Allergies Are Not Vaccine Side Effects- Dr Chivaura

FAMILY Practitioner and medical expert Dr Audrey Chivaura says not all reactions being experienced after getting COVID-19 jabs were side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines but could be as a result of underlying allergies. By Michael Gwarisa By definition, an allergy is a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance. At times the immune system reacts even to a substance or exposure to something that is not even harmless. Dr Chivaura said people should make an effort to know their allergic history before taking vaccines…

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Covid-19 Vaccines Don’t Cause Infertility Says WHO Zimbabwe

REPORTS that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility in both women and men are nothing more than mere conspiracy theories and false unscientific claims, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Zimbabwe has said. By Patricia Mashiri Zimbabwe launched its national COVID-19 vaccination program in February this year after receiving its first 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. However, there has been low uptake of the vaccine owing vaccine hesitancy largely due to widespread misinformation and conspiracy theories. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Lincoln Charimari,the World Health Organization (WHO) Zimbabwe…

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Say Good Bye To Fake COVID-19 Certificates Headache, CIMAS QR CODE Is The Real Deal

IMAGINE getting to Robert Mugabe International Airport (formerly Harare Int Airport), bags packed and ready to travel only to be told that your COVID-19 test certificate is invalid and you can’t go beyond the security checkpoint. Heart rending, isn’t it? The golden rule of thumb is never to do shortcuts and use reputable COVID-19 testing centers before traveling. Issues of COVID-19 tests certificates fraud have been on an increase over the past few months as travelers try to bypass testing processes.  In January this year, a number of travelers were…

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Zim Boarding School Records 78 New Cases, As COVID-19 Cases Begin To Rise

THE country’s COVID-19 cases have been on an upward trend over the past few days post the just ended Easter Holidays with majority of cases having been recorded in one boarding school in Matebeleland South. HealthTimes Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Situation Reports (SITREPs), for the past three days, cases have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. As at April 7, 2021, 18 new Covid-19 cases were recorded before they jumped to 68 on April, 2021 and 95 new cases on April, 9…

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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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5 Pupils Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sacred Heart Girls High

FIVE students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High school in Bulawayo. Staff Reporter The announcement was made by the Headmistress, Mr Ludo Ncube through a statement that was addressed to the parents and guardians. On behalf of the school family, I would like to confirm five cases of COVID-19 all being pupils at our school. Tests for COVID-19 were administered at Esigodini Hospital after realizing that nine of our students had flu symptoms. We sent nine of them to the hospital, five of them tested positive…

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Universal Health Coverage Hangs In Limbo Due To COVID-19 Impact- CWGH

THE  COVID-19 pandemic has within a short space of reversed health gains that had been attained over a long period and could threaten the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Community Working Group on Health has said. By Michael Gwarisa In his World Health Day 2021 remarks, CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said the pandemic had worsened the already existing inequalities to accessing healthcare services and there was need for an escape plan that also favors vulnerable societal groups. The theme for this year is building a fairer,…

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Consider Door To Door Administration Of Vaccines For The Elderly And Those With Chronic Conditions

BEATNCDs, a local non profit organization advocating for the prioritization and inclusion of those with Chronic and Non Communicable Diseases  (NCDs) on the national health agenda has called on government and local authorities to make vaccines easily accessible for people with NCDs. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking to HealthTimes, BeatNCDs Director Jacob Ngwenya said some people living with Chronic ailments were bedridden and therefore cannot travel to institutions offering vaccinations, hence the need for a customized vaccine distribution plan for that specific group of people. People living with non communicable diseases (PLWNCDs)…

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COVID-19 Pushes Africa To Back Of The Queue In Accessing Essential Health Services Says WHO

THE prevailing COVIND-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities to accessing health care services for low and middle income countries with the biggest impact being felt in African countries, the World Health Organisation  (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has said. By Staff Reporter In her World Health Day 2021 address, Dr Moeti said African countries have been pushed to the back of the queue in terms of accessingCOVID–19 test kits, personal protective equipment as well as vaccines. This World Health Day, WHO is calling on everyone to participate…

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Zim Medical Aid Companies Should Embrace Telehealth Post COVID-19- AHFoZ

THERE was a general decline in contributions to medical aid companies as well as delays in processing claims during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period amidst indications that most players struggled to process claims as they still rely on obsolete manual systems. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a virtual dialogue, Association of Health Care Funders (AHFoZ) Chief Executive Officer Ms Shylet Sanyanga said Medical Aid players have to think outside the box and prepare for future emergencies and also ensure they continue offering services even in the presence of global a…

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