#BREAKING: Tsvangirai dies of Cancer

Morgan Tsvangirai, the Movement for Democratic Change leader and former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe has died. He was 65 (Born on March 10, 1952). Tsvangirai, who was the face of the country’s opposition politics since 1999, has been battling colon cancer. He was being treated at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in South Africa. MDC-T acting president Elias Mudzuri confirmed the death through his Twitter account. “As you are aware that our MDC T President, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai has not been feeling well for some time, it is…

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KidzCan Honors Childhood Cancer Survivors

KIDZCAN, a local organization which deals with childhood cancer cases in Zimbabwe has applaud childhood cancer survivors for their resilience in fighting cancer. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the launch Orange Week which marks celebrations for children living with cancer, Kidzcan Executive Director, Daniel Mckenzie said Kidzcan had over the years exhibited resilience in supporting children living with cancer. “As we stand in solidarity with international childhood cancer day, we acknowledge that childhood cancer in Zimbabwe as in the rest of low medium countries claims more lives. Statistics have shown…

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Cancer Kills More Women Than Men In Zim

MORE women died from cancer related illnesses over the past two years compared to their male counterparts, as cancer continues to wreak havoc in Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing delegates during the World Cancer Day celebrations in Marondera, Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said at least 1 11 1 women (53%) died of cancer while 951 men (46.1 %) succumbed to the disease bringing the total figure of cancer mortality to 2 062  in 2016. “The most frequent occurring caners among…

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I Am Not Dying In Three Months Says Morgan Tsvangirai

MOVEMENT for Democratic Change President, Mr Morgan Tvangirai who was diagnosed of Cancer of the Colon two years ago has denied reports that he will be dying in three months time. By Michael Gwarisa Posting on his Twitter Account, Mr Tsvangirai said he was undergoing treatment in South Africa and there was nothing unusual about his condition. ” ” However, according to the NewsDay newspaper, Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly battling for his life in South Africa, where he is receiving treatment, as his condition continues to deteriorate amid reports that his…

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#BREAKING: Cancer To Be Funded Separately

GOVERNMENT is in the process of setting up stand alone funding for Cancer in a bid to intensify efforts to combat the scourge of caner related Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which have resulted in loss of lives. By Michael Gwarisa According to statistics, at least 7 000 new cases of cancer are recorded every year in Zimbabwe, resulting in 1 500 deaths. Moreover, 60 percent of these cancers are associated with HIV. Speaking to HealthTimes on the sidelines of the Universal Health Coverage  (UHC) Celebrations, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation…

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Government Applauds MSF Epworth HIV/TB Project

By Michael Gwarisa HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa has applauded Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for putting up a state  Epworth HIV/TB project which is aimed at combating the HIV and Tb epidemics. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the MSF project to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) today (6/12/2017), minister Parirenyatwa said MSF’s efforts in significantly reducing the HIV prevalence and new incidence as well as scaling up of antiretroviral therapy over the years were commendable. “Our government remains committed to creating an enabling…

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Zambia Cancer Hospital Charms Zim Parliamentarians

By Michael Gwarisa  ZAMBIA’s Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) which was established in July 2007 after a Presidential Declaration for the provision of free treatment of cancer to all Zambian citizens has charmed Zimbabwe which is also battling a huge cancer burden. Briefing a Parliamentary session yesterday, Gokwe Gumunyu legislator, Melania Mahiya applauded Zambia for putting up such a facility as well as prioritising the fight against cancer. “Due to the rapid increase in the number of cancer patients, there has been significant scaling up of capacities and support in cancer…

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#BREAKING: Public Health Bill finally gazetted

By Daniel Phiri  THE much awaited Public Health Bill (PHB) that seeks among other things to replace the outdated Public Health Act enacted in 1924 has been gazetted and will soon be making its way to Parliament for First Reading. Although it has been designated as urgent, the Public Health Bill has faced a lot of delays along the way which include a shortage of staff at the Attorney General’s office coupled with other delays at the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) offices owing to unavailability of the…

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Technology Key In Reducing Tobacco Harm- Experts

By Michael Gwarisa In Nairobi, Kenya ADOPTING new technologies such as the E-Cigarettes could go a long way in alleviating harm caused by tobacco smoking, experts have said. These development came out during the the Tobacco Harm Reduction Workshop in Naivash-Kenya which is aimed at pushing to provide a new frontier to a smoke free world as well as discuss how new technologies can reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world The conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world” identified the urgent need to…

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Diabetes Clinic on Cards

By Kuda Pembere LIONS Club International is keen in assisting the Zimbabwe Diabetes Association to build a diabetes clinic at Harare Central Hospital. Lions Club is an international fraternal organisation which voluntarily assist communities. Lion Jonah Machaya who leads District 412 told HealthTimes on the sidelines of the Novartis donation of computers at HCH last week that they intend to thwart this non-communicable disease called Diabetes. “We are from Lions Club and Im the district governor Lion Jonah Machaya. I represent four countries, that is Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and  Botswana…

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