Three Reasons Why The Self-Quarantine Model Won’t Work In Zimbabwe

THE death toll from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now reached alarming proportions forcing the World Health Orgnasation (WHO) to escalate the of the flue like bug to “Very High” a move that could soon see WHO declaring the disease as a pandemic.  By Michael Gwarisa The WHO said it was too early to call the outbreak a pandemic but countries should be “in a phase of preparedness.”  A pandemic is when an infectious disease spreads easily from person to person in many parts of the world. To date, the Covic-19…

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BREAKING: Zim Coronavirus Suspect Recovering From Mental Health Issues

THE Zimbabwean woman suspected testing negative of coronavirus is convalescing from a mental health disorder at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital following her readmission at the facility. By Kudakwashe Pembere The City of Harare that isolated and facilitated tests on the patient indicated the patient had tested negative 3 times. The first test was done in China, the second in Zimbabwe and the third was done in South Africa. In an interview with Harare City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi, he said the woman was recovering from a mental episode. Her…

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Nigeria Records First Confirmed Coronavirus Case

BBC- THE first case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been confirmed in Nigeria. The patient is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial city of Lagos from Milan on 25 February. Authorities say he is stable with no serious symptoms and is being treated at a hospital in the city. Elsewhere on the continent, Algeria and Egypt have also confirmed cases of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) had warned that Africa’s “fragile health systems” meant the threat posed by the virus…

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Zim’s Coronavirus Readmitted At Wilkins

ZIMBABWE’s suspected coronavirus case which initially turned out negative has been readmitted at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital. by HealthTimes Reporter She had been admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital where a psychiatrist was tending to her in the Casualty ward. Government last week said the woman was discharged after being found without the coronavirus. She was checked for the virus in China, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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Typhoid Scare, As Two Die In Gweru

TWO people from Gweru have died from suspected Typhoid with the local authority saying these were diarrheal infections. Gweru City Spokesperson Ms Vimbai Chingwaramutse said they learnt of the mortalities through their weekly disease surveillance. HealthTimes Reporter “We received information t through our weekly disease surveillance at our clinics that there were two deaths due to diarrheal infections. Our City’s Health rapid response team is on the ground collecting stool and water samples in Mkoba 12 Infill where we had the cases,” she said. Ms Chingwaramutse said they are are…

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Couples Who Work Out Together, Stay Together

EVERY day, across the country, individuals are hitting health clubs, unrolling yoga mats, pounding the pavement, and signing on to new fitness challenges. ARTICLE FIRST PUBLISHED BY psychologytoday.com Maybe they shouldn’t be doing it alone. It’s time you considered how physical fitness can benefit not only your own health and well-being, but also your romantic relationship. Why not grab your partner’s hand and invite him or her to be your workout partner as well? A growing body of evidence suggests that couples who sweat together really do stay together. In…

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Friendship Bench Helps 100 000 People With Depression and Anxiety

DEMAND for psychotherapeutic services has gone up in Zimbabwe as over 100 000 people suffering from depression and anxiety have accessed the Friendship Bench Services. By Kudakwashe Pembere Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. Friendship Bench is an evidence-based intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. In Zimbabwe, there are about 15 psychiatrists in government health facilities meaning one psychiatrist tends to about a million people. “To date I can say…

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Citizen Journalism As A Tool For Advancing Nutrition Awareness At Grassroots

ZIMBABWE is currently making positive strides towards addressing the malnutrition burden at the back of rigorous and extensive nutrition interventions by government, civil society and funding partners. Healthy eating and nutrition has also been identified as a platform through which countries can attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By Michael Gwarisa recently in Headlands, Mazowe According to the Zimbabwe 2018 Nutrition Survey report launched by the Food and Nutrition Council, the national rate of child stunting, a manifestation of chronic malnutrition, is 26.2 per cent in Zimbabwe, which means nearly one…

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Saudi Arabia, Australia Ban Foreigners Due To Coronavirus

AUSTRALIA and Saudi Arabia have banned people from Mainland China from entering their countries as a way of preparing their countries against the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). With Saudi Arabia popular among global pilgrims, Saudis have barred not only visitors from China but non-religious tourists. According to the BBC, Iit is not clear if the Hajj pilgrimage, which begins in July this year, will be affected. Australia will extend a travel ban on foreigners arriving from China by at least another week, Morrison said, although there was as yet…

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Zim Tightens Coronavirus Surveillance and Monitoring

STRICT measures for people coming from Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) breaching self quarantine conditions set for them by Zimbabwe’s health authorities will be put in place, a Cabinet official has said. By Kuda Pembere. This was said during a post cabinet media briefing on Wednesday. Government will detain and isolate people from affected countries should they breach self-quarantine conditions. With the number of people coming from China and other affected countries increasing to 4 589, they are under surveillance and monitoring for signs and symptoms of the disease. “What will be…

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