NetOne Donates Surgical Equipment To Assist 29 Year Old Lady’s Facial Reconstruction

Head Public Relations Dr Eldrette Shereni handing over Taremeredzwa's medical equipment to Dr Mahomva and team at the UZ department of Dentistry and Oral health

NETONE has donated surgical equipment to the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Department of Dentistry and Oral Health Care at Parirenyatwa Hospital this morning, to facilitate a facial reconstruction surgery for a 29 year old young lady, Taremeredzwa Mapungwana, who is suffering from a rare condition which has seen her face being largely deformed. HealthTimes Reporter Taremeredzwa was born on the 14th January 1991 in Mutare.   In 2004 she developed what everybody though was just “a pimple” which for any teen girl would be normal and would just disappear.  However, when…

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#JUSTIN: Zim MPs Test Positive For COVID-19

TWO members Zimbabwean Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes According to Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda confirmed,  Parliament has since suspended business after two legislators and a journalist tested positive for Covid-19, The legislators were part of a delegation of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport who were on field visits across the country. The driver of a bus hired by the legislators for the visit also tested positive for the virus. Everyone who was part of that team is now in self-quarantine in line with…

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Merck Foundation Marks World Artificial Reproductive Technology Day, Trains Embryologists and Fertility Specialists across Africa and Asia

MERCK Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks ‘World ART Day 2020’ through providing long term hands-on embryology training and clinical fertility specialists training to develop local Embryologists and fertility specialists to improve access to quality and cost-effective fertility care in Africa and Asia, this is as part of Merck More than a Mother campaign. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, President of Merck More than a Mother and One of 100 Most Influential Africans (2019) emphasized, “I strongly believe in the critical role of Embryologists and…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGrant: Increasing Covid-19 Infections Among Healthcare Workers: A Serious Cause For Concern

Dr Grant Murewanhema

THIS past week has seen the highest number of COVID-19 infections being reported in Zimbabwe. The figures have gone beyond 2400, with a tilt in the balance of cases towards more local than imported. Indeed, Zimbabwe is witnessing community transmission which has the potential to explode into a full-blown disaster in the following few weeks. Regrettably, fatalities from the disease have also gone up, and stand officially at 34. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Our healthcare system is extremely fragile at the moment, and continues to fall by the day. Nurses…

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13 Corpses Test Positive For COVID-19 At Parirenyatwa Hospital

A total of 13 dead bodies that were brought in at Parirenyatwa Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa In an update, the hospital also indicated that 70 staff members from the health institution have so far tested positive for the virus. For the period 9 June 2020 up to 25 July 2020, 60 COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted. For the period under review, 70 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, of which 64 are from non-COVID-19 areas while six work directly in the COVID-19 centre.…

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#JUSTIN: Avenues Clinic Nurse Tests Positive For COVID-19

A nurse at Avenues Clinic has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending to a COVID-19 positive patient who had been admitted in the casualty section. By Michael Gwarisa In a communication to the institution’s stakeholders, The Avenues Clinic Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Searchmore Chaparadza said the nurse tested positive after taking a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Management would like to advise stakeholders of a COVID-19 incident that occurred within the Accident and emergency unit of the Avenues Clinic. One of our nursing staff members tested positive for COVID-19…

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#JUSTIN: Don’t Use Lockdwon To Clampdown On Human Rights, United Nations Warns Zim Government

THE United Human Rights , Office of the High Commissioner (UNOCHR) has warned the government of Zimbabwe against clamping down on human rights under guise of lockdown restrictions. HealthTimes In a statement, the United Nations Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  Liz Throssell  said they were concerned at allegations in Zimbabwe, which suggest that the authorities may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to clamp down on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Among the latest incidents, investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono…

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AVAC applauds positive opinion from EMA on woman-initiated prevention option

New York City, July 24, 2020 – AVAC applauded the positive opinion adopted today by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the use of the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring as an HIV prevention option for cisgender women 18 and older. The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), the developer of the ring, announced that it will be moving swiftly toward the next steps needed to get this critical prevention option into the hands of women who want and need it. AVAC congratulates IPM, welcomes this commitment to bringing a much-needed woman-initiated HIV…

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Relief for Zim as mobile covid-19 test laboratories arrive

HARARE – Zimbabwe will soon be able to detect new coronavirus cases at its borders following the arrival of mobile test laboratories in the country. HealthTimes Reporter Strive Masiyiwa, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy, said he acquired the laboratories to help Zimbabwe deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases. The southern African country, which is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, is struggling to deal with the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has so far claimed 26 lives and affected over 2 000 people. A few weeks…

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Sei Zvakakosha Kumwa Ma ARVs Nenguva Huye Kuva Ne Wachi Nguva Dzose Kana Uri Pachirongwa

WACHI kana kuti Chiringazuva mudziyo wakakosha zvikuru kunyanya kumhunhu akurarama ane hutachiona hwe HIV huye ari pamapiritsi ema Antiretroviral (ARVS), vakadaro ve sangano re Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT). By Michael Gwarisa Vachitaura ne bepanhau repamasai-sai re HealthTimes ku dunhu re Manicaland, Mukuru anoona nezvekufambiswa kwezvehutano (Community Health Officer) mu sangano re FACT, muzvare Mirriam Muchadzingwa vakati ivo vanhu vazhinji mudunhu re kwa Marange Ku Municaland vanorarama nehutachiona uye vari pa ma ARVs vanotadza kumwa mapiristi nenguva nekuti havana zviringazuva (Wachi). Tine dambudziko guru munzvimbo dzatinoshandira nekuti vanhu vakawanda havana…

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