No Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In Africa: WHO

AFRICA to date does not have any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (n-CoV), Africa’s Regional Office for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere The World Health Organisation’s Africa emergency response program manager Michel Yao advised health ministers in the region to activate standard flu screening at airports for passengers coming from mainland China. “There are currently no confirmed cases of #coronavirus in #Africa, but WHO  recommends taking preventive actions while traveling. Avoid unprotected close contact with anyone developing cold or flu-like symptoms & seek care if…

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#Breaking: Global Fund Team In Country For Grant Proposals Build Up

A team from the Global Fund To Fight Aids TB and Malaria is in Zimbabwe from Geneva, Switzerland guiding the country in putting up proposals for the allocated sixth replenishment grant of USD500 million, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview, Health and Child Care Secretary Dr Agnes Mahomva said the country team visit was to assist the country in various areas on the build-up of the proposals. “You are aware we got allocated over USD500 million by the Global Fund. We are very excited about it. So part of…

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All Set For Zim Public Health Emergency Outbreak Operation Centre Launch

ZIMBABWE’S Public Health Emergency Outbreak Operation Centre (PHEOC) is expected to be launched by end of February amid indications that all is set to operationalise it, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere This centre comes as part of the recommendations by the World Health Organisation promoting the use of one tool to streamline the response: a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC). Epidemiology and Disease Control Director in the Health and Child Care Ministry Dr Portia Manangazira appreciated the support offered by the WHO and Higher Life Foundation towards the establishment…

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Study Exposes Correlation Between Diesel Generator Fumes and Rise In Respiratory Diseases in Zim

ZIMBABWE has been battling long hours of load shedding and prolonged hours of darkness since early 2019.Most Zimbabweans have resorted to alternative energy sources such as Solar Panels, Gas for cooking and refrigeration, Kerosene, rechargeable lamps and generators. By Michael Gwarisa In as much switching to alternative energy sources is a welcome move, majority of the combustible sources could result in negative health implications. Diesel generators for example produce these small carbon like particles which if inhaled could pose some serious respiratory consequences. According to a study titled,”Health effects of…

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