Kariba Villagers Travel 350 km To See A Doctor

By Michael Gwarisa recently In Kariba CONTINUED decay and deteriorating of services worsened by the absence of a resident Doctor at Siakobvu Rural Hospital in Nyaminyami, Kariba has forced villagers to travel 350 kilometers to Kariba  for expert medical attention. Despite the rugged terrain and huge presence of ferocious wildlife, patients have to brace the evils all in search of better healthcare services. In the event of referral cases occurring, the local hospital has to pump out loads of money purchasing fuel to ferry patients to Kariba or Karoi hospitals.…

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The Nomads Of Siakobvu…A Sad Reality Caused By Droughts and Malnutrition

By Michael Gwarisa in Kariba, Siakobvu A 350 kilometer drive through the woods and dense forest from Kariba town through a meandering dusty and partially gravel road leads one to an almost invisible settlement called Siakobvu  in Nyaminyami rural district. Every year, the people in the area have to contend with little food hand-outs they get from well-wishers and non-governmental organisations owing to the perennial hunger and critical food shortages the community experiences annually. Even though some farmers in the area have already commenced land preparations for the 2017/18 cropping season,…

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