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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President Salutes Zimplats…As Company Refurbishes Kadoma Hospital

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday applauded giant Platinum mining company, Zimplats for refurbishing Kadoma General Hospital in line with modern day Universal Health Care (UHC) standards. By Michael Gwarisa in Kadoma Officiating at the handover ceremony and commissioning of equipment and refurbishment works at  Kadoma Hospital, President Mnagangagwa said there was still an infrastructural gap in the health sector and the refurbishment of Kadoma hospital by Zimplats was a wake-up call to other mining companies to also invest in health infrastructure. “In this world, economic performance and growth are vital in…

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MSF SA Launches Ebola Outbreak Appeal

DOCTORS Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Every second counts, every patient matters, every donation is vital. Since the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 54 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola), have been notified by the national health authorities in the Equateur region, where the outbreak started. The outbreak is currently affecting…

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Operation Of Hope Commences Cleft Lip/palate Screening in Harare

OPERATION of Hope has commenced cleft lip and cleft palate SCREENING sessions at Harare  Central hospital, pending surgeries which will run  up to Friday 25, May 2018, amidst indications that not less than 55 operations will be conducted over the period. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Operation of Hope president Jennifer Trubenbach said the response to the call for screening has been overwhelming and they were expecting more numbers to come through in the course of the week. “At least as we speak, we have screened not less than 35 although some…

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Zimplats Takes Albinism Campaign To Rural Binga

LEADING Platinum producer, Zimplats says it is taking its Albinism campaign drive dubbed “Beyond this Skin” to Binga where they will donate sunscreen lotions and hats raised from Hat Raiser event which was held in Harare last month. HealthTimes Correspondent Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove said they will be going to rural areas to donate hats and sunscreen lotions to people living with albinism. “After the successful campaigns we have had we will be going rural now and our next campaign will be in Binga, Matebeleland North. We…

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JICA Improves Zim’s HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Skills

JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative Mr Shumon Yoshiara says the Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity  for HIV/AIDS response programs were a resounding success and has manged to compile data that will go a long way in answering HIV related question in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In Kadoma Speaking during the Final Workshop where data experts were presenti9ng their findings from the project, Mr  Yoshiara said the project which was birthed by bilateral relations between the government of Zimbabwe and Japan had gone a long way in building capacity…

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Single Dose, Oral Cholera Vaccine Proves Effective In Zambia- MSF

In another promising development for people affected by large-scale cholera epidemics, recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic has highlighted that just one dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the disease during an outbreak, similar to that of the currently recommended two doses. HealthTimes Correspondent The results of the study – conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the organisation’s research arm, Epicentre, the Zambian Ministry Of Health (MOH), the Pasteur Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) – are being published in the 8 February edition of…

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