Gvt Prepares Domboshawa Training Centre To Quarantine Returnee Ex-Convicts

GOVERNMENT is in the process of setting up Domboshawa Training center to accommodate ex-convicts returning from neighboring countries. By Michael Gwarisa In a media brief, Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said even though there were no known ex-convicts in quarantine centers at the moment, they were planning in advance, in case the need arises. With regards to the quarantining of ex-convicts the Domboshawa Training Centre is still being prepared to accommodate these, as an alternative to Prince Edward High School. However, currently, there are no known…

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Another Deadly Disease “Bubonic Plague” Reported In China, World Should Be On High Alert

AUTHORITIES in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, was reported Sunday. SOURCE: CNN The case was discovered in the city of Bayannur, located northwest of Beijing, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. A hospital alerted municipal authorities of the patient’s case on Saturday. By Sunday, local authorities had issued a citywide Level 3 warning for plague prevention, the second lowest in a four-level system. The warning will stay in place until…

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Bring It On, We Have Nothing More To Lose, Striking Nurses Tell Gvt After Arrest of Colleagues

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have arrested and detained  Harare Hospital nurses for allegedly planning to stage a demonstration against slave wages, a move that has sparked anger amongst nurses. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZIMA) President, Enoch Dongo condemned the act and called on authorities to release the health workers immediately. Today, July 6, 2020, we have received information that nurses have been arrested at Harare Hospital. Indications are that the arrests were done allegedly for the purposes of avoiding a demonstration at Harare…

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U.S. Contributes $60.55 Million To WFP To Assist Zim During Lean Season.

 THE United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $60.55 million toward the World Food Programme’s (WFP) 2020/21 Lean Season Food Assistance program in Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Reporter The lean season assistance will begin in August and will feed nearly one million people during the peak of the season, from January to April 2021. Zimbabwe faces one of its worst food security crises in a decade due to the combined effects of failed economic and agricultural policies, corruption, consecutive poor agricultural seasons, the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, and now,…

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Zim PLHIV Situation Room Launched

THE People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Situation Room has been launched in Zimbabwe as a means of enhancing communication and data collection system aimed at improving PLHIV engagement, inform service providers, and foster positive change in the HIV response. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a virtual launch of the platform, Zimbabwe National Network Of People Living With HIV (ZNNP+) Executive Director, Mr Tatenda Makoni said the facility will boost advocacy work and facilitate communication between Civil Society Organisations and the HIV community. The program comes with a toll-free line and…

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More than half of people with Covid-19 don’t know how they got it — here’s what that means for you

A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control found that 54% of people who tested positive for Covid-19 couldn’t pinpoint how they contracted the virus. The remaining 46% of respondents could recall having close contact with a person — commonly a family member or coworker — who was also diagnosed with Covid-19. These findings are “very concerning,” and suggest that people are likely contracting Covid-19 from people in their community who are asymptomatic, Dr. Joshua Barocas, infectious disease physician and assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine, said…

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21 Year Old Lady Becomes Zim’s Latest COVID-19 Death

A 21 year old young lady has become the latest COVID-19 casualty in Zimbabwe, bringing the total number of deaths to eight. By Michael Gwarisa The death comes at a time Zimbabwe is experiencing a spike in daily new infections with indications that local and community transmissions could be on the rise owing to the relaxation of restrictions. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19 update, the country recorded 7 new cases as at July,4 2020. “These include returnees from South Africa (55), Botswana (3),…

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COVID-19 IN ZIMBABWE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE MOVING FORWARD?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

ZIMBABWE witnessed its third spike of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, confirming 73 positive cases, and unfortunately also witnessed a facility death of a young female patient, aged 21, bringing the total number of officially reported deaths to 8. We should always note the careful choice of words, such as officially reported, and confirmed. By Dr Grant Murewanhema THE COVID-19 SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY So do we know the actual COVID-19 situation in Zimbabwe? How accurate are the numbers we report, and are we doing enough community testing? I…

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Ministry receives chemotherapy drugs

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care received a donation of 50 vials of Cisplatin chemotherapy drug from MaishaHealthFund and CassavaSmartech in partnership with Cancerserve Zimbabwe. The medicines were handed over at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s Head Office in Harare yesterday. Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the Ministry, Acting Chief Director for Preventive Services Dr. Cremance Tshuma appreciated the donation saying that it will go a long way in helping the Ministry in the cancer treatment component where there have been financial challenges especially for common cancers…

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Ministry of Health to resuscitate the National Cancer Strategy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working on the cancer registry has revived the cancer registry snce the country had been operating without one. HealthTimes Reporter Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro called for the revival of that strategy and tasked the Acting Secretary for Health, Dr Gibson Mhlanga to ensure that the National Cancer Prevention and Control Strategy for Zimbabwe was put in place. “You mentioned Dr Nyakabau that the cancer strategy expired in 2018, Dr Mhlanga we want that…

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