Zimbabwe’s Migration At Record High…As 900,000 Of Thousands Leave The Country

EMIGRATION in Zimbabwe is currently at its peak, with indications that the country witnessed a sharp increase in the number of emigrants between 2020 and 2021 largely for employment reasons. By Michael Gwarisa Preliminary findings from the 2022 National Housing and Population Census (HPC) indicate that the most emigrants from Zimbabwe were based in the Southern African region and in particular South Africa with 773,246 and Botswana with 47,928. For overseas countries, the United Kingdom had 23,166 emigrants. The number of emigrants was increasing since the 1980’s. There was a…

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City of Harare/Nanotech Ink Water Chemicals Deal

Council is set to save up to US$300 000 per month through using an alternative water chemical to be produced at Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Works. HCC Comms The City signed a deal with Nanotech Solutions which will see the two partners using modern technology to produce water chemicals locally. Speaking during a Special Council meeting held at Town House recently, acting finance director Mr Godfrey Kusangaya said financing the Nanotech Solutions deal for alternative water chemicals will save the City more than US$300 000 per month. Once we start…

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Government must intensify measles awareness and vaccination campaigns

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has urged the government to intensify measles vaccination and awareness campaigns to prevent further deaths as the highly contagious disease continues to claim lives  countrywide. By Staff Reporter In a statement, CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said, “…the worrying statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) indicate that since the measles outbreak in Mutasa district in Manicaland province last month about 700 people, mainly from the religious sects that do not believe in vaccination, have succumbed to the disease.…

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Number of COVID-19 orphans nears 150,000 in South Africa

UNICEF South Africa calls for a whole of society response to protect, nurture and care for the most vulnerable children. PRETORIA, 05 September 2022 – COVID-19 associated deaths have left nearly 150,000 children as orphans, according to latest data modelling from Imperial College London, as part of the Global Reference Group for Children Affected by COVID-19: Joint Estimates and Action. That number rises to 207,400 when including children who have lost their primary or secondary caregiver, such as a grandparent. The tragic figures reiterate the importance of a holistic and…

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UNICEF is concerned about the impact of measles outbreak

UNICEF is deeply concerned with the numbers of cases and deaths among children due to a measles outbreak in Zimbabwe. By Dr. Tajudeen Oyewale, UNICEF Representative in Zimbabwe On 10 April 2022, Mutasa District in Manicaland Province was the first district to report a measles outbreak.  According to the latest data shared by the Government of Zimbabwe through the weekly Disease Surveillance System, a total of 6034 suspected cases, 4266 recoveries and 685 deaths have so far been recorded since the onset of the outbreak. Manicaland Province has the highest…

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WHO Urges Previously Vaccinated Children below 5 Years To Get Measles Vaccines

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, Dr Alex Gasasira has advised parents to take their children for vaccination regardless of their previous vaccination status. By Catherine Murombedzi The call comes in the midst of a raging Measles outbreak that since claimed 698 lives and infected a cumulative total of 6 291 Cases, while 4 459 have recovered. Speaking in a telephone interview, Dr Gasasira said children between 6 months to under 5 years should be vaccinated irrespective of prior vaccination status. “We urge parents and guardians to bring all…

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Ngatikurukurei nezvegwirikwiti

Dr Grant Murewanhema

Gwirikwiti chirwere chinonyanyobata vana vadiki, chinokonzerwa nehutachiwana hwe measles virus uhwo hunopararira zvakanyanya nekuchimbidza. Na Chiremba Grant Murewanhema Hutachiwana uhwu hunowanikwa nekufema mhepo yakosorerwa nemunhu ane gwirikwiti, kana kuti nekubata nzvimbo dzinenge dzakosorerwa nemunhu ane chirwere ichi. Kutaura kuno nyika yeZimbabwe iri pakati pekurwisana nechirwere ichi chatobata vana vanokwana zviuru zvitanhatu nevanoraudzira uye chikatora upenyu hwevana vanosvika mazana manomwe. Dunhu reManicaland ndiro ranyanyobatwa nechirwere uye kurasikirwa nevana vakawanda. Chikonzero ndechekuti kudunhu iri kune vanhu vane uwandu vane chitendero chisingabvumidze kubayiwa kwenhomba. Panogona kunge paine vamwewo vana vakasarira kubayiwa nekuda kwematanho…

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What’s next for Zimbabwe’s collapsing health system?

Health systems are, at their core, meant to promote, restore or maintain health. Their objective is to improve the length and quality of citizens’ life from the cradle to the grave. Health is therefore a fundamental human right. This was very clear to the different healthcare delivery administrators and practitioners in Zimbabwe for the last 42 years. But something happened along the way and Zimbabwe is now at the bottom of the pile. By Norman Nyazema During my tenure, from 1998 to 2002, as the director of the Institute of…

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Zimbabwe Measles Deaths Toll Nears 700…Community Deaths Constitute Largest Number of Deaths

A cumulative 698 Deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak with more than half of the deaths having been reported in Manicaland province. By Staff Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Measles Situation Report (SITREP), 172 New Cases and 13 Deaths were reported yesterday. “The deaths were reported from Mashonaland West (4), Matabeleland South (4), Midlands (4) and Chitungwiza (1). A cumulative total of 6 206 Cases, 4 440 Recoveries and 698 Deaths have been reported since the onset of the…

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Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Offering Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening At Agric Show

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) is offering free screening for cervical and breast cancer throughout this year’s Agricultural show running from 29 August to 3 September. By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe has a high burden of cervical cancer. According to the Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry, this cancer leads among malignancies in women, and constitutes 33.2% of the cancer burden in this population. Cervical cancer despite its potential preventability and curability,  remains the most common cancer in Zimbabwe and  is responsible for most…

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