CDC Intensifies Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment In Zimbabwe

THE Center for Diseases Control (CDC) has scaled up Cervical Cancer and treatment in Zimbabwe in a bid to reduce the high mortality and morbidity associated with the disease  in  Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa According to official statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Cervical Cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually and majority of affected women are women living with HIV. In its 2019 Annual report, CDC Zimbabwe 2019 said HIV remains an important risk factor for cervical cancer, with HIV-positive women 4-5 times more…

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#BREAKING: Malawian Man Who Murdered Zim Girlfriend 10 Years Ago Gets Life Sentence

  A Malawian man, Misozi Chanthunya who murdered his Zimbabwean girlfriend Linda Gasa 10 years ago, was this morning sentenced to life imprisonment by a Malawian court. Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes on the development, Lucky Mkandawire, a Malawian Journalist who was covering the proceedings and works for the country’s leading English daily The Nation,  confirmed that  a Malawi High Court sitting in the country’s old capital city Zomba had sentenced Chanthunya to life imprisonment for contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code though murdering his girlfriend Linda Gasa,…

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Africa to get 220 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has said that once a Covid-19 vaccine is approved, Africa will get at least 220 million initial doses. The first batch will prioritise front-line healthcare workers and vulnerable groups, according to the WHO Africa Program Area Manager Richard Mihigo. He said distribution will be based on the population of each country. Mr Mihigo said all 54 countries had expressed interest in a Covid-19 vaccine. Africa has a population of more than 1.3 billion people. The global vaccine initiative, called COVAX, intends to help purchase and…

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ZADHR Donates PPE To United Bulawayo Hospital

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human rights (ZADHR) has this morning September 04, 2020 made a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to United Bulawayo Hospitals COVID-19 Centre towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. ZADHR also donated Covid-19 test kits, drugs and medicines as well as medical sundries.

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Division Rocks Nurses Strike, Some Returning To Work On Monday

THE three month long industrial action by nurses hangs in limbo amidst indications that some nurses have thrown in the towel after Health and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga indicated that he would only negotiate with those reporting for duty. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources close to the developments told this publication that the nurses camp was under siege from dark forces who were influencing other nurses to genuflect to government’s demands even in the absence of a good remuneration and Personal Protective Clothing (PPE). It’s a divide…

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