Zim’s Radiation Protection Authority Adopts New Guidelines For Drinking Water

IN  a move that is likely to boost the quality of drinking water in Zimbabwe’s urban settings as well as reduce the risk of radiation linked health complications, the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) has adopted the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on drinking water quality. By Michael Gwarisa According to studies, high doses of ionizing radiation in water has been linked to organ damage and blood diseases or neurologic disorders. In an interview with HealthTimes, the Authority’s Spokesperson, Chamunorwa Murava said they had adopted World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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Involve Civil Society In COVID-19 Vaccine Processes To Get Community Buy in Says CWGH

THE Community Working Group of Health (CWGH) Executive Director Mr Itai Rusika has called on the Zimbabwean government to engage Civil Society Organizations throughout the the vaccine rollout process since they already have structures and active involvement at grassroots level. By Michael Gwarisa His call also comes hot on the heels of an announcement by deputy minister of health and child care Dr John Mangwiro where he said the vaccine would be distributed immediately  after after arrival to all the country’s 10 provinces. This has however not gone down well…

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First Batch Of Sinopharm Vaccine To Be distributed In Zim Immediately After Arrival Next Week

ZIMBABWE will on Monday, February 15, 2021 receive a donation of the Sinopharm Vaccine from the Republic of China which is set to be distributed immediately after arrival according to a top government official. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe has purchased 600 000 on top of the 200 000 Sinopharm vaccine doses which were donated by the Government of China. The Sinopharm vaccine has efficacy rates ranging from 76 to 86% and has already been used by other countries in controlling COVID-19. Speaking during a televised briefing on the COVID-19 Vaccine…

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Chii Chinombonzi Vaccine Kana Kuti Nhomba Ye COVID-19?

NYIKA dzakawanda pasi rose kusanganisira nyika yedu ye Zimbabwe dzirikugadzirira kutambira mushonga nemajekiseni achange achishandiswa kubaya vanhu kuti vadzivirirwe kubva kuchirwere che COVID-19 chinokonzerwa nehutachiwana hwe Coronavirus. By Michael Gwarisa Nyika ye Zimbabwe mumazuva mashoma arikutevera ichange ichigamuchira Vaccine re COVID-19 kubva kunyika ye China nedzimwe nyika dzakavimbisa kuti dzichazenge dzichibatsira Zimbabwe mukurwisana ne denda iri. Amwe ema Vaccine atinofanira kutarisira kuwana anoti iwo SINOPHARM reku China, COVAX ratichawana kuburukidza nerubatsiro rwe nyika ye United Kingdom (UK) ichibatsiran ne bazi re World Health Organisation (WHO) nemamwewo akadaro. Mutungamiri we nyika…

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Harare City Clinics Hit By Massive Resignations As Nurses Flee For Greener Pastures

ALL is not well in most City of Harare run health institutions following a massive exodus of nurses and healthcare workers at the back of ill-treatment and poor living and working conditions, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa According to information gathered by this publication, the  City of Harare salaries department could be sitting on a stockpile of resignation letters while only a handful have since been processed. Investigations done by this publication indicate that to date, nurses who have resigned as from 14 July 2020 when they embarked on…

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#OBITUARY: Fly High With The Angels Queen Esther

Esther Massundah or the Queen as she was affectionately known within the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) was a perfectionist and workaholic. She paid attention to detail. A simple tiny typo on her surname which I used to write as Masunda before being corrected countless times over the phone earned me numerous  mini lectures on how to write her name correctly. By Michael Gwarisa “Its Massundha Mike, not that Masunda,” she would say before bursting into laughter at the other end of phone. Even though on countless times I would…

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Do You Know That Inappropriate Advertising & Marketing Of Breast Milk Substitutes Is A Violation Of A Global Public Health CODE Of Conduct

YOU might have been doing it subconsciously but did you know that promoting and marketing substitutes for breast milks such as infant milk formulas , Cereals, purity and other foods and substances for baby feeding is against a World Health Organisation (WHO)  set Code of conduct for all manufacturers and distributors of breast milk substitutes. By Michael Gwarisa The Code dubbed the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes seeks amongst other things to protect breastfeeding mothers from consuming promotional material which may lead to them abandoning breast feeding…

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ROOTS Africa Receives AfDB’s US$10 000 COVID-19 Relief Package To Assist Mazowe Community

ROOTS Africa has received a consignment of goods  consisting of food and non food items worth US$10 000 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to assist the mining and farming communities of Mazowe during the COVID-19 pandemic times. By Michael Gwarisa ROOTS is part of the COVID-19 Alliance which is a Higherlife initiative to get stakeholders together and fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The African Development Bank made a donation of US$10,000 worth of goods to COVID-19 relief efforts in Zimbabwe and with support from Higherlife Foundation ROOTS was identified as…

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Zim Will Only Use Safe And Approved Vaccines- President

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has emphasized that government was not going to risk the health of the entire population by rolling out  vaccines whose safety and efficacy has not been scientifically proven. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking in a Televised national address, President Mnangagwa said the country’s national response strategy has now reached a point whereby vaccines should be introduced as a second front preventive measures and only COVID-19 vaccines which have been scientifically ascertained to be safe will soon be be introduced for free and will be state funded. The National…

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