#BREAKING: One Million Get Second Dose Of Cholera

OVER one million people received the second dose of the cholera vaccine in Harare, Epworth and Chitungwiza suburbs as , HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere The second dose of vaccination began on March 25 ending on April 2, 2019 and those who have been vaccinated are protected from cholera for the next three to five years. In an interview with HealthTimes, WHO vaccine consultant Dr Marc Poncin said according to their preliminary results they had an administrative coverage of over 90 percent. “The number of doses administrated in Harare during…

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Zim Has Enough Jet Fuel For Cyclone Idai Relief Program- WFP

THE World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) and local fuel dealers has secured adequate jet fuel for its ongoing operations in the Cyclone Idai hit areas. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, WFP Zimbabwe said contrary to media reports, there was no shortage to talk about and everything was going smoothly according to plan. “The WFP is aware of the news article alleging shortages of jet fuel in Zimbabwe that would impact negatively on relief efforts. The information in the article is outdated. WFP,…

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Health Workers Also Need Psychosocial Support In Cyclone Idai Hit Areas

HEALTH workers and even those providing assistance in areas that were hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge are also in need of counseling and psycho-therapy, a Health and Child Care ministry official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by Epidemiological and Disease Control Director Dr Portia Manangazira at a Cyclone Idai Psychological Support Sensitisation, Training and Coordination Meeting on Tuesday. “Psycho-social support should be provided across board. Don’t overlook our health staff. The people have been busy organizing themselves and coordinating with everyone,” she said.…

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Disability inclusive healthcare planning and policy in Zimbabwe

ACCORDING to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2011 Global report on disability, 15 percent of the World population has some form of disability and this makes People With Disability (PWD) the world largest minority group (World Health Organisation & The World bank, 2011). By Enoch Msungwini About 80 percent of PWD live in the developing world including Zimbabwe with one in every 5 individuals having some form of disability(Fisher, 2005). According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)framework(World Health Organization, 2010) a person’s level of functioning is…

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