Youth Aspire Partners Youth Council To Facilitate Formalization Of Businesses For Young People

YOUTH Aspire Development Trust (YADT), an organization that promotes youths rights and sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR), through capacity building, advocacy and community mobilization has partnered with Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC) with the aim of capacitating young people around business formalization skills. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during  the training of the trainers session of youths in Chitungwiza, Joseph Mhasvi a Research and Documentation Officer with ZYC said they have been since last year, 2020 been assisting youths to formalize their businesses. This came after we realized that many youth businesses…

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Medical Investments Limited opens “The Avenues Clinic Laboratory”

Medical Investments Limited (MIL) has introduced a new strategic business unit, The Avenues Clinic Laboratory. The laboratory has been strategically set up to complement all the services offered under the MIL portfolio as well as to support healthcare services at large. The laboratory is headed by our General Manager, Lerato Natasha Sebata – a qualified Clinical Scientist with extensive experience in Medical Microbiology.   The aim of the laboratory is to offer expediency in treatment through timely diagnostic turnaround times and reliable clinical results. Deliberately set up in the upper Avenues…

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MSF Clinical Trial Reports That New Shorter Treatment Regimen Cured 89% Of Patients With Rifampin-Resistant TB

ON the 2nd day of  the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health (WCOLH) researchers presented data from a   study  that used  genome sequencing to effectively predict strains of tuberculosis susceptible to antibiotics that were likely to develop  drug resistance. By Michael Gwarisa The researchers looked at drug susceptible bacteria and aimed to identify mutations that would increase the probability of a bacteria becoming resistant in the future. The mutations confer “pre-resistance”. Monitoring these mutations could prevent the amplification of drug resistance in the population by targeting those bacteria more…

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Football champion Didier Drogba appointed WHO Ambassador for Sports and Health

FOOTBALL  legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. HealthTimes Reporter Mr Drogba, well known for his football career at Chelsea and as a two-time African Footballer of the Year (2006 and 2009), has a long track record of participating in various health campaigns such as healthy lifestyles, anti-malaria and HIV…

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“Realizing the right to reproductive health and the future starts with sexual education

“I am 18 years old, and I am already thinking about getting married. In our area, girls get married early. I’m afraid that with my positive HIV status I won’t be able to find a boyfriend, which means I won’t have a family,” said Sayora Akmatova (not her real name), a participant of a training on sexuality education for adolescents living with HIV, held in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. More than 60 young people living with HIV and their parents from different regions of Kyrgyzstan recently participated in a series of trainings for…

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Manana Hospital Appeals For Assistance To Restore Destroyed Roof

MANANA Hospital, the only referral hospital in Gwanda South is appealing for financial assistance to the tune of US$40000  to have its roof which was blown away by heavy winds repaired. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter, the hospital’s secretariat and board said they were seeking donations in cash and in kind towards refurbishment of the Hospital which had its roof blown away away on October, 3 2021. “Manama Mission Hospital is the only major referral hospital in Gwanda South and is under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ). According…

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Gvt Reviewing Vehicles Loan Scheme Rates For Healthcare Workers

AS part of efforts to retain skilled healthcare professionals, government has announced that a raft of measures including a subsidized vehicle loan scheme were in the pipeline. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing, Information minister, Senorita Monica Mutsvangwa said government was focusing on accelerating the provision of non-monetary benefits to health workers as a short to medium-term measure to stem the brain drain observed in the health sector. Accordingly, completion of the model flats to be constructed for health professionals across the country’s provinces is…

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Time To Treat Mental Health As An Emergency Of National Concern

OVER the past few days, Zimbabwe was gripped with horrendous tales of how one Thubelithe Khoshow (26), a businessman based in Kwekwe went on a rampage, murdering six people and injuring five others on October, 9 2021. A police report revealed that when Thubelithe became mentally disturbed and acted violently, he was taken to a church’s shrine by her aunt for prayers. By Patricia Mashiri Unfortunately for his family, they found it noble to take Thubelithe to a shrine instead of a mental health facility or health institution for that…

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New study casts doubt on the way in which tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted

Results from the first fingerstick blood test to meet WHO standards for TB released The virtual 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health (WCOLH) opened today by announcing three major scientific developments that will potentially impact the global response to tuberculosis (TB), the world´s second biggest infectious disease killer behind COVID-19. The event takes place against the backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine inequity, with the pandemic continuing to impact the delivery of TB services in many low- and middle-income countries. COVID-19 and TB are today the world´s two leading infectious…

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United States Approves $213.2 million to Support HIV Response in Zimbabwe

MORE than 1.2 million Zimbabweans living with HIV will continue receiving lifesaving treatment and health services enabling them to lead long and healthy lives, and thousands of health care workers will continue carrying out their critical work under the latest country plan approved by the United States. Congress approved $213.2 million for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2021 country plan for Zimbabwe, reflecting strong coordination between the United States and key partners, including the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and civil…

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