CENA Programme Equips Nurse Aides To Improve COVID-19 Patient Care At Two Hospitals In Zimbabwe

THE month of July 2021 remains the worst so far in terms of COVID-19 deaths and infections in Zimbabwe as there was a rapid spike in hospital admissions and deaths. Hospitals were overwhelmed, with an overload of admitted patients, forcing the already limited and exhausted nurses and doctors to prioritise technical tasks with minimum time available for basic patient care. In a busy COVID-19 ward, simple but important elements essential for patients’ survival can be easily missed. COVID-19 patients require constant care, monitoring and management. Hence, the presence of nurse…

Read More

Red Cross Partners Zim Agricultural Society To Provide First Aid and Health Services

THE Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, ZRCS, has partnered with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, ZAS, through provision of free health and first aid services with the organisation providing COVID 19 vaccinations at this year’s edition of the annual business showcase. Own Correspondent In support of the government accelerated and decentralised vaccination drive, the ZRCS has deployed a team of medical doctors and nurses who are providing COVID 19 vaccinations for free within the exhibition centre, bringing the much-needed services closer to the people who might have missed an opportunity to get…

Read More

There Is Still Hope For The HIV Vaccine

SCINTISTS who worked on the Imbokodo HIV vaccine trials say all hope is not lost in terms of finding a long lasting HIV prevention method in the form of vaccine. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a virtual Media Science Café on Imbokodo Trial Headlines, Dr Portia Hunidzarira the Principal Researcher they are still examining and looking at data from the HIV vaccine trials to see how best they can work around developing a vaccine that has a higher efficacy and protection profile. Vaccine success stories are like this. It took…

Read More

Men Should Constantly Screen For Prostate Cancer: Dr Mangwiro

DEPUTY Minister of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr JohnMangwiro has urged men to adopt a culture of getting checked for prostate cancer so as to improve the risk of developing severe cancer due to late diagnosis and treatment. By Patricia Mashiri According available data, men have a poor health seeking behavior and most men present late for cancer screening hence reducing their survival chances. Speaking during a virtual meeting on fighting prostate cancer, Dr John Mangwiro advised health experts to scale up cancer awareness on what causes prostate cancer…

Read More

Contraceptive Prevalence Still Depressed In Young People -ZNFPC

EVEN though all indicators in Zimbabwe’s national family planning program have done well over the years, teenage pregnancies, early child marriages, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and new HIV infections have been on an upward trend in young people due to lack of access to contraceptives and other preventive methods. By Michael Gwarisa Currently, the Zimbabwe Public Health Act does not permit young adolescents to access or purchase contraceptives, medications and other health services in the absence of an adult thus making it difficult for young people below the age of…

Read More

Exclusive!!! MCAZ Speaks On COVID-19 Vaccines Linked Reactions In Zim

ZIMBABWE commenced its national vaccination initiative in February, 2021, kickstarting a campaign that would later yield positive results in the country’s COVID-19 management matrix. Even though only 14% of the national population has been vaccinated to date, available Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) data shows that vaccination has been working in minimizing the risk of developing severe infections and deaths. However, since commencement of the national vaccination program, there has been speculation and skepticism around vaccination, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine phobia as citizens adopted a laid-back approach towards…

Read More