EMA Moves To Ban Diapers

  SOURCE: THE HERALD Disposable diapers could soon be banned for posing a serious hazard to the environment as they create enormous amounts of toxic trash that takes 500 years to decompose in landfills while their improper disposal allows excrement to be washed into rivers. While many Zimbabweans who have stopped using traditional washable cloth nappies are against the proposed ban, as they say disposables provide convenience and save on time, soap and water, the Environment Management Agency (EMA) is already lobbying Government to ban them. EMA argues that disposable…

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I-TECH takes HIV Testing to young artisanal miners

UPTAKE for HIV testing services among Chegutu farmers and artisanal miners has improved over the years owing to moonlight testing services supported by the The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an much as the gold mining activities could be bettering lives of many economically, the impact it has on HIV treatment especially for young adolescent boys who are supposed to be on treatment is undesirable. I-Tech Mashonaland West Provincial Focal person Mr Oliver Muzaba says Chegutu being a farming and…

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Health Ministry Sets New Interview Dates For Nursing Candidates

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has set aside January 9 and 10 as new dates for Nursing training interviews in order to accommodate those who missed the first interviews held from January 2 to 3 2020. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement on their Facebook page, the health ministry said the initial call for interviews was done on short notice hence the new arrangement. We have noted that some of the shortlisted candidates could not manage to attend the interviews on short notice and due to internet…

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56 Christmas Babies Born At Zim Major Hospitals

FOUR of Zimbabwe’s major  hospitals recorded 56 births on Christmas Day with Chitungwiza Central Hospital having the highest number of babies, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere Chitungwiza Hospital had 21 babies born on the day. “Chitungwiza Hospital had 14 girls and 7 boys,” said Family Health Director in the Health and Child Care Dr Benard Madzima told this publication. Tailing Chitungwiza Hospital was United Bulawayo Hospitals with 14 babies having six boys and eight girls. Seven girls and four boys were born at Harare Central Hospital while Parirenyatwa Group…

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