UK Govt Commits USD2, 1 million For Coronavirus Preparedness

THE United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Department for International Development is chipping in with £1, 7 million for the setting up of Zimbabwe’s Public Health Emergency Operation Centre as the country prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The equipment is worth USD2197156.50 and includes computers and protective clothing.  Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo giving his acceptance speech said this gesture showed how the British government is keen on supporting Zimbabwe’s health sector. We are very grateful to you the head of mission. This is exactly…

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NBSZ Launches Countrywide Media Engagements

Ms Lucy Marowa NBSZ Chief Executive Officer

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has kick-started nationwide Media education meetings in a bid to sensitise Journalists as well as promote informed and accurate reportage of blood and blood products issues. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the NBSZ Harare media education workshop, NBSZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Lucy Marowa said the media play a key role in communicating the NBSZ message to its stakeholders. We recognise the media as an important stakeholder to the NBSZ. For us to do whatever work we do and be able to…

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#BREAKING: South Africa Records First Coronavirus Case

THE South Africa health ministry has announced its first positive Coronavirus case. In a statement, the country’s Ministry of Health spokesperson, Popo Maja, said the case was detected by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of a 38old male patient who had travelled to Italy with his wife. The patient consulted a private General Practitioner on March 3, with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat and a cough. The practice nurse took swabs and delivered it to the lab where it was tested positive,” said Maja. He…

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