Cancerserve Trust To Bridge Funding Gap Towards Cancer

THE recently launched Cancerserve Trust foundation an initiative meant to raise funds for cancer prevention and management will go long way in addressing the funding gaps that exist in cancer prevention and mitigation strategies, Deputy Health and Child Care minister, Dr John Mangwiro has said.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the official launch of the program, Dr Mangwiro said Zimbabwe was experiencing an increase in cancers of all kinds hence the need for alternative financing models to curb the cancer scourge. “The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide, and Zimbabwe…

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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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Pregnant Women Should Not Bleach

CO-FOUNDER of DMK South Africa, Najma Khan has advised pregnant women against using skin bleaching and whitening creams during pregnancy as have a toxic effect on the baby which lead to harm or even worse for the unborn child. Speaking on SABC news over the weekend, Khan said skin bleaching creams were made of highly poisonous substances such as Mercury among other toxins which are used in high dosages. “You are looking at Hydroquinone which is very commonly used in low doses in the industries. But with the skin bleaching…

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100 000 People Die Of Asthma Everyday- Report

NOT less than 100 000 people are dying each day from Asthma, owing to inadequacies in treatment for people living with the disease, the 2018 Global Asthma Report has gathered. By Michael Gwarisa According to the report, more than 300 million have Asthma globally and the report launched today (31 August 2018) by the Global Asthma Network, highlights that around 1000 people each day are dying from asthma, yet many people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are unable to access the quality-assured essential asthma medicines and care they need.…

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First Mutual Walkathon Raises US$3000

THE First Mutual Cancer awareness walkthon manged to raise an amount to the tune of US$3000 which will go towards assisting the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe in its treatment, screening and care programs. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview on the sidelines of the Walkathon which saw hundreds of people participating, First Mutual Health managing director Stanford Sisya said it was time to focus on eliminating cancer as it was now one of the major health problem.  “We, in partnership with the Cancer Association and we believe cancer  is one…

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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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