Hope For Children With Hydrocephalus In Zimbabwe

THE joys of expectant parents are shuttered upon hearing these words, “Your child has a bigger head than any normal child and you have to go through a caesarian section to give birth.’’ What! a big head? What could have caused the head to grow big, is it a normal child then, is it natural or spiritual, is it…? There are some of the unanswered questions, which go through the minds of heavily pregnant women. Own Correspondent Hydrocephalus is a very popular disease but seems to be wreaking havoc in…

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Zimbabwe Only Has Two Paediatric Cardiologists

ZIMBABWE is in dire need of specialist care for children with congenital heart diseases amidst indications that the country only has  two specialist paediatric cardiologists, this paper has learnt. By HealthTimes Correspondent These revelations were made by the Brave Little Hearts in Zimbabwe (BHLZ),  a local support network that advocates for better health care for children with heart diseases.  Speaking to HealthTimes, BHLZ founder and executive director Ms Tendai Moyo said there were only two specialist cardiologists for children with one in the public health service and another in the…

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How Tragedy Birthed Mpilo Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit

A Cardiac ward for children experiencing heart related complications was recently launched at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo, marking the beginning of a journey that will see the country reducing morbidity and mortality in children due to cardiac health conditions. By Michael Gwarisa The Cardiac ward at Mpilo was established by an organization called the Brave Little Hearts in Zimbabwe (BLHZ) that was founded by a young woman, Tendai Moyo. However, many might not know the story behind the birth of Brave Little hearts an organization that saw the pediatric…

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Jet Donates Towards Alleviating Childhood Cancer

JET  Stores, a subsidiary of Edgars Stores Limited has handed over ZWL400 000 to KidzCan towards the management of childhood cancer. Staff Reporter The organization also rallied its customers to buy KidzCan branded masks in commemoration of Orange Month, and cancer tees with donations being channelled to KidzCan. Speaking on the donation, Edgars Group Spokesperson, Ms Rumbie Dzimba said,”KidzCan is one of Jet`s main CSI partners since 2019. Annually the Jet brand donates in the form of financial aid to assist in the fight against Kids cancer and also aid…

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Local NGO Champions Fight Against Child Ritual Killings

MWANACHIPO Africa Trust, a local Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has initiated the Stop Child Sacrifice: 777 campaign  in an effort to curb the surgeing ritual kills that have been on the increase of late. By Patricia Mashiri The campaign is in remembrance of Tapiwa Makore (7) of Murehwa who was brutally murdered and decapitated by his uncle and also Delan and Melissa Benza of Mutasa both aged 7 who were also murdered with information pointing to their uncle. In an interview with HealthTimes, Heaven Munyuki the Executive Board Chairman of…

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Zim Rape Law Not Protecting Minors Against Sexual Predators

CIVIL Society Organizations have come out guns blazing against High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi who recently granted a 26-year-old sex worker Precious Teya bail after ruling that the 13-year-old boy whom she had engaged in transactional sex with was actually a willing participant. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Padare/Ekundleni Men’s Forum Programs Officer Jonathan Memory said the   law should be applied without any prejudice and both the girl and boy child should be treated equally at law. There are issues that are there with this bail…

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Zim Applauded For Honoring The Rights and Welfare of Children

THE Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) has commended the government of Zimbabwe for coming up with a number of policies that serve the interests and aspirations of children in line with the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. By Michael Gwarisa The Charter of the Rights and Welfare of Children is a treaty and instrument that the government of Zimbabwe also ratified in 1990. In an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of a conference to mark the celebrations of the 30th…

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WHO To Host Conference to Discuss Strategies To End Preventable Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths By 2030

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) will tomorrow be hosting a webinar to launch the 2025 Every Newborn Coverage Targets and Milestones, plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by the year 2030, According to the WHO, global actions now will determine the course of maternal and newborn health for the next decade and the health and lives of future generations. Essential health services, including high-quality maternal and newborn health care must be sustained and further strengthened to withstand shocks like COVID-19, in order to protect the lives and health…

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#BREAKING: Some Of The Children Who Were Taken From Mt Hampden Shelter By Police Are Living With HIV & Might Have Missed Today’s Dosage ARVs

AT least three children from the 46  who were whisked away by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the social welfare team yesterday from a home in Mt Hampden to a yet to be identified location in Kadoma, are living with HIV and are feared to have missed their Antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Voice of Kiri Madamombe Activist Mubatiranwa Trust  Click Here To Listen To Interview    

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COVID-19 could reverse gains made for African children, warns Save the Children

THE COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse progress made for children in Africa by years or even decades, with economic aftershocks risking to push an additional 33 million children into poverty, according to Save the Children. With malaria levels projected to rise to levels of some 20 years ago, an estimated 265 million younger children out of school because of COVID-19 and the virus added to the factors driving food insecurity, the pandemic is expected to have a long term impact on children, despite early decisive action taken by many African…

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