NAC Hands Over ZW$1Mln Worth of COVID-19 PPE To Mash West Province

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) today donated a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) valued at ZW$1 000 000 in a move that will improve the province’s management of the disease which has already claimed 6 lives and infected 512 others. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the handover ceremony to officially hand over NAC procured COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health and Child Care and to launch HIV prevention models NAC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Bernard Madzima said the equipment was part of efforts meant to…

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African Sun Makes ZWL400 000 Worth Of Donations To Mvuma Hospital For COVID-19 Management

ED SHANGWA

ZIMBABWE’S leading leading hotel operations company, African Sun Limited has donated toiletry and kitchen utensils worth ZWL400 000 towards the COVID-19 in a bid to improve health and sanitation outcomes at Mvuma Hospital in the midlands province. By Michael Gwarisa  In a statement, African Sun Limited  Managing Director, Mr Ed Shangwa said they now regard health facilities as enablers to a the success of the tourism industry. As part of the clarion call from the Government in assisting to fight this serious pandemic COVID 19, African Sun Limited continues to…

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Zim Consulate In Joburg Closes After Two Officers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwean Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa has been temporarily closed after two its officers tested positive for COVID-19, a cabinet minister has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a media briefing, information and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mustvangwa said  the officers have already been isolated in a secluded lodge and most services are currently being offered online. On a sad note, the nation is informed that the Consulate in Johannesburg has temporarily closed after two confirmed cases of COVID19 were recorded among the officers.  The officers who tested positive…

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Gvt Continues To Distribute Hydroxchloroquine Despite Red Flag From Local Pharmacists

INFORMATION and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvagwa says Hydroxchloroquine is still amongst some of the COVID-19 treatment medications  in stock in the country. By Michael Gwarisa This is however despite calls by local pharmacists to halt dispensing the drug for COVID-19 treatment until conclusive studies on the effectiveness of the drug in managing the disease have been arrived. In a media brief, minister Mutsvangwa said stocks of drugs and medicines used in the treatment of COVID19 symptoms continue to increase in the country. Presently our stocks include 27.6 million…

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Refugee-Led Organizations Can Deliver Education to Refugee Children During COVID-19 and Beyond

Joseph Munyambanza Youth Engagement & Inclusion Consultant, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Founding Member, COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA)

WHEN I was six years old my family moved to Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. For two decades, I called Kyangwali my village and home. Every day, for seven years, I walked kilometers to and from school before completing my primary school in Kyangwali. When I went to secondary school and university outside the refugee settlement, I was inspired and excited to go back to work with, and support, fellow refugee youth. In collaboration with my colleagues in the settlement, we established CIYOTA, an organization that promotes education and entrepreneurial…

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Celebrating Tendayi Westerhof @54, A Beacon Of HIV Activism In Zimbabwe

TODAY, June 22,  2020 marks exactly 54 years since Tendayi Westerhof, a woman who has grown to be a force to reckon in the fight for  the rights of persons living with HIV in Zimbabwe was born in the rural villages of the midlands province. Despite having ascended to fame as a model back in the 90s, Tendayi’s humble rural background has made her tough and unwavering in the things she holds dearly at heart. At one point in 1979 towards the end of the liberation struggle, Tendayi together with…

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#JUSTIN: Health Minister Moyo Granted ZW$50 000 Bail

minister Obhadia Moyo at Court

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr. Obadiah Moyo was this Saturday afternoon granted $50 000 bail by Harare Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi. By Patson Gumbo The state did not oppose bail. Dr. Moyo who is being accused of three counts of criminal abuse of office which date back to 2019 will be back in court on the 31st of July 2020. As part of his bail conditions, Dr. Moyo will deposit $50 000 with the clerk of court, continue residing at his current residence in Mt Pleasant, report three times a week at…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Local COVID-19 Transmissions Spike

ZIMBABWE  has recorded 31 local transmission of COVID-19 within a space of 48 hours, a situation which could see cases shooting through the roof in the not so distant future. By Michael Gwarisa Even though government maintains that the Lockdown is still under level 2, indications on the ground show that citizens have already reverted to their normal lives, a development which could create a fertile ground for local transmissions. According to the ministry of health and child care all the local cases have been isolated. The country recorded 62…

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Walter Chikanya Elected Civil Society Rep On The CCM

ZICHIRE Director Mr Walter Chikanya has been elected the the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) representative for on the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) to end HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. In a congratulatory messgae, the Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) and friends of ZAN said Mr Chikanya was deserving of the  at hand and wished well. “We would like to congratulate Mr Walter Chikanya (ZiCHIRE) for being elected as the CSOs Rep on the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) to end HIV, TB and Malaria. “Walter has championed advocacy initiatives directed at both…

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#BREAKING: Health Workers Down Tools… Reject US$75 COVID-19 Allowances

HEALTH workers across board have downed tools  effective immediately in protest to government’s failure to address their grievances despite numerous calls for an amicable solution to their plight. By Michael Gwarisa In a letter written to the Health Services Board Executive Director, Mrs Ruth Kaseke by representatives from all organisations representing health workers in the country, Health workers demanded that their salaries revert back to the October 1 2018 figures which were pegged in USD terms and indicated that all health workers have rejected the US$75 offer with the contempt…

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