Journalist Donates Food Hampers To Starving Epworth Households

ONLINE news publication, ZimboLive.TV Journalist, Brighton Gumbodete today donated an assortment of food hampers to vulnerable households in Epworth, Harare. HealthTimes Reporter According to the World Food Programme (WFP), Zimbabwe is likely to record a sharp increase in the number of urban households in need of food assistance due to the drought induced hunger. The COVID-19 induced lockdown has also disrupted livelihoods and their capacity to generate income and bring food on the table. In interview with HealthTimes, Gumbodete said it was their charity arm, Devine Might Foundation International’s initiative…

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#JUSTIN:Nurses Protest Flexi-Hours Removal, Threaten Strike

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA), has shot down government’s decision to scrap the flexible working hours arrangement during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period citing worsened incapacitation amongst a  host of other woes. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours system was implemented early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a recent letter addressed some public health institutions, all members of staff were immediately required to return to work and resume normal duties. According to government, the flexi…

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WHO calls for clinical trial of Madagascar’s virus cure

THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for clinical trials of Madagascar’s Covid Organics, a herbal drink that is said to prevent and cure patients suffering from the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. SOURCE: A.A News We are advising the government of Madagascar to take this product through a clinical trial and we are prepared to collaborate with them,” Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa, told a joint media briefing with the WHO and World Economic Forum. “We would caution and advise countries against adopting a product that has…

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#BREAKING: Zim Sitting On A Post COVID-19 Mental Health Time Bomb

DEPRESSED AFRICAN LADY (pic by Huffington post)

MENTAL health expert and Psychologist, Dr Kudakwashe Muchena has warned of a serious mental health crisis post the COVID-19 induced lockdown at the back of economic and social uncertainties that have been brought about by the prevailing COVID-19 health crisis. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Muchena said Zimbabwe had already been experiencing high suicide and mental health cases before the COVID-19 struck and the prevailing health crisis would likely worsen an already fragile mental health environment. We are sitting on a time-bomb, whilst all the focus…

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