Zim Lauded For TB Response Innovations

AN official from The Challenge TB headquarters in The Hague has commended Zimbabwe’s progress in fighting TB through its various innovations. By Kudakwashe Pembere Deputy Project Director Challenge TB at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Dr Emmy van der Grinten during the CHALLENGE TB Close Out Ceremony said the country has appealing innovations which can be replicated elsewhere. “I want to focus on key activities that have been pioneered in Zimbabwe which can be an example for the rest of the world really. There are some activities which you have done that…

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Coronavirus: Scientists race to develop a vaccine

BBC , San Diego (January 30, 2020) A deadly new virus. Thousands of people infected. No cure. No vaccine. We’ve been here many times before. In the past five years alone, the world has faced outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, another coronavirus called Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), and now the virus simply known as “2019-nCoV”. It’s already infected thousands of people and killed more than 100. But unlike in many previous outbreaks, where vaccines to protect people have taken years to develop, research for a vaccine to help stem this…

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END Fund Launches Deworming Innovation Fund in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (January 30, 2020) -In recognition of the first-ever World NTD Day, the END Fund is bringing together private and public sector stakeholders to imagine a world free from diseases caused by parasitic worms that have held back human progress for millennia. Today, the END Fund announces its Audacious project – the Deworming Innovation Fund – in four strategic countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. In April 2019, The Audacious Project announced its support of the END Fund and seven other organizations. The Audacious Project is a collaborative funding…

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Government Medicines Siphoned To Uzumba Surgery

AT a time when rural folk find their health facilities void of medicines it has been discovered they are finding their way at surgeries and unlicensed pharmacies. By Kudakwashe Pembere Medicines stolen from Government health facilities have for a while been finding their way to surgeries and facilities in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe without dispensing licenses, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has unearthed. The Medicines Authority during a recent inspection at Mutawatawa in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe found various types of unregistered medicines. “Following tip offs from members of the…

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