ED declares Harare a State of Disaster

ZIMBABWE’S President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared the uncleanliness of the country’s capital Harare, a state of disaster. By Kuda Pembere This was done in terms of section 27(1) of the Civil Protection Act [Chapter 10:06]. Through the Statutory Instrument 140 of 2023, Government expressed concern over the state of environment in Harare Metropolitan Province. Wheres Government has noted with great concern the deplorable state of cleanliness of the Harare Metropolitan Province, characterised among other things by litter and waste dumps accumulating in business and residential areas of the Province, open…

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ICAZ Hosts National Infection Prevention and Control Conference

The Infection Control Association of Zimbabwe Trust (ICAZ) hosted a two day National Infection Prevention Control indaba in Harare recently in a bid to reflect on the progress made as well as identify gaps in the country’s health care sector. By Nthokozo Gudu The meeting brought together multidisciplinary infection control practitioners from across the country’s 10 provinces including the public and private health sector and mission health institutions. Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Permanent Secretary Air Commodore, Dr. Jasper Chimedza. Director Nursing Services in…

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Bilharzia in Zimbabwe wears a female face…Risk of HIV Infection three times higher in women with Bilharzia

It’s an early Monday morning, and Portia Guta (35), from Chibondo Village in Shamva District, Mashonaland Central Province, has just learned that she tested positive for Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia. Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever, is an infection of the urinary tract or bowels, caused by Schistosoma (blood fluke), a flatworm parasite. By Michael Gwrisa in Shamva District Portia was among the participants who got screened for Schistosomiasis during a Pilot Study that was conducted to ascertain the magnitude of Schistosomiasis in the Shamva District. The Pilot project also assessed…

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Zimbabweans value funeral cover more than Medical Aid…Only 11 Percent Zimbabweans Have Medical Aid

The loss in value in the local currency to the greenback, has forced several Zimbabwean medical aid policyholders to terminate medical aid policies while some are resorting to removing some beneficiaries from cover as a survival strategy. By Michael Gwarisa These developments come at the back of revelations that a few Zimbabweans are currently under medical aid cover and yet, more people have up-to-date funeral policy coverage. A study that was conducted by Finmark Trust and published by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) revealed that just 30 percent of…

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