Gvt Announces Schools Reopening Dates

CABINET has scheduled the schools reopening dates to 14 September 2020 for Cambridge Examinations classes and 28 September 2020 for Zimsec Examination classes. By Michael Gwarisa According to Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa, “Cabinet approved that the Zimsec Examinations should start on 1 December, 2020. The Ministry is working closely with other Ministries and stakeholders to guarantee the safety of pupils and staff during the examinations period.  Standard Operating Procedures have been distributed to all schools.” Cabinet  also acknowledged that despite the surge in positive local…

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Condomless sex sufficient to pass on hepatitis C between men

INVESTIGATIONS have concluded that  Hepatitis C transmission during anal sex can take place without bleeding, trauma or sharing of injecting equipment and exposure to semen. HealthTimes The  intensive investigations  are well documented in the  United States report in the journal PLOS ONE where  ten cases of recent hepatitis C infection in eight gay men living with HIV were conducted. The study was designed to investigate whether blood exposure is necessary for hepatitis C transmission during anal intercourse or if the virus can be passed on through condomless anal intercourse without…

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Antimicrobial Resistance Greatest Threat To Modern Medicines- Dr Midzi

ANTIMICROBIAL Resistance (AMR) poses a significant threat to human and animal health in the African region, Zimbabwe included and needs to be addressed collectively and comprehensively, World Health Organisation (WHO Zimbabwe) Health Systems Strengthening Advisor, Dr Stanley Midzi has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking in a virtual meeting recently, Dr Midzi said recent studies on Antimicrobial Resistance projected that if nothing serious is done now, AMR will lead to 10 million deaths per year (from current 700 000, more than cancer) by the year 2050 and this will result in in…

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