#JUSTIN: Zim Records 13 Local COVID-19 Cases In One Day

ZIMBABWE today recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases including one returning Zimbabwean from South Africa and 13 local cases. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19 update, all the cases are in isolation where they are being managed. Fourteen cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include a returnee from South Africa (1) and 13 local cases who are isolated. “Two of the local cases are contacts  to known confirmed cases. investigations are under way to establish the source of infection for the…

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African Union Says Urgent Need To Address Patents & Technology Barriers For Access To Future COVID-19 Vaccines

IN a communique issued following the ‘Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access’ conference of the African Union (AU), African health ministers took a crucial step to state their concern that patents and other technology barriers could negatively impact the ability to ensure access of future potential COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries. This acknowledgement stands in stark contrast to the misconception commonly expressed by pharmaceutical corporations and some public health actors that intellectual property does not play a major role in restricting access to vaccines. Not only does…

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Zim Malaria Cases Decline

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says the country is experiencing a decline in Malaria cases at the back of response initiatives government initiated in the past few months. HealthTimes Correspondant According to the Ministry of Health,  weekly cases and deaths are on declining as we go into winter. “This decline can be attributed in large part to the following response activities implemented in the outbreak affected areas; active testing and treatment of cases by village health workers, mass net distribution in six districts of Mat South and…

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Global Wake-Up Call

FROM COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. By António Guterres At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the United Nations Charter, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. That vision of a better future —  based on the values of equality, mutual respect and international cooperation —  has helped us to avoid a Third World War that would have had catastrophic consequences for life on our planet. Our shared challenge is…

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