Zimbabwe Urged To Get Vaccinated, As COVID Deaths Continues To Rise

IN the midst of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, Zimbabweans have been called upon to take vaccination  as a means of increasing their fighting chance against the virus and prevent infection and severe COVID-19 symptoms or death. By Patricia Mashiri Zimbabwe has been recording several daily deaths from COVID and the numbers have not been looking. Speaking to Dr Prosper Chonzi, Harare Health Services Director said more people should opt for vaccination as the country’s death toll is not looking good. Vaccination protects people from getting critically ill, the need of…

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Zim Removed From TB high Burden Countries List

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has  removed Zimbabwe from the list of Tuberculosis (TB) high burden countries in its recent global updated list of high burden countries. By Patricia Mashiri The new lists are for 2021–2025 and replace those previously used between 2016 and 2020. Zimbabwe together with other high TB burden countries such as Cambodia, the Russian Federation transitioned  out of the list. Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Charles Sandy, the Deputy Director, TB and HIV Services  in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) said there was some…

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Parirenyatwa Suspends COVID-19 Vaccination Booking System

Parirenyatwa group of hospitals announced that they have stopped the booking system which had been introduced to manage large numbers of people who were coming in for vaccination. Staff Reporter In a statement addressed to the general public Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals indicated that the booking system was poising a number of challenges. We would like to inform the public that we have stopped the booking system which the hospital had introduced to manage huge numbers of people who came to be vaccinated. Prior to the 9th July 2021, Parirenyatwa…

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Zim Receives 25 000 More Doses From Russia

ZIMBABWE has received more 25 000 doses of Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccines from Russia donated by a group by a diamond miner called Alrosa Group. By Patricia Mashiri In his acceptance speech Dr John Mangwiro, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care advised the general public to get vaccinated before its too late. I want to urge fellow Zimbabweans that COVID-19 disease is real. Once you feel unusual symptoms like headache, vomiting, difficult in breathing, or anything else, please go to the hospital as early as you can. The disease…

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Children Have Lasting Mental Health Effects From Pandemics: Experts

MENTAL health experts have urged parents to look out for signs and symptoms of stress and distress in children during the pandemic that usually manifest themselves as aggressive behavior in Children amongst a hots of other signs. By Patricia Mashiri In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Kudakwashe Muchena a leading Psychologist said The COVID-19 pandemic just like any other pandemics such as HIV/AIDS exter pressure on the mental health of children leading to lot of anxiety and panic amongst children usually when people who sit around them gets sick and…

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WHO urges people to stay safe,as COVID-19 cases continues to rise

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has advised the general public to keep on observing basic preventative measures as it remains the key in reducing the number of COVID-19 infections across the globe. HealthTimes Reporter  Dr Maria Van Kerhove, WHO Technical Lead COVID-19 said Africa is one of the continents that has been witnessing the rise in COVID-19 cases in the past few days. We need to be blunt when we need to be blunt. We are not in a good place. In Africa there was a 16.7% increase in cases…

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Police rubbishes requirement for vaccination cards at roadblocks

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has refuted social media claims that people without COVID-19 certificates are being blocked from getting into Harare Central Business District. HealthTimes Reporter Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, ZRP Spokesperson said this was false information has they were not received such directive from the government. “We haven’t received such directive from the government. We urge the public to stay home if they are nit essential service providers. ZRP also appeals to the public to be patient with the officers at road blocks because the vehicles will be…

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No Science To Back That Double Masking Prevents COVID Infection-WHO

THE World Health Organization (WHO) says despite raging social media debate on double masking, there was no scientific evidence to support the notion that wearing more than one mask offers double protection against COVID-19 infection. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking to HealthTimes Dr Lincoln Charimari,  the World Health Organization (WHO) Zimbabwe COVID-19 Response Manager said there was no scientific proof yet which shows that double masking was effective in the prevention of COVID-19. Double masking has not been shown to have additional protective effect against all variants of SARS-COV-2. It is…

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People With Active COVID-19 Infections Cannot Be Vaccinated- Dr Matara

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PERSONS with active COVID-19 cases should pause getting vaccinated and wait until they would have recovered as the vaccine will not likely boost one’s immune response against a current infection, a Medical Expert has said. By Patricia Mashiri   Speaking to HealthTimes, Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADR) president, Dr Norman Matara said even though with with active cases cant be vaccinated, those who would have previously tested positive for COVID-19 should not get vaccinated. People who got infected with COVID-19 can still get still get vaccinated because…

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Implementation Of National Disability Policy Key Says FODPZ

THE Federation of Organizations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ), an umbrella body of various national disabled people’s organizations has challenged all stakeholders to implement the newly launched National Disability Policy (NDP) for it to have tangible meaning in the lives of persons with disabilities (PWDs). By Patricia Mashiri The National Disability Policy was launched by President Emerson Mnangagwa on 09 June 2021 in a move  that is likely to bring better livelihoods for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). Speaking during a virtual meeting on critical reflection on the newly launched…

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