Masiyiwa’s new programme set to reduce child-birth deaths at Zimbabwe hospitals

ECONET founder and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has begun to mobilize funds to support the maternal, child-birth sections of Zimbabwe’s largest referral hospitals to arrest infant mortality at childbirth. Masiyiwa’s action follows shocking recent media reports of seven babies that were reportedly stillborn in one night at one of the country’s largest referral hospitals, after urgent treatment was delayed due to staffing challenges. Masiyiwa wrote:  A few weeks ago the BBC News service ran a story which shocked the world. My wife and daughters were crying openly.  Here is the story:…

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Masvingo Records First COVID-19 Death

MASVINGO province has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality amidst eight more other deaths that were recorded in other provinces in the past 24 hours. By Michael Gwarisa According to the health ministry daily COVID-19 update, nine deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours bringing the total number of deaths recorded so far to 150. 263 new cases and nine deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. 254 are local cases and 11 are returnees from South Africa. Six deaths are from Harare province, one Mashonaland Central, One Masvingo…

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COVID-19 Relief for Vulnerable Women and girls in Mabvuku

Women Action Group (WAG) has donated a consignment of hampers consisting of food stuffs, toiletries, sanitary wear, hand sanitizers and face masks to several women in Mabvuku as part of their ongoing drive to assist vulnerable women who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes in Mabvuku, WAG Executive Director Mrs Ednah Masiyiwa said in as much as the COVID-19 and the lockdown has affected everyone, women and girls have been hardest hit economically and socially, especially in terms of…

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