MacKenzie Scott invests in the Deworming Innovation Fund

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MACKENZIE Scott, philanthropist and novelist, recently announced that she will be supporting the work of select global organizations driving transformational social change. By Michael Gwarisa This update comes a year after her Giving Pledge commitment, where she made it known that she will be giving the majority of her wealth back to the society that helped generate it. She is supporting organizations including the END Fund, a global health organization working to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Specifically, she is investing in the Deworming Innovation Fund – a six-year Audacious…

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Blow For Pregnant Women: As Pare Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Suspend Services After Several Colleagues Test Positive For COVID-19

SENIOR Resident Medical Officers (SRMOS) doing Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Parirenyatwa Hospital have indicated that they won’t be able to continue offering services following indications that majority of Obstetricians and Gynecologists operating in the maternity wards have tested positive for the COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa In a communication Parirenyatwa Hospital Clinical Director Dr Maunganide and Dr Mhlanga the head of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecobgy, the doctors said continuing with their duties was tantamount to a death sentence as majority of their colleagues in the maternity wards had either tested positive…

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26 ZANU PF HQ Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

ZANU-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity and Party Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Chinamasa has confirmed that 26 ZANU PF employees have tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, Mr Chinamsa said the affected have since been quarantined in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements. In compliance with the WHO protocols requiring institutions and individuals to be tested for COVID-19, ZANU PF directed that its staff members working at the Headquarters be tested for COVID-19. “The total number of personnel who underwent mandatory testing on 28 July 2020…

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“COVID-19 Haitapurirwe Nekupihwa Ropa Muchipatara”-NBSZ

Hakuna mukana wekuti utachiona uhwu hungawanikwe muropa raungagamuchire kubva kuNBSZ” MUSABATIRE hana mumaoko muchizeza kuti zvino shuramatongo yatekeshera pasi rese yeCoronavirus yemhando yeCOVID-19, haiwanikwe yakahwanda muropa rinopiwa varwere vanoda ropa here? Iyi inhau iri pamiromo pevanhu vazhinji. Woti dambudziko rekuda kuwedzerwa ropa nekuda kwenjodzi, kana icho chakupa ronda chati nhunzi dzikudye here, wanikwe ropa racho rinendereka, zvinozofamba sei? NaCatherine Murombedzi Aiwa, zorodzai henyu pfungwa, izvi hazviitike, sangano guru rehomwe yeropa, iro rinoferefeta ropa  zvakare, reNational Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) rakazivisa. COVID-19 yakasiyana neutachiona hweHIV. HIV inorarama uye inogara nekukura muropa…

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‘No USD Salary, No Work,’ Nurses Dig-In Despite VP Chiwenga’s Appointment As Health Minister

ZIMBABWEAN nurses who downed tools 48 days ago have indicated that their position has not changed despite the recent appointment of retired army general and Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga as the new minister of health and child care. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) said they welcomed the appointment of Vice President Chiwenga as the new health minister but would only return to work after their demands have been met. Today marks 48 days since we withdrew our labour. As ZINA, we welcome the appointees to…

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Zim COVID-19 Recoveries Increase By 95%

THE number is people recovering from the COVID-19 disease in Zimbabwe has been on an upward trend over the past few days, a government minister has announced. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists this morning, Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said even though the country is experiancing a surge in local transmissions, the number of recoveries was encouraging. The cumulative rapid screening and PCR tests conducted as of 3 August, 2020 are 137 808 (73 174 RDT and 64 634PCR). The country has recorded a cumulative four…

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#BREAKING: Vice President Chiwenga Appointed Minister of Health

VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has been appointed the minister of health and Child Care with immediate effect. By Michael Gwarisa This was confirmed by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda this afternoon. “In terms of Section 99 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013, His Excellency the President Cde Emerson Mnanaggwa has appointed Hon Vice Presindet Dr C D Chiwenga as Minitser of Health,” said Dr Sibanda. He added that the decision was arrived after after noting the urgent need to stabilise, restructure…

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MP Mnangagwa Goes Public About COVID-19 Status To Break Stigma

HARARE South Member of Parliament (MP), Honorable Tongai Mafidi Mnangagwa has tested positive for COVID-19 and he wants the world to know. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes in  a brief conversation, Hon Mnangagwa said he wanted to raise awareness on the disease and break the stigma and discrimination around it. “Let’s remove the stigma around it and show people you can make it, Let’s demystify the disease,” said Hon Mnangagwa. “I have tested positive for coronavirus disease Co-vid 19 and I am appealing to everyone who has been in…

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Don’t Self Medicate Against COVID-19- Zim Pharmacists Warn

PATIENTS managing COVID-19 from home should stay in contact with medical practitioners and health workers regarding treatment options to avoid drug overdose or poisoning from excessive intake of medicines and concoctions, the Retail Pharmacists Association (RPA) has warned. By Michael Gwarisa According to the organization, people must not self-medicate at home without getting medical advice from a doctor when feeling unwell as this would result in complicated health conditions. As your pharmacists, we are highly advising that people should not take these prescription medicines without a valid prescription from the…

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Misika Yemuriwo Nembatya Yorura Ne COVID-19

MUTSVAKURUDZO dzakaitwa nevari kuona nezve denda re COVID-19 munyika ye Zimbabwe, ve COVID-19 taskforce, zvinoratidza kuti nzvimbo dzekutengeserana ndimo muri kutapurianwa chirerwe che COVID-19 zvakanyanya mumaguta  makuru e Harare ne Bulawayo. Na Michael Gwarisa Vachitaura mu tsamba kuvatapi venhau, gurukuota rinoona nezvekufambiswa kwemashoko, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa vati ivo vanhu vakawanda havazi ketevedza zvakatemwa ne bazi re World Health Organisation (WHO) kuti vadzivirire chirwere che COVID-19 munyika. “Pane tsvakurudzo irikuitwa yekutarisa nzvimbo dziri kutsviriridza ne COVID-19 munyika yese. Nzvimbo dziri kutariswa dzinosangasnisira misika yemiriwo muguta re Harare ne Bulawayo. Zvakaonekwa kuti…

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