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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TelOne moves to alleviate PPE shortage at Chikurubi Maximum Prison

TelOne has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth ZWL$300 000 to Chikurubi Maximum Prison in a move to alleviate PPE shortage at the country’s biggest prison in light of the increased COVID19 transmissions. By Staff Reporter The timely donation which includes hand sanitisers and washable face masks for in-mates was handed over to Zimbabwe Prisons & Correctional Services (ZPCS) health services director Senior Assistant Commissioner Dr. Evidence Gaka at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on Friday this week. The donated items are: 1500 washable masks, 250 surgical masks, 100 heavy duty aprons,…

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Chimanimani Youth Friendly Centre Offers Diversion Therapy For Cyclone Idai Affected Youths

IDLENESS is the devil’s workshop and with idleness, comes dangerous habits and uncouth behaviors especially for young people who are just beginning to experience adulthood. It has been scientifically proven that during times of disaster such as the Cyclone Idai that hit Zimbabwe in 2019, people can resort to negative coping mechanisms such as transactional sex, drug abuse and crime just to survive and pass the day. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani Young people and youths are at their most vulnerable and disadvantaged positions during times of disaster. In…

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Stanbic Donates Usd34k Worth Of Sun Protection Products To People Living With Albinism

STANBIC Bank has donated sun protection products worth US$34 000 to the Albino Charity Organization of Zimbabwe (ALCOZ) as part of its annual Corporate Social Investment (CSI)  contribution towards the welfare of people living with albinism. HealthTimes Reporter The financial services institution donated 1 000 units of sunscreen lotions; 1 000 units of antibacterial soap; 1 000 units of antiseptic liquid, 1 000 units of lip balm and 1 000 sunhats, as well as spectacles for 12 beneficiaries. This year’s donation marks the fifth consecutive year that Stanbic Bank has…

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18 Year Old Uzumba Boy Needs Your Help To Have Growth Removal Procedure

MUNASHE Madzinga (18) from Uzumba Ward 12 is appealing for financial donation of  US$1760 to have a growth that developed on his face removed. He developed the growth and because of that he was withdrawn from school when he was in form 3. On Friday the family visited Parirenyatwa so that he gets medical attention but they were told we are not fully operational but referred to a medical doctor. Those interested in helping our brother or need more information kindly get in touch with his  father who is a…

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UNITED STATES PROVIDES ADDITIONAL US$ 3 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN DEMINING IN ZIMBABWE

THE United States government is pleased to announce an additional USD $3 million for humanitarian demining projects in Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the United States has invested more than $23.9 million in Zimbabwe to protect people from landmines and promote economic opportunities through safe access to land. The United States supports the Government of Zimbabwe’s goal to safely clear all minefields in the country by 2025. As Ambassador Nichols stated, “Longstanding U.S. support for humanitarian demining in Zimbabwe has destroyed more than 38,000 landmines, returned 8.1 square kilometers of land to…

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2020 Top 15 Outstanding Health Champions

THE Year 2020 has not been an easy one for the global health sector at the back of a global health pandemic, the COVID-19. In Zimbabwe, even though the virus has not been as severe as other countries in the developed world, some lives were lost while a sizable number also got infected. To worsen Zimbabwe’s health crisis in the midst of COVID-19, a nationwide healthcare industrial action also ensued which saw numerous negative public health outcomes being recorded. In the midst of all this misery and loss, a number…

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Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) Throws Lifeline to underprivileged Communities Amidst Covid 19 Pandemic

ZIMBABWE Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU), a local private university has synergized with the University of Zimbabwe, Women’s University in Africa as well as international universities from the United Kingdom, University of Nottingham and University of Wolverhampton towards  low cost COVID-19 alleviating solutions. HealthTimes Reporter These universities will work closely with a local NGO, the National Age Network of Zimbabwe, to come up with various solutions targeting the less privileged communities as they leverage on ZEGU’s low cost COVID-19 innovations. The project which is being funded through the UKRI’s GCRF/Newton Fund…

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Over 1000 Zim Nurses Punished For Defying Flexi Hours Ban

A total 1 280 Zimbabwe nurses face disciplinary action for failure to comply with government’s ban of the flexi hours working arrangement. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours regime was introduced early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a pots cabinet media brief, Information and broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet was briefed by Vice President Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, as the Minister of Health and Child Care, on the Withdrawal of Labour by Nurses.…

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Delivering as one in the face of COVID-19

Amid the COVID 19 pandemic World Food Programme food distribution points have provided a one stop shop for millions of Zimbabwe. It has become a platform for knowledge exchange as well as a go to place for family planning commodities. WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the UN system, with the deepest field presence in the most difficult settings. WFP’s vast footprint across Zimbabwe provides the opportunity for partners across the humanitarian and health sector to use its food distributions as a one-stop-shop for providing essential information and services.…

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