Desperate Zim Cancer Patients Turn To Traditional Medicines and Herbal Therapists…As Gvt Radiotherapy Machines Breakdown

ACCESS to Radiotherapy treatment, a form of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors has of late become elusive, as many cancer patients are now being forced to seek treatment from traditional and herbal practitioners. By Michael Gwarisa Investigations by this publication indicate that at the moment, only one radiotherapy machine is working at oncocare in Newlands in Harare. The two radiotherapy machines at Mpilo have been down since 2021. Even though Parirenyatwa hospital has three radiotherapy machines, only one machine was…

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Ignore Fungal diseases At Own Peril

VIRUSES, bacteria, and protozoa have ravaged the global healthcare industry for centuries. Influenza, herpes simplex, and other viruses have been documented for over 100 years but fungal infections were recognized as medically important in the 1980s. Disease caused by a virus has an impact in all parts of the world weather less developed, developing, and developed countries millions of people have succumbed to viral diseases across the globe. By lnnocent Njazi  Health experts have responded very well by developing vaccines, developing diagnostic and preventive tools, and building a strong surveillance…

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Time For Zimbabwe To Rope In Community Civil Society Organisations In AMR Fight


THE world is fast sleep walking towards another deadly pandemic that could wipe out an entire civilisation if something is not done urgently. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) or the silent pandemic as many epidemiologist have dubbed it, is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity, exposing both humans and animals to catastrophic consequences. By Michael Gwarisa Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms evolve mechanisms that protect them from the effects of antimicrobials or agents that kill microorganisms or stops their growth. Antibiotic resistance is a subset of AMR…

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