#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGant: Zimbabweans, We Must Take The COVID-19 Pandemic Seriously, And Stop Looking For Reasons To Justify Complacency!

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE COVID-19 pandemic is  hitting hard on Zimbabwe, and growing very fast. All ten provinces in the country are reporting cases, and local transmission far outweighs imported disease. Community transmission implies many cases in society whose epidemiological origins are difficult to trace, with multiple unrelated clusters. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Human behavior is critical in controlling the epidemic. I find it unacceptable that there are still some individuals who justify complacency and lack of responsibility on their part. Its a known fact that Zimbabwe has resource limitations, and has limited…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGrant: Increasing Covid-19 Infections Among Healthcare Workers: A Serious Cause For Concern

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THIS past week has seen the highest number of COVID-19 infections being reported in Zimbabwe. The figures have gone beyond 2400, with a tilt in the balance of cases towards more local than imported. Indeed, Zimbabwe is witnessing community transmission which has the potential to explode into a full-blown disaster in the following few weeks. Regrettably, fatalities from the disease have also gone up, and stand officially at 34. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Our healthcare system is extremely fragile at the moment, and continues to fall by the day. Nurses…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGrant: Demanding Immediate Resuscitation Of The Public Health Sector In Zimbabwe: Whose Responsibility?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE past four weeks have been particularly difficult for Zimbabwe. We have seen the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise from 2 digits to over 1400, and the deaths from the same going up to 25. There have been multiple but unverified reports of sudden deaths in communities, which could be due to COVID-19. Of course, people are still dying from other causes, but with a totally crippled health system and a grounded economy, there is no proper surveillance and auditing. Thus, the reasons why people are dying in…

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#HurukuroNaChiremba Grant: Kutekeshera Kwaita Chirwere CheCOVID-19 Munyika Kwakuda Kuti Titore Matanho Akazara Ekuzvidzivira

Dr Grant Marewanhema

CHIRWERE cheCOVID-19 chakabatwa muvanhu kuChina muna Zvita 2019. Zvinofungidzirwa kuti chakatanga nekuda kwehunhu hwevanhu vekuChina hwekudya tupukanana twakasiyana-siyana. Mukudya uku ndomakabva hwaive hutachiwana hwemhuka uchiuya muvanhu. Hutachiwana uhwu hunonzi coronavirus asi chirwere chaunokonzera chakazopihwa zita rekuti COVID-19. Na Chiremba Grant Murewanhema Nekuda kwekufamba kwevanhu chirwere ichi chakapararira nekutekeshera nyika dzose dzepasi rose. Chakanyanyisa kukonzeresa bongozozo nekusagarika munyika dzinenge ana Spain, Italy nevaivembove vapambepfumi veZimbabwe, Great Britain zvekare ne America. Munyika idzi chakauraya chakapararira kuenda kuuwandu hwevanhu hwave kudarika mamirioni gumi nevaviri chikauraya zvekare vanhu vanodarika zviuru 500 nevanoraudzira. Vanhu vazhinji…

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Citizens Need To Assume Responsibility For Prevention As The COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Harder On Zimbabwe

Dr Grant Marewanhema

ITS been six months since the COVID-19 was declared a global health pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, and slightly over four months since it was declared a global pandemic. Today the number of infected people globally stands at an alarming 12.3 million with over 530 000 fatalities. Of course the greatest majority have been reported as recovered, and the outlook is starting to be reassuring in some countries. By Dr Grant Murewanhema However, some countries, notably the Americas, continue to be ravaged, recording several thousands of new…

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Shortage Of Blood Products: An Early Ticket To The Other World For Pregnant Women In Zimbabwe

Young Preganant Women at Tariro Clinic and Youty Centre

WORLD over, an estimated 800 women die daily due to pregnancy related causes. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries; the majority of which occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwean has one of the highest mortality rates of around 463 per 100 000; this is an estimate from yesteryears and the current standing may be worse off. By Dr Grant Murewanehma The three direct leading causes of maternal death are infection (sepsis), hypertensive disorders and bleeding before, during or after childbirth, otherwise known as obstetric haemorrhage. Obstetric haemorrhage is…

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