Ministry of Health To Present Grant Proposals For NBSZ Recapitalisation

Dr Gibson Mhlanga

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working on presenting a grant proposal to treasury for the recapitalisation of the national blood bank in a bid to strengthen the organization’s operations and effectiveness, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa The NBSZ has over the past few years been making numerous calls for recapitalisation so that they could invest in latest technologies and equipment to ensure smooth operations go uninterrupted. Addressing participants during a Zoom Webinar conference to mark the end of the World Blood Donor day…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGant: Zimbabweans, We Must Take The COVID-19 Pandemic Seriously, And Stop Looking For Reasons To Justify Complacency!

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE COVID-19 pandemic is  hitting hard on Zimbabwe, and growing very fast. All ten provinces in the country are reporting cases, and local transmission far outweighs imported disease. Community transmission implies many cases in society whose epidemiological origins are difficult to trace, with multiple unrelated clusters. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Human behavior is critical in controlling the epidemic. I find it unacceptable that there are still some individuals who justify complacency and lack of responsibility on their part. Its a known fact that Zimbabwe has resource limitations, and has limited…

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Post Mortem Confirms Minister Shiri Died Of COVID-19

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has confirmed that retired Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) Commander, and Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, died of Covid-19. Briefing mourners at the late minister’s Borrowdale home, President Mnangagwa said post mortem results which came in today confirmed that minister Shiri succumbed to COVID-19. “Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of Covid 19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed.” Minister Shiri died early yesterday at the age of 65.

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#BREAKING: Some Of The Children Who Were Taken From Mt Hampden Shelter By Police Are Living With HIV & Might Have Missed Today’s Dosage ARVs

AT least three children from the 46  who were whisked away by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the social welfare team yesterday from a home in Mt Hampden to a yet to be identified location in Kadoma, are living with HIV and are feared to have missed their Antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Voice of Kiri Madamombe Activist Mubatiranwa Trust  Click Here To Listen To Interview    

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#JUSTIN: Wfp Urgently Seeks International Support To Prevent Millions Of Zimbabweans Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

WITH COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk. By Michael Gwarisa WFP projections indicate that by year’s end, the number of food insecure Zimbabweans will have surged by almost 50 percent to touch 8.6 million – a staggering 60 percent of the population – owing to the combined effects of drought, economic recession and the pandemic. Many Zimbabwean families are suffering the ravages of…

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#JUSTIN: 9 ZUPCO Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

AT least nine Zimbabwe Passengers Company (ZUPCO) employees have tested positive for COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa This was confirmed in statement by the company’s Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Evaristo Madangwa who indicated that majority of the employees who had tested were from the cash office. The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) conducted a screening at Willovale Depot on July, 29, 2020. Nine ZUPCO employees most of them from the Cash Office were unfortunately found to be COVID-19 positive. “One other employee at Belvedare Head Office has…

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Asking For USD Salaries Is Insane, Gvt Tells Senior Doctors

THE Acting Permanent secretary in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) Dr Gibson Mhlanga has described demands by senior doctors to have their salaries paid in United States Dollars (USD) as insanity. By Michael Gwarisa In a response to a letter that was penned by the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association’s (SHDA) executive where they gave government a 14 days ultimatum to fix the salaries issue and shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Dr Mhlanga said the US salary route was unsustainable and proven failed option. Senior Doctors…

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UNFPA & World Food Programme, partners working together to bring sexual and reproductive health services closer to communities at food distribution points

CHARITY Fabeni (35) is one of the beneficiaries of the World Food Programme food distribution exercise in Kamutanho village in Mutare district, about 400 kilometres outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. On a monthly basis she makes the 2 kilometre trip to the food distribution point at Kamutanho school to receive her ration. On one of her monthly visits and much to her delight, Fabeni learnt she could now collect condoms at the food distribution point. SOURCE: UNFPA COMMUNICATION DESK My husband and I had to use condoms to prevent pregnancy for…

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Heated tobacco use on the increase worldwide: Philip Morris International

PHILIP Morris International (PMI) has announced its 2020 second-quarter results, including reporting that its net revenues were down by 13.6 percent while certain categories within the company is seeing gains, including heated tobacco. By Michael Gwarisa In its latest report, PMI reported that cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipments were down by 14.5 percent. This included cigarette shipment volume being down by 17.6 percent and heated tobacco unit shipment volume being up by 24.3 percent to a total of 18.7 billion units. PMI’s market share for heated tobacco units in…

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#JUSTIN: Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri Dies

ZIMBABWE’S minister of agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance has died. HealthTimes Reporter Confirming the death, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, “I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country. May his soul rest in peace.”

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