Ruwa Residents Enjoying Vaccination Experience

THE decentralization of COVID-19 vaccination has received overwhelming response from communities around the capital Harare and other parts of the country where vaccines are being administered. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking in an interview with HealthTimes in Ruwa, Mrs Shamiso Zvinamano who is also a vendor in Ruwa said she got vaccinated to protect her family and customers she interact with on daily basis. I got vaccinated to protect my family and myself if i am to get in contact with a customer who have Covid-19. I am guaranteed that I…

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CWGH Applauds Zim Malaria Control Interventions

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has commended strides  that have been made by the Zimbabwean government and partners such as Global Fund in the fight to end malaria. By Tanaka Moyo The Global Fund partnership provides 56% of all international financing for malaria and have invested more than US$13.5 billion in malaria control programs since the year 2002. In his their statement to celebrate this year’s Malaria day under the theme ‘Zero Malaria, Draw the line against Malaria’, CWGH’s Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said the partnerships between…

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Government On High Alert Over COVID-19 In schools

GOVERNMENT says it will be scaling up COVID-19 surveillance and testing in schools to avert a possible spike in cases which could lead to a third wave. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Monica Mutsvangwa the Minister of Information and Broadcasting services said the government was aware that there were confirmed COVID-19 cases in some schools and it was assured that there was surveillance. Cabinet notes that the strong COVID-19 surveillance system that Government had put in place had enabled the Ministry to detect outbreaks early. Cabinet was…

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Boarding Students Not Allowed To Travel Home For Independence Holiday

THE Zimbabwean cabinet has resolved that boarding school learners should not travel back home over the Independence holiday as a way of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information and broadcasting services said the COVID-19 confirmed cases at Sacred High School were under control as it was easily detected. Last week’s outbreak at Sacred Heart School in Umzingwane District of Matabeleland South Province was easily detected and dealt with. Out of the 248 students and 33…

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ZADHR worried about low vaccination uptake

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has raised concern over the low uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine across the country. By Tanaka Moyo Commemorating this year’s World Health Day under the theme ‘Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone’. ZADHR through a press release expressed a great worry that again this year’s commemorations are being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and a great population is not willing to get vaccinated most probably because of lack of information. In this vein, ZADHR applauds governments across…

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