Health Ministry Quashes Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Zim Cases Report

ZIMBABWEAN authorities have rubbished reports that the country has over 100 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In the report which comes  in the wake of a confirmed case in Egypt, a website www.zimnews.net/org reported the country has 118 cases. But the Health Ministry and the Information Ministry damned the report arguing the country does not have a single case. The article which caused panic in the nation has since been removed off the website. Below is the Health Ministry’s Statement   The Ministry of Health and Child Care  (MoHCC)…

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#BREAKING: Africa Records First Coronavirus Case

Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. SOURCE: DW. The patient — who is not from Egypt — did not show any symptoms of being ill. Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa. A joint statement from Egypt’s health and population ministries said the patient was not from Egypt. It did not say what nationality the person was or where they had been prior to arriving in Egypt. The…

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Health Ministry Invites May 2020 Nurse Training Applications

THE Health and Child Care Ministry is invitingRegistered General Nurse Training applications for the May 2020 intake. By HealthTimes Reporter The Health Ministry last year announced the interview dates for the January 2020 Intake for all shortlisted candidates. “Ministry of Health and Child Care National eRecruitment of Registered General Nurse Training May 2020 Intake Applications for the three year Diploma in Registered General Nurse Training to be conducted by the Ministry of Health and Child Health Care (MoHCC) are invited from suitably qualified holders of the following qualifications: • A…

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Poor Knowledge On Acute Malnutrition Management Among Zim Healthworkers

LESS than half of Zimbabwe’s healthcare workers have training on managing acute malnutrition. This came out of an assessment of the country’s health system’s readiness to deal with climate change induced drought and subsequent malnutrition. By HealthTimes Reporter The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) with support from UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO) carried out a rapid assessment of health facilities in 19 sampled high global acute malnutrition and high food insecurity districts from the ten provinces of Zimbabwe to ascertain the preparedness of the facilities to respond…

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NetOne Fights For Wetlands Preservation

MOBILE Network Operator, NetOne is complementing  government and other key players in coming up with workable strategies of sustainably managing the environment in particular wetlands. HealthTimes Correspondent Under its One Environment Corporate Social Investment pillars, NetOne  took time to appreciate efforts by various environmental awareness organisations that include EMA, Birdlife Society, Harare Wetlands Trust to educate students from over 40 schools on the importance of wetlands and biodiversity at a World Wetlands commemorations event that took place at Haka Game Park. Wetlands Day is celebrated every year in February to raise global awareness…

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Zimbabwe To Use ARVs To Treat Coronavirus

THE Zimbabwean government is upbeat about its preparedness levels against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) saying antiretroviral medicines used elsewhere for the recovery of patients are in full stock. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes on Tuesday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said Zimbabwe has fully stocked with the antiretroviral drug reportedly being used in the recovery of patients confirmed to have coronavirus. “We have Kaletra and we are hearing reports that it is helping a lot. They then use it in combinations with…

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MedTours Africa Eyes Global Market

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MEDICAL tourism firm, MedTours Africa has set its eyes on the global market at the back of a growing demand for their services in other regions. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of the MedTours Africa 5th Anniversary celebrations in Harare, MedTours Executive Director, Dr Cheu Pswarayi said demand for medical tourism services was on the rise the world over and they intend to fill hat gap. We are going global, Medtours Africa is going global because what we have seen in the five years…

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More People From Coronavirus Affected Countries Enter Zim

OVER 1 400 people from the COVID-19 affected countries have entered Zimbabwe since the declaration of the pandemic as a public health emergency of international concern. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged during the second cabinet decision matrix for 2020. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo at the Interministeral meeting on COVID 19 last week had said the number was 741. Media,Information and Broadcasting  services minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said to date, 1 433 travellers have been reported to have passed through Zimbabwe’s ports of entry that are screening…

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Private Sector Invited To Help End TB In Zimbabwe

THE Stop TB Partnership in Zimbabwe has called on private sector and corporate players to join hands with government and other partners in combating Tuberculosis (TB) as the country works towards eliminating the disease by 2035. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the Stop TB Partnership Breakfast meeting, Dr Joseph Mafurira from the department of AIDS and TB in the Ministry of health and child care said Zimbabwe’s goal of eliminating TB could only be achieved through collective effort from government and private sector. Our national TB control program vision is…

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ZIMPHIA 2020 Could Leapfrog Zim Towards Ending AIDS By 2030

FOR the first time, Gogo Mhlanga (75) of Filabusi in Matebeleland South is seeing the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA 2020) survey banner. She wonders what it is all about and why it has been erected close to her homestead. By Michael Gwarisa A few minutes later, the ZIMPHIA 2020 Southern Region Survey Coordinator, Mrs Kudzanayi Moyo walks to her and explains what the message on the banner is saying and why the ZIMPHIA team is in the area. Her face lights up with joy and expresses gratitude…

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