Avenues Clinic Donates to Chipinge District Hospital

THE Avenues Clinic has donated an assortment of hospital equipment to Chipinge District Hospital as part of its corporate social responsibility drive. By Michael Gwarisa Equipment that was donated include 10 hospital beds, a theatre table, five baby cribs ,drug trolleys and emergency trolleys. Speaking at the handover ceremony the Board Chairman, Mr James Maposa said the donation was mainly motivated by the need to better equip the hospital so that it can sustain the growing number of patients that it is now having to attend to. When the cyclone…

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Could Spread Beyond DRC Boarders- WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of an impending Ebola outbreak that could spread beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) boarders in what the international health organisation has described as a public health emergency of international concern. By Michael Gwarisa The declaration followed a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC. The Committee cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda,…

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Power Cuts Threaten Blood Bank Operations

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ), says it is appealing to the national power utility (ZESA) to at least connect the blood bank to a special power grid so as to ensure blood is maintained at normal temperatures at all times By Michael Gwarisa The development comes amidst indications that the blood bank, which is a critical blood storage facility has not been spared by the prevailing power outages and should the situation continue unabated, the organisation would be forced to dispose and or burn tonnes of blood since…

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Lafarge In Revolutionary Breakthrough For Breastfeeding Mothers

BREASTFEEDING is considered a basic need for every infant of breastfeeding age and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a baby should be exclusively breastfed for up to six months before introducing him/her to complimentary foods until at least the age of two years. By Michael Gwarisa According to nutrition experts, the first 1000 days are the most crucial for an infant’s brain development and this can only be attained through adequate and exclusive breastfeeding. In developing countries however, poverty and its attendant condition, malnutrition, weaken this foundation, leading…

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770K People Died of AIDS Globally in 2018

A total of 770 000 people died of AIDS in 2019 according to latest statistics released in the UNAIDS Global Aids Update today in Eshowe South Africa. By Michael Gwairsa Responding to the statistics, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders said  the annual number of deaths due to AIDS has declined only minimally since 2014 and such a catastrophe could be avoided through timely use of effective diagnostic tools and medicines to treat HIV/AIDS and  prevent most deaths. While an additional 2 million people are reported on antiretroviral therapy (ART), more…

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Medicines For Votes: Health Minister Under Fire

CIVIL society have come out guns blazing against embattled Health and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo for abusing state resources to settle personal political deals. By Michael Gwarisa Dr Moyo, a losing ZANU PF 2018 political candidate is in the eye of a storm following a leaked letter between him and the War Veterans leader, Victor Matemadanda where the minister is directing National Pharmaceutical Companies of Zimbabwe (NATPHARM) to release medicines into Lupane health institutions ahead of the Lupane bi-election to be held on August 3, 2019. Speaking to…

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Why You Should Never Use Your Boyfriend’s Towel

DID you know that boys or young men before they marry or settle down, are the filthiest creatures on this planet? Yes you heard right. Women have some hard work panel beating other people’s sons out there. By Michael Gwarisa Unlike women, men do not keep a journal or list of what they should wear throughout the week. It just happens. Beneath every men are hidden filthy secrets most ladies will die without even knowing. It is public secret that men can go for a week without changing their underwear.…

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Taking Selfies A Sign Of Mental Illness- Study

THERE is absolutely nothing wrong  with self-love and the love for photos. Did you know however that constantly taking selfies could be a sign of mental illness? According to a study dubbed “An Exploratory Study of Selfitis and the Development of the Selfitis Behavior Scale,” that was conducted by two psychologists Banarthanan Balakrishnan and Mark D. Griffiths, there was a strong link between taking countless selfies and mental illness. The term Selfie according to the Oxford Dictionary, refers to a self-portrait photography of oneself (or oneself with other people), taken…

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Gvt To Declare Missing Cyclone Idai Victims Dead

GOVERNMENT is in the process of declaring missing Cyclone Idai persons dead, amidst numerous futile efforts by government and rescue teams to locate the missing individuals’ whereabouts,  a government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani This was said by the Acting Provincial Development coordinator for Manicaland, Mr Edgars Seenza during the belated World Blood Donor Day commemorations at Biriri High School in Chimanimani. Let me extend my condolences to the people of Chimanimani for having gone through such a tragic time where several lives were lost and…

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Gvt Seeks To Maintain Blood Subsidy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working to boost domestic financial resources to complement the health levy in a bid to finance the free blood subsidy which was initiated by government in 2018. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani The development comes at the back of indications that the health levy has racked in not less than ZW$63 million since inception in 2017. Speaking at the belated World Blood Donor Day (WBD) 2019 commemorations in Chimanimani, Manicaland Provincial Medical Director (PMD), Dr Patron Mafaune said…

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