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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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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NAC Unveils $10 000 Cancer Awareness Sponsorship

THE Zimbabwe National Aids Council (NAC) has unveiled sponsorship to  the tune of $10 000 for the Zimbabwe Open Golf tournament for ladies which will go towards cancer awareness through sport and and recreation activities. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the ceremony marking the unveiling of the package, NAC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tapuwa Magure said the decision to support Cancer awareness through Golf was arrived at following revelations that there is a close relationship between HIV and cancer and involvement in sporting activities could reduce the scourge of cancer. The $10,000.00…

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#BREAKING: Girl Reacts To HPV Vaccine

AN eight year old Kambuzuma school girl reacted to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine during the vaccination period amidst indications that her teacher had to foot a $100 medical bill to assist the girl. By Kudakwashe Pembere The program ran from May 14 to May 18 after government had rolled out a campaign targeting girls aged between 9 to 14 years was launched in various parts of the country as part of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s recommended preventive measures against cervical cancer. The teacher at Rukudzo Primary School gave…

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Prostate Cancer Alert for Zim Young Men

…recent studies show that daily sexual intercourse reduces prostate cancer risk …Free prostate cancer screening currently underway THE Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) has expressed concern over the increased cases of Prostate Cancer in Zimbabwe’s black men amidst indications that the most recent case was diagnosed in a man under the age of 40, which is a rare scenario elsewhere. By Michael Gwarisa in Chonhoyi CAZ information officer, Priscilla Mangwiro told journalists at a Media workshop in Chinhoyi yesterday that Zimbabwe was currently recording high cases of prostate cancer as…

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US Gvt To Scale Up Cervical Cancer Screening In Zim

THE United States Government (USD) says it will now support cervical cancer screening activities in Zimbabwe amidst indications that the disease has of  late been the leading cause of death in women i over the past few years. By Michael Gwarisa According to national statistics, Cervical cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually. Speaking at the just held PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Media Awards, Charged d’ Affairs at the US Embassy, Jennifer Savage said focus would now shift fighting cervical cancer screening to ensure early detection and treatment of the disease.…

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21 000 Women Screened During First Lady’s Cervical Cancer Campaign

DIRECTOR family health in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr Benard Madzima says the ongoing Cervical Cancer screening and awareness campaign being spearheaded by the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa in partnership with the ministry of health has so far screened more than 20 000 women, up from the 5000 that were screened in the same period in 2017. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the Passover ceremony for the Apostolic Faith Mission of the Holy ghost, Dr Madzima said the exercise has managed to change perception regarding…

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Gov Rolls Out HPV Vaccine…800 000 Girls To Benefit

THE ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) in collaboration with partners has rolled out a countrywide Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine with the aim of preventing young girls from contracting the virus when they become sexually active. By Michael Gwarisa The program is targeting girls aged nine to 14 who are believed not to be sexually active and yet to contract the HPV virus which is responsible for 99% of Cervical Cancers. Briefing Journalists Wednesday morning in Harare, Health and Child care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the roll-out…

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Communities Raise Red Flag Over Gaps In Gazetted Public Health Bill

COMMUNITIES say the newly gazetted Public Health Bill (PHB) is a noble document but still needs to be worked on to address public health issues at community level. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes in the midst of ongoing Public feedback meetings on the PBH which kicked off this week in Mutare. The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), a Non Governmental Organizations which represents and drives health issues on behalf of communities says the new bill is silent to a number factors which directly impact health at community level…

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MSF Takes Cervical Cancer Treatment To Rural Gutu

Women with early stage lesions of the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer who were unable to access treatment due to resource constraints, are set to benefit from receiving treatment , following the launch of preventive Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) services at Gutu rural hospital. HealthTimes Correspondent Speaking during the launch ceremony, MSF Gynaecologist, Dr Severine Caluwaerts said cancer was preventable and early screening could go a long way in stopping its spread in the body. “As MSF, we believe that no woman should die of cervical cancer…

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