Cancer Association of Zimbabwe Uses Women Month To Raise Cancer Awareness

THE Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) says it has dedicated their time during the Women’s month to raising awareness around cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases amongst citizens. By Patricia Mashiri In an interview with HealthTimes, Mr Lovemore Makurirofa, the CAZ Information Research and Evaluation Officer said they took up various cancer awareness activities in the women’s month including screening and raising awareness on both cervical and breast cancer. As you are aware that cervical cancer and breast cancer are the most cancers among female in Zimbabwe. Cervical cancer constitutes…

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Africaid-Zvandiri Improves Viral Load Testing Coverage in Beitbridge

THE Zvandiri Program supports and cares for children, adolescents and young people living with HIV (CAYPLHIV) aged 0-24 years. The organization began working in Beitbridge in all 19 health facilities, in October 2020, with funding from USAID. By Africaid Zvandiri Before implementation started, the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) and Africaid-Zvandiri conducted a baseline survey which showed that only 345 out of 1845 (19%) CAYPLHIV in the district had a documented and valid viral load (VL) result. Shortages of testing reagents at the district laboratory, transportation of blood…

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NAC Donates PPE And Face Masks That Enable Lip Reading To Zim’s Deaf Community

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) has handed over a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the deaf community in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gawarisa The donation also includes 5000 special user-friendly face masks that were handed over to the Sunrise Academy of Sign Language on behalf of the deaf community which enables lip reading, which is essential in sign language communication. Speaking at the handover ceremony in Harare, NAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Bernard Madzima said there was approximately 700 000 people who have been classified as deaf in…

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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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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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