Ministry of Health Launches COVID-19 Booth

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has launched a COVID-19 booth in Epworth, as part of its efforts to bridge the information gap so to limit the spread of misinformation around COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa Launching the COVID-19 Booth, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister, Dr John Mangwiro said the impact of the pandemic had disrupted services and in the process disinformation had also reigned supreme. The pandemic has seen interruption in trade, work and business, stoppage of schools and travel, diminished incomes, brought social distress, illness and…

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Did You Know That Fake Sunglasses Are Harmful To The Eyes

SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR WHEN we walk in the sun, we squint and our pupils constrict or become narrower to control the amount of light entering the eyes. This is because of the harmful UVA and UVB rays contained in sunlight. The best way to protect your eyes from these harmful rays is to wear sunglasses. A good pair of sunglasses should be able to simulate the effect of being in a darkened room so the pupils dilate to allow more light in to allow you see better. Brian Isiko, an…

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Merck Foundation’s first Online Summit with African First Ladies to strengthen healthcare capacity and joint response to COVID 19

THE MFFLI VC Summit, special edition aims to share experiences, discuss challenges, and define solutions to further strengthen healthcare capacity to better respond to this global pandemic in Africa ACCRA, Ghana, September 2, 2020/ — Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted their first Video Conference Summit of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) on 31st August 2020 to define and follow up on different joint programs that aims to advance public healthcare sector capacity and strengthen the response to COVID 19 in their countries. The…

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COVID-19 disrupts access to SRHR for Zim’s LGBTI Community

LESBIAN, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people may be particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a paper by the United Nations titled COVID-19 and the human rights of LGBTI people. Amongst the LGBTI community are people living with compromised immune systems, including some persons living with HIV/AIDS who also face a greater risk fromCOVID-19. However, the community continues to face massive stigma and discrimination at the hands of health workers and society. With the coming in of the COVID-19, and given an overloaded health system in Zimbabwe,…

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