Health Response Plan For Cyclone Idai Affected Areas

THE Health and Child Care Ministry has developed a Health Response Plan for Manicaland to assist the affected, as well as health staff in Chimanimani and Chipinge. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with the Ministry’s Director for Epidemiology and Disease Control Dr Portia Manangazira , she said the provincial medical directorate was also involved in making the plan covering the period until May. “We have as the health sector, sat down with the provincial medical directorate in Manicaland to come up with a Health Sector Medical Response Plan for…

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BREAKING: Harare Hospital CEO Masuka Fired…Witch-hunt or Due Diligence?

HARARE Central Hospital CEO Dr Nyasha Masuka has been fired forthwith in what is believed to be a case of witch-hunting, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere A source familiar with the developments told this publication on condition of anonymity that they were shocked to learn of his sacking. “We were shocked hearing that Dr Masuka was fired given he was a hardworking, frank and disciplined chief executive,” said the source. “You cant just fire someone like that like a dog. It would be acceptable if they gave him a…

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US$ 60M Urgently Required For Relief Response To Cyclone Idai

THE government, United Nations, donors and Non-Governmental Organisations convened today to launch a revised Humanitarian Flash Appeal to include response to Cyclone Idai requesting for an additional USD 60 million, bringing the total amount to USD 294 million required by humanitarian partners to complement national response efforts to drought, economic challenges and Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. The launch of the revised humanitarian flash appeal convened by the UN Resident Coordinator was held at the UN offices in Harare bringing together senior representatives from Government, Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps…

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TelOne To Erect Standalone Bins At Dump Sites To Complement Clean Up Drive

AS a response to the national call  to maintaining a clean environment, TelOne has hinted on rolling out standalone bins around illegal dump sites to improve waste disposal and management at community level, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with the TelOne Managing Director, Mrs Chipo Mtasa  on the side-lines of the clean-up day, she said there is need to have a sustainable way of managing refuse collection at community level in a manner that inculcates a culture of hygiene and personal love for the community. “The issue…

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