Typhoid Vaccination Commences On Monday

GOVERNMENT begins rolling out a mass typhoid vaccination campaign intended to mitigate the menacing waterborne disease among its citizens. By Kudakwashe Pembere The implementation of this programme makes Zimbabwe the first African country to take up the large scale vaccination against typhoid which unlike other typhoid vaccines in September can be administered to young children and long lasting immunity. Briefing the press, Health and Child care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo hoped the program to have coincided the same time as the first phase of the vaccination dose. “I would like…

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Zimbabwe’s Bumpy Road Towards Eliminating Paediatric HIV

STATISTICS indicate that Zimbabwe is amongst some of the few countries progressing towards attaining the 90-90-90’s. The triple 90s is an ambitious treatment target towards eradicating AIDS by 2020,  that is next year. By Michael Gwarisa Under the 90s framework, by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. However, for Zimbabwe getting to the first 90…

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