UZ Launches Mental Health Programme

THE University of Zimbabwe has launched the Support Comprehensive Care and EmpowErment (SUCCEED), a mental health project for the people with psychological disabilities in Africa. By Patricia Mashiri The program is being implemented in four Sub-Saharan countries namely Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Malawi in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines (LSHTM). Speaking during the launch of SUCCEED, Epiphania Munetsi, SUCCEED Programs Manager said the program came as a way to help and include psycho-social disabled people in the society. Develop an evidence-based package of multi-sectoral…

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Can A Vaccinated Person Still Get Infected With COVID-19?

ZIMBABWE kicked off the COVID-19 vaccination programme on 18 February, 2021, aiming to protect its citizens. The vaccine is open to all aged 18 and above and is accessible free of charge. Citizens must check with their nearest health facility to see where they can access the vaccine in their neighborhood. Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent Like all new innovations, the pace was slow at the beginning. As at April 16, 2021, a total 35 806 people had been vaccinated, with the protection programme gathering momentum, 135 new local infections from…

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Zimbabwe COVID-19 Case Fatality Among The Highest In The World-Expert

IN as much as Zimbabwe’s deaths from COVID-19 are relatively lower than those being recorded in other parts of the world, indications on the ground are that there is a high possibility that whoever gets infected has a greater chance of succumbing to the virus. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to Journalists, Immunologist and Public Health expert, Dr Tinashe Gede said the country has of late been battling highly virulent COVID-19 strains, hence the high case fatality. On a relative scale, as a Continent, Africa has been relatively spared in terms…

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