Gvt Moves In To Curb Bulawayo Diarrhoeal Diseases

INFORMATION, publicity and broadcasting services minister, honorable Monica Mutsvangwa says goverment has commenced provision of portable water to Bulawayo residents in the midst of the ongoing diarrhoel epidemic that has already claimed five lives in the city. HealthTimes Reporter In a media brief, minister Mutsvangwa said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should divert attention from other health issues. “Whilst focusing on protecting the nation from COVID19, Government has not lost sight of other health challenges bedeviling our communities. It is in this context that the Taskforce noted with sadness the Typhoid…

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Politics, Religion & Populism At Crossroads With Science: The Battle For Supremacy In The COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Grant Marewanhema

MAJORITY of the people across the world are now familiar with COVID-19, and many are slowly losing interest. Across many nations the initial fears that gripped populations are dying a natural death, and the momentum to protect the communities is slowly dying as people yearn for return to normalcy. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Some parts of the world are seeing remarkable declines in cases, some experiencing second waves, whilst some are still in the first wave. However, it is critical to realise that this is the worst pandemic in human…

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Despite Testing Positive For HIV, Surviving Sexual Abuse @17 and Attempting Suicide, Thelma Emerges A Victor

CATHERINE Murombedzi has known Thelma for three years. A youth in the Pan African Positive Women’s Coalition- Zimbabwe, (PAPWC-ZIM) and the Zimbabwe Women living with HIV National Forum (ZWLHNF), Thelma is unpredictable and can be happy this moment and withdrawn thereafter. Thelma avoids crowds and noise, usually taking a lone seat during tea breaks. By Catherine Murombedzi, Health Correspondent Unlike youths her age, she is more on the mature side and is selective, very selective when most people are happy to have a full plate of everything when buffet is…

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Harare Hospital Investigates Horror Labour Case

HARARE Central Hospital (now called Sally Mugabe) says it is investigating a case where one Mrs Valerie Mashiri (37) lost her baby after being ignored by nurses who were on duty on the fateful night. Through their Micro-blogging site, Sally Mugabe Hospital said “We at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital have noted with concern the report detailing the alleged treatment of Mrs Valerie Mashiri on her visit seeking medical care. We would like to state that this is not the way our clients should be treated. We are investigating the matter.

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CSOs Push For Amendment Of Law Inhibiting Adolescents Access To SRH Services

CIVIL Society Organizations (CSOs) are advocating for the amendment of a section of the Public Health Act to remove restrictions for adolescents to access Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) without parental consent. By Patricia Mashiri The existing law allows adolescents to access to SRH services however with limitations regarding access to contraception, sex education and termination of pregnancy which according to CSOs, has led to an increase in spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents, unplanned pregnancies and illegal termination which in most cases took the young girls lives because most of…

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Cassava Fintech International launches SASAI Health Status Report as it steps up fight against COVID-19

Healthtech platform set to offer handy solution to tackle epidemic Report to assist employers, businesses safely get employees back to work London – June 24, 2020: Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has launched the SASAI Health Status Report (SHSR), a secure blockchain technology-supported solution expected to digitize the testing process, establish citizens’ COVID-19 status, enable them to share their testing results through a digital platform and help businesses safely get employees back to work as economies reopen, following restrictive lockdowns. The healthtech solution was announced…

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#COVID-19: ARVs Cost Could Go Up- UNAIDS Warns

THE COVID-19 could affect the availability, cost and distribution of antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines  in low- and middle-income countries around the world, a new UNAIDS study has revealed. HealthTimes Reporter According the study, the impact on production and logistics caused by COVID-19 could have a significant effect on antiretroviral therapy supply worldwide, but steps taken now could lessen the damage done. The UNAIDS survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their…

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Men Should Suck Women’s Breasts To Prevent Breast Cancer – Expert

A midwife, Madam Mary Azika, has encouraged men to frequently suck their wives’ breasts as a means to prevent breast cancer in women. SOURCE: THE HERALD NIGERIA The midwife in the Upper East Region stated that the advise as trivial as it may sounds seeing as men had often jested about it could help women in the war against breast cancer. While speaking at a seminar organised by the Upper East Regional Chapter of the Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the…

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Inhuman Conditions At Some Quarantine Centres A Cause For Concern in Zimbabwe

RETURNING residents ought to stay in quarantine for 21 days. However, this is not the case. Some returning residents have stayed for up to a month or even more. Quarantine overstayed results in it being more of detention. With such a delayed release, human nature rebels and can result in some people escaping. Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent The Vice President, Kembo Mohadi, speaking on a tour of a COVID-19 isolation centre in Mashava, Masvingo Province on Friday reiterated the need for the health ministry to speed up COVID-19 tests of…

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Health Minister Obadiah Moyo Arrested

HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo has been arrested for abusing office and involvement in the stinky #COVIDGATE scandal where millions are believed to have been siphoned into dubious companies under the guise of providing Protective Personal Equipment (PPE). He will spend a night a Rhodesville police station. …More To Follow

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