Cassava, Mastercard United To Fight Covid-19 In Africa Through Financial Technology

CASSAVA Fintech International (Cassava Fintech) and Mastercard have entered into a strategic partnership to advance digital inclusion across Africa and collaborate on a range of initiatives, including expansion of the Africa CDC TravelPass. By Michael Gwarisa TravelPass is a digital health pass developed by Cassava Fintech and offered in conjunction with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). It is accessible to users of Cassava Fintech’s Sasai SuperApp, and is recognised as one of the leading initiatives in the fight against the cross-border spread of Covid-19 in…

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Sex Toys Destroying Marriages Says Zim’s Top Psychologist

THE use of sex toys which of late have been on the increase in Zimbabwe, could be a trigger for loss of affection and desire in marriages leading to high divorce rates and spousal separation, a top Psychologist has warned. By Michael Gwarisa Over the past few years, marketing and distribution of sex toys in Zimbabwe has become trendy with the latest offering being the licensing of an Online Sex Toy Shop in the country in 2020 while other distributors use their social media platforms to market and sale the…

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Indian Variant Detected In Four People In South Africa, Here Is Why Zim Should Be On High Alert

BARELY a week after South Africa’s health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize assured his nation that they need not to worry about the highly virulent Indian variant, the triple mutant specie has been detected in at least four people in South Africa. By Michael Gwarisa The South African Department of Health confirmed that the variant dominant in India had been detected in South Africa yesterday while a further 11 people also tested positive for the variant first detected in the UK. The four people who tested positive have a history of…

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Half A Million People Receive First Dose Of COVID Vaccine In Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE has to date vaccinated cumulatively 500,422 people with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Zimbabwe. By Staff Reporter According to the ministry of health and child care, “22,248 people received their first dose yesterday (May, 7 2021) bringing the cumulative for the first dose to 500,422 while 11 159 received their second bringing cumulative second dose to 140 340.” To date, a total three vaccines are being administered in the country, namely the Sinopharm, Sinovac both from China and the COVAXIN from India. The Sinopharm has since…

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#BREAKING: WHO Approves Sinopharm Vaccine For Emergency Use

WHO today listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG). WHO Communication “The addition of this vaccine has the potential to rapidly accelerate COVID-19 vaccine access for countries seeking to protect health workers and populations at risk,” said Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO Assistant-Director General for Access to Health Products. We urge the manufacturer to participate in the COVAX…

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HIV+ People With Low CD4 Count Should Consult Before Getting COVID-19 Jab

PEOPLE living with HIV (PLHIV) who have a low CD4 count and an uncontrolled viral load have been urged to defer getting vaccinated against COVID-19 until after discussing with medical practitioners, a medical and HIV expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa CD4 cells are white blood cells that fight infection and the CD4 count is a measure of how healthy one’s immune system is when living with HIV. People Living with HIV have been listed amongst high-risk populations in the country and have also been afforded priority status under the…

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Zimbabwe Not Yet In The 3rd Wave- Experts

CONTRARY to widespread reports that a third COVID-19 wave was already in the country, medical and health experts have assured the nation that the nation was nearing the end of a second of a second wave. By Michael Gwarisa   There have been speculation over the past few weeks following the surging of COVID-19 cases in schools, triggering fears that a third wave might probably started in the country. Speaking during a webinar that was organised by the National AIDS Council (NAC), Dr Takunda Sola who is also the Regional…

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#JUSTIN: Form 5 Classes Begin On Monday

THE 2021 Form Five classes will begin on Monday next week, with learners required to pay fees proportional to the remainder of the First Term school days. The current school term is expected to end on June 4. A circular from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary, Mrs Tumisang Thabela, addressed to school authorities reads: “The 2021 Form Five classes will commence on Monday, the 10th of May 2021, for all schools across the country. “Fees will be paid on a pro-rata basis using the following formula:…

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Malian Woman Gives Birth To Nine Babies

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. Halima Cisse gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. “I’m very happy,” her husband told the BBC. “My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are doing well.” https://apply.unicaf.org/unicaf/nurses-day?utm_source=ground-marketing&utm_medium=healthtimes&utm_campaign=zimnur0521&dg_tag=8ab0866c A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive. Two sets of nonuplets have…

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