Generation Health Supports Persons with Albinism

GENERATION Health, one of Zimbabwe’s most sought after medical aid Fund has embarked on a widespread Corporate Social Investment (CSI) drive in a bid to extend a helping hand to various societal groups including persons with albinism. By Michael Gwarisa The Fund is supporting persons with albinism through procurement and distribution of sun protective gear. Generation Health also participated in the 6th annual International Albinism Awareness Day, under the theme “Strength Beyond All Odds.” Albert Musakwa, Generation Health’s Managing Director said advocacy for individuals with albinism goes beyond International Albinism…

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Japan donates a PCR GeneXpert Machine to Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health

The Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Mr. Satoshi Tanaka, today handed over a PCR GeneXpert Machine to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). The handover is a key milestone in a project managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The Ambassador cited this as one of many projects in which the Government of Japan is cooperating with the Government of Zimbabwe. The project, funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by UNOPS, works to increase accessibility to basic emergency medical services in…

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Ezra Foundation donates poultry project to Nyamweda School

HARARE – Students at Nyamweda Primary School are now proud owners of a chicken run and over 100 chickens donated by the Ezra Foundation. By Staff Reporter Ms Melonia Munemo, founder of the Ezra Foundation, said the project is aimed at improving the livelihoods and food security of students by creating income-generating opportunities and capacity-building. The intention is to get students in rural arears to rear poultry on a semi-intensive scale so that they are able to earn some money and also supplement their dietary requirements, ultimately elevating their living…

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Newly Admitted UZ Pharmacy Student With Disability Appeals For Assistance

A University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student, Victor Washaya (35) who recently got a place to study for a Bachelor of Pharmacy Honors Degree at the institution is appealing for financial help and resources to use during his studies. By Staff Reporter Victor was involved in a road traffic accident in March 2015 which saw him sustaining a complete spinal cord injury at Level T11/12 and got paralyzed from the waist downwards. “When I grew up it was my wish to study Pharmacy but due to some poor family backgrounds I…

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IFRC Hands Over Replenishing Stocks To Boost Preparedness In Disaster Prone Districts

THE International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), has handed over replenishing stocks valued at US$49000 to the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) to strengthen emergency response capacity in areas that are highly prone to the natural disasters. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe has in the past three years experienced recurring natural disasters such as Tropical Cyclones, depressions and flooding. The replenishing stocks will support the National Society to preposition in the Masholanad East, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo and Manicaland provinces that were affected by disasters. Giving his acceptance remarks on behalf of…

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Ezra Foundation rescues rural schools

THE Ezra Foundation has donated over 15 computers to Nyamweda Primary School, and provided uniforms, stationery and school fees to a number of underprivileged students in a move aimed at helping to bridge educational inequity in the country. Melonia Munemo, the founder of Ezra Foundation, said the donation will result in students improving their academic skills, while school teachers will also gain skills and knowledge in computer literacy and internet usage. “Our goal is to close the digital divide by donating computers to rural schools as well as paying school…

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Right to Mobility Organisation Donates Wheelchairs To Persons With Disabilities

CHILDREN and young adults with disabilities from Mazowe, Chitungwiza, Harare, Masvingo and Zaka received wheelchairs from a charity organization named Right to Mobility last Saturday. By Kudakwashe Pembere The organization still in its infancy, managed to source these wheelchairs for the children with disabilities from various individuals in the United Kingdom. Set up by one Yvonne Chikasha also known as Mai Todaishe based in Canada, the organization has been using Facebook as a platform to mobilize resources for persons with disabilities. Explaining how this organisation came about, Mr Donald Chikasha,…

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Manicaland Child Marriage Survivors Find Solace In Economic Strengthening Programs

DUE to economic hardships and prolonged schools closure at the back of recurrent COVID-19 induced lockdowns, Marvelous Tsambe* (16) from Chikore Village in Chimanimani entered into an early child marriage at the age 14 as an escape from the challenges back home. However, to her surprise, marriage did not bring the much anticipated economic escape. By Michael Gwarisa in Manicaland  Just like most girls her age in her area, Marvelous fell for Majoni-Joni or those young men who illegally cross the border to work in South Africa. Whenever they return…

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Zim Women Doctors Making Waves

IN the beginning, the medical profession was sacred ground and somehow, a preserve for men. However over the years, women have made remarkable contributions to the field of medicine. As women around the world were permitted to graduate from medical schools, their accomplishments became more influential and far-reaching. In 1847, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. She was born in England but raised and educated in New York City. Years later, more women in Europe and the Americas enrolled for…

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Rescued From Drug Abuse and Dangerous Habits: Teenage Boy Pays Tribute To Chitungwiza Trust

AFTER completing his Ordinary ‘O’ Level studies in rural Chiweshe, Mitchele Nyanhi (19) was faced with the harsh realities of life as he could not secure any form of employment. Since both his parents are not gainfully employed, there was no one to take up the responsibility of sending him to any form of training so that he could either secure a job or start his own self-help project. By Michael Gwarisa With no employment prospects on the horizon, Mitchele found himself taking up Chikorokoza or artisanal mining where he…

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