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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Diabetic People Should Get Vaccinated Says Experts

DIABETES specialist and Health and Child Care Deputy Minister, Dr John Mangwiro has urged people with the diabetic condition to embrace vaccination so as to prevent COVID-19 infection as well as avoid critical illness and even death. By Patricia Mashiri His call comes as a response to growing concerns by people with diabetes and other chronic ailments on whether they should take up vaccination or not. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Mangwiro said people with diabetes can be vaccinated just as should any other persons with chronic diseases such…

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WORRYING NEWS: Only Half Of People Requiring Insulin Have Access To It 100 Years After Its Discovery

THE international medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomed the launch of the ‘Global Diabetes Compact’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) today and stressed the need to speed up the availability of more quality-assured sources of human insulin so that everyone in need can access this lifesaving medicine, especially people in low- and middle-income countries where the most people struggle to access insulin. Access to insulin is also critical in the context of COVID-19, considering that people with diabetes have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease. Insulin…

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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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Cancer Association of Zimbabwe Uses Women Month To Raise Cancer Awareness

THE Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) says it has dedicated their time during the Women’s month to raising awareness around cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases amongst citizens. By Patricia Mashiri In an interview with HealthTimes, Mr Lovemore Makurirofa, the CAZ Information Research and Evaluation Officer said they took up various cancer awareness activities in the women’s month including screening and raising awareness on both cervical and breast cancer. As you are aware that cervical cancer and breast cancer are the most cancers among female in Zimbabwe. Cervical cancer constitutes…

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Cancer Continues To Wreak Havoc In The Midst Of COVID-19- Health Minister

COVID-19 Overtakes Cancer as world leading cause of death THE prevailing COVID-19 pandemic should not come in the way of interventions to control other health issues such as Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) especially cancer whose casualty rate is still very high, health and child care minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. By Michael Gwarisa Addressing the World Cancer Day virtual commemorations, VP Chiwenga said even though recent data indicates that COVID-19 has overtaken cancer as the world’s leading cause of death, there was need for increased efforts to combat the…

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Maisha Health In Diabetes Awareness Campaign

MAISHA Health is offering free blood glucose measurements at selected sites across the country as part of World Diabetes Month commemorations. The Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe health tech unit said the awareness campaign was aimed at detecting early signs of diabetes. HealthTimes Reporter The chronic disease, which affects about 1,4 million people in the country, is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. Mr Maurice Newa, a senior Cassava Executive, said Maisha Health has invested in modern technology to combat the rising prevalence of…

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World Diabetes Day: Nurses Critical In Screening And Management Of Diabetes

TODAY, Zimbabwe and the international community observes the World Diabetes Day to raise awareness around the chronic illness. To mark this important day, the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Health and Child Care have provided a three-day screening campaign for Gweru residents, with the support from the Zimbabwe Diabetes Association and the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO Communications Department “This is a noble initiative that my whole community and I really appreciate and hoping this will be done more often. I cannot afford to pay for diabetes screening…

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#CancerTalkWithMichelle: Cancer Awareness In The Times Of A COVID-19 Pandemic

THE world over, focus has shifted towards managing, treating and preventing COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 has literally overshadowed other ailments including Cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Zimbabwe which is currently killing more people than  HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and COVID-19 combined. By Michelle Madzudzo However, a dearth of data, shortage of testing equipment, lack of proven treatments or vaccine  and the speed at which the coronavirus spreads has resulted in the virus being portrayed as a much bigger threat compared to all time ravenous cancers such as…

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Health Ministry Receives Essential NCDs Management Equipment From WHO

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has received a consignment of essential Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) medications and sundries from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in move set to intensify the fight against the increasing NCDs burden in the country. By Michael Gwarisa The donation of essential NCDs equipment also comes at a time the ministry of health and WHO are working on a new WHO NCD Risk Factor Survey. The last survey was done in 2005 which showed that the prevalence of hypertension in Zimbabwe was around 27%,…

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