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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PSMAS Opens One Stop Shop Service Centre

ZIMBABWE’S leading Medical Aid  firm, Premier Service Medical Aid Company (PSMAS) has opened its state of the art service center at its headquarters which will improve convenience and service delivery to its clients. By Michael Gwarisa The service centre which is a one stop shop service facility, offers members a number of services ranging from card replacements, new applications processing, Health and Fitness services, payments among a host of others. Speaking during the Service Centre Media Tour, PSMAS Managing Director, Mr Tendai Kapamha said the service center was part of…

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#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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