17,000 Arrested In One Week For Breaking COVID-19 Regulations In Zimbabwe

A total 17, 727 arrests were made countrywide during the over the past seven days for flouting the various lockdown regulations, bringing the total  arrested so far to 607 386. Staff Reporter Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa warned citizens against disregarding COVID-19 Law enforcement agents are intensifying efforts to curb the re-emergence of illegal transport operators. Seventeen thousand seven hundred and twenty seven (17 727) arrests were made countrywide during the week under review for flouting the various…

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Merck Foundation Aims To Bridge Specialist Gap In Africa And Asia

MERCK Foundation trained over 1 100 medical practitioners from Africa and Asia to bridge the gap of shortage of health personnel in some countries. By Kudakwashe Pembere On the back of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, most of these trainings were done virtually. This was said by Merck Foundation CEO Senator Dr Rasha Kelej during her organisation’s inaugural session of the 8th Edition of the ”MERCK FOUNDATION AFRICA ASIA LUMINARY” 2021 Online Videoconference. I would to assure that as Merck foundation we have trained 350 doctors across 35 countries in Africa…

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#NewsInBrief: Court Releases Dr Manangazira’s Passport

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Director Epidemiology Services, Dr Portia Manangazira who is facing nepotism  and abuse of office charges after employing 27 relatives including her father late last year, has successfully applied for the release of  her passport. NewsRoom Dr Manangazira appeared before magistrate Stamford Mambanje who released her passport to allow her to travel to Zambia on a business trip.  

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Boost For Sally Mugabe Hospital Maternity Division

STANBIC Bank has purchased equipment to resuscitate operating procedures at the institution’s maternity maternity wing and also refurbished its recovery room at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital in an initiative to rescue the dire situation for expecting mothers. By Patricia Mashiri The initiative is part of Stanbic Bank’s Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and aims to facilitate the growth and sustainable development of public health services in Zimbabwe. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Solomon Nyanhongo, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive (CEO) said the donation by Stanbic Bank  was part of their flagship…

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Zim COVID-19 Epidemic Curve Flattening – Dr Grant

Dr Grant Murewanhema

LOCAL Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist, Dr Grant Murewanhema has hinted that Zimbabwe’s epidemic curve was at the verge of flattening even though clustered sections of infections were still reported at community level. By Michael Gwarisa An epidemic curve, also known as an epi curve or epidemiological curve, is a statistical chart used to visualize the onset and progression of a disease outbreak. Presenting during an editors workshop that was organized by the National AIDS Council, Dr Grant said there was need to scale-up COVID-19 prevention interventions in  a bid…

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