, amidst indications that many ART clients were now defaulting on their medications due to the long distance and inaccessibility of health facilities. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Sovelela, Mwenezi The new ART administering method dubbed Out of Facility Community ART Distribution (OFCAD),  is an outreach strategy whereby patients no longer need to visit a health care facility to access ART but rather the…

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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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