The End Fund To Lead NTDs Conversation At WEF 2019

THE END Fund CEO and WEF Africa Co-Chair, Ellen Agler will host a multisectoral discussion themed “Ending Neglected Diseases to Enable Africa’s Prosperity” on how ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can contribute to fulfilling Africa’s growth potential and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By Michael Gwarisa The END Fund is one of the leading global organizations dedicated to ending NTDs on the African continent. Ms. Agler will be joined by Dr. Mwele Malecela, Director of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the WHO, Carl Manlan, Chief Operating Officer of…

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Diabetes Prevalence Rises In Zim

ZIMBABWE’S latest diabetes prevalence rate currently stands at 10%, which is a 5% increase from the 2015 figures a health expert has said. By Kuda Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Harare based podiatrist who specialists in diabetes Diana Chapoterera Bulle said this year the prevalence of diabetes could have risen to 10 percent. “I would estimate the prevalence of diabetes as of June this year to be around 10 percent. The reason is largely the lifestyles we have. We don’t have a culture of exercising and the type of food…

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Zim Food Peddlers Frying Chicken In Transformer Oil- ZESA

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Group Public Relations Manager, Mr Fullard Gwasira has warned citizens against buying food in backyard kitchens amidst indications that the operators of such facilities were using transformer oil to fry food. By Michael Gwarisa Mr Gwasira said the transformer oil looks more or less like cooking oil and it was difficult to tell the difference hence the abuse by food peddlers. He however warned that the oils contain harmful toxins which may lead to cancers and other health complications. Why thieves steal transformer oil:…

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An HIV Free Generation Is Still Possible For Zimbabwe- Gvt

ZIMBABWE is still committed to realising an HIV free generation through the scaling of HIV prevention services through all populations, a Ministry of Health and Child (MoHCC) official has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking recently, Director in the HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Unit, Dr Owen Mgurungi said it was critical to have better options in the management and treatment of HIV in children so as to minimise the risk of developing We want to make sure that we build capacity in this country for management of pediatric HIV and specifically…

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