Damafalls Residents Go For Three Weeks Without Refuse Collection

RESIDENTS of Damafalls, Chipukutu, some parts of Zimre and Ruwa are up in arms against the Ruwa Local board for failing to honor their refuse collection schedule which has resulted in them going for three weeks with piles of garbage at their gates and homes. By Michael Gwarisa When this publication visited some households in Damafalls close to Wenera Shopping centre ad some in Phase 2, an unpleasant odor from garbage containers could be sensed from a distance. In some instances, garbage can be seen scattered all over as dogs…

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Risk Of TB Infection 18 Times Higher In Zimbabwe’s Artisanal Miners

PROLONGED exposure to silica dust and a lack of protective gear, places Artisanal Small Scale Miners at greater risk of Tuberculosis (TB) infection compared to other population groups. By Michael Gwarisa recently inn Kwekwe Zimbabwe is one of the three countries in Southern Africa that has the highest number of artisanal small scale miners with Tanzania leading the pack, followed by Mozambique and then Zimbabwe on third place out of the 15 SADC countries. Data gathered from a Care and TB program that is being conducted by the Baines Occupational…

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PANGAEA ZIMBABWE AIDS TRUST appoints COVID-19 Prevention Champions To Curb Vaccine Hesitancy

PANGAEA Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT), has appointed a 15 member team drawn from various sectors to be COVID-19 Prevention champions in their different communities in a bid to promote vaccine literacy and advocate for the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in communities. By Michael Gwarisa The move comes in the midst of findings from a recent COVID-19 Rapid Assessment that was conducted by PZAT in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Child Care, which indicated that vaccine hesitancy and lack of trust in vaccines being administered in Zimbabwe were the major…

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Econet Victoria Falls Marathon lives up to its billing

The 2022 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon lived to its billing on Sunday, attracting over 4 500 local and foreign athletes as the event made a strong return to the racing calendar after a three-year absence due to COVID-19 pandemic. By Staff Reporter The popular marathon, this year attended by athletes from over 30 countries, saw Moses Tarakinyu, who won the 21km race in 2019 – the last time the race was run –  defend his title in just over 01 hour 03 minutes and 30 seconds, followed by Isaac Mpofu…

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