STANBIC BANK CHIPS IN WITH RTGS$ 250 000 AID FOR CYCLONE IDAI

LEADING financial services institution, Stanbic Bank has joined the list of well-wishers for Cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani by purchasing an assortment of goods worth RTGS $ 200 000. Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Palmer Mugavha said RTGS$200 000 was used to purchase 39 tents, 5 by 2.5 KVA generators, 700 blankets, 2000 cases of bottled water, 2000 packs of reusable sanitary pads and 500 thick black plastic sheets. Another RTGS$50 000 has been set aside for other items once other critical needs are established as…

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Zim Entrepreneur Converts Healthcare Waste Into Methane Gas

WASTE disposal in Zimbabwe has over the years become a thorn in the flesh  for local authorities, government and health institutions  owing to a myriad of factors which range from lack of investment in waste disposal, lack of political will and misinformation around the effects of poor waste disposal. By Michael Gwarisa Healthcare waste has become a major menace and institutions especially those without incinerators fail to get rid of their waste, resulting is waste piling up in their backyards posing serious health threats. Health Care waste consists of infectious…

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MCAZ Warns Against Consuming Zambian Energy Drink With Viagra Effects

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has warned Zimbabweans to stop consuming an energy drink-cum-aphrodisiac finding its way into the country from Zambia. By Kudakwashe Pembere MCAZ said the energy drink named Natural Power SX High Energy Drink was found having an active pharmaceutical content with fatal impacts experienced by those who overdose viagra. “The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) wishes to advise members of the public to avoid buying and consuming Natural Power SX High Energy Drink which, following a series of laboratory tests, the Authority has…

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How I Transitioned From Male to Female…Alessandra’s Trans Journey

“When I visited my doctor for my initial check-up in December 2017, it sort of scared me a bit. My doctor told me that my hormones were identical to those of a biological female of my age.” By Michael Gwarisa In Zimbabwe, a man who claims to possess hormones and a penchant for feminine things is labelled gay and an outcast. Owing to massive Christian and cultural beliefs, the issue is deemed taboo and many a times, individuals who come out as either gay, lesbian trans-men or trans-woman are segregated…

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Over 1 Million STIs Acquired Daily

AN estimated 357 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs namely chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis are contracted each year amidst indications that more than million new STIs are acquired daily, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. HealthTimes Reporter According to a research by WHO, more than 290 million women have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the majority of STIs have no symptoms or only mild symptoms that may not be recognized as an STI. “STIs such as HSV type 2 and syphilis can increase the risk…

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Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers Gets ISO 9001:2015 Certification

DIAGNOSTIC Laboratory Suppliers (DLS) has been conferred  with the ISO 9001:2015 certification, a quality management standard meant to rejuvenate internal stakeholder buy-in as well spur the organisation towards meeting its customer obligations. By Michael Gwarisa The standard comes a few years after Diagnostic Laboratories embarked on a journey to transition from the old standard, the ISO 9001:2008 to the 9001:2015 which is mainly aimed  at testing the organisation’s capacity to manage and asses risks as well as align management policies with objectives of the organisations. Speaking at the certification event…

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#CYCLONEIDAIUPDATES: TelOne Donates $100k Worth Of Medicines To Affected Communities

IN response to the ongoing Cyclone Idai which has claimed 82 lives and destroyed millions worth of property, Zimbabwe’s Telecommunications giant, TelOne has donated medicines worth $100 000 and some food and material provisions to the affected communities. TelOne said they will be delivering the consignment to the Idai ravaged areas and called on Zimbabweans to work together in assisting the affected. “All the 154 TelOne exchanges countrywide are open as donation drop off and sorting points. Dial our toll free number 08002000 from your landline for more information. Comments…

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Cimas Boss Dies

CIMAS Medical Aid Division Managing Director Mr Washington Madziwadondo died in a tragic accident on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Mr Madziwadondo according to eye-witnesses had stopped along Samora Machel Avenue for a chat with his friend “They were standing between their two cars. A truck hit his friend’s car into his and he was trapped between the two cars,”  the witness said. Cimas announced the death of the medical aid division boss. “We are heartbroken as Cimas on the untimely loss of the Managing Director of Cimas Medical Aid Division…

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Neglected Tropical Diseases Resurface in Modern Day Zimbabwe…55 Districts Under Siege

MAJORITY of Zimbabweans who grew up in communal areas or even those who were born in farming communities when Zimbabwe’s commercial farming was still at its peak should be familiar with diseases such as Bilharzia, worms and Trachoma. By Michael Gwarisa Owing to efforts from government and the donor community, steps to mitigate the spread of such diseases have been put in place trough interventions such as mass drug administrations, vaccinations, dispensing of oral tablets to get rid of gut worms, fumigating stagnant water ponds amongst a host of other…

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