#JUSTIN: Zimbabwe Ready To Administer Booster COVID-19 Jabs

SOURCE: ZBC The Ministry of Health and Child Care says booster doses for frontline workers, those with chronic diseases and the elderly are available and will commence with immediate effect. Announcing the development, Acting Secretary for Health and Child Care. Dr. R.F. Mudyiradima also said all returning residents and visitors shall be subjected to mandatory PCR testing even if they present a negative PCR test from elsewhere. The regulations follow the enactment of Statutory Instrument 267 of 2021: Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (No.2) (Amendment) Order.…

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Harare City Signs Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities To End AIDS By 2030

THE City of Harare today joined 350 other Cities globally who in signing the declaration on Fast-Track Cities and commit to Ending AIDS by the year 2030. By Michael Gwarisa The Fast-Track Cities initiative is a global partnership between cities with an HIV burden and four core partners: the City of Paris, France,( the first city to sign on the initiative); the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC); and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Making his commitment, Acting…

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WHO has no reports yet of Covid deaths from Omicron variant

The WHO has said it will take several weeks to get a full picture of Omicron’s transmissibility and disease severity and to assess how vaccines, tests and treatments hold up against the new variant. By AFP GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Friday, December 3, 2021, it had not seen any reports of deaths relating to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. The WHO said it was collecting evidence about the variant of concern (VOC), as countries around the world scramble to stop it from spreading. But despite a growing…

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NCDs and Disability Perspective During The IDD 2021

As Best Non-Communicable Diseases Zimbabwe (BeatNCDs Zim) we join the world in commemorating the International Day of Disability which is celebrated every year on the 4th of December. This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”  So as people living with NCDs(PLWNCDs) and people with disabilities(PWDs) we are taking the centre stage of this year’s commemoration by being meaningfully involved in unpacking the relationship between NCDs and disability. By Jacob Ngwenya Non-communicable diseases are diseases that are not transmitted…

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Zim Only Has 22 Radiologists

THERE are 22 radiologists serving the whole of Zimbabwe with the majority based in Harare, one stationed in Bulawayo, HealthTimes has learned By Fungai Masona This grim revelation comes at a time when massive brain drain of health workers is further crippling the health sector. In an interview, Dr CADX co-founder Mr Gift Gana said this was testimony to the limited human and infrastructural resources in Zimbabwe. We have got limited resources in Zimbabwe. And this includes radiologists who are our specialists for interpreting medical images. Here in Zimbabwe we…

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Zimbabwe Records Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases

…As country detects new Omicron variant …Expert warns against Hard Lockdowns A total 1 042 new local cases of COVID-19 were recorded last night, signalling the arrival of a fourth wave that many public health experts fear could be more devastating compared to previous waves due to the absence of adequate healthcare personal to attend to hospitalisations and severe cases. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) daily situation report of December, 2 2021, 80 of the new 1042 are cases were detected from…

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