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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CDC Intensifies Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment In Zimbabwe

THE Center for Diseases Control (CDC) has scaled up Cervical Cancer and treatment in Zimbabwe in a bid to reduce the high mortality and morbidity associated with the disease  in  Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa According to official statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Cervical Cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually and majority of affected women are women living with HIV. In its 2019 Annual report, CDC Zimbabwe 2019 said HIV remains an important risk factor for cervical cancer, with HIV-positive women 4-5 times more…

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Varume Vakurudzirwa Kuita Bonde Nekurasa Mbeu ka 21 Pamwedzi Kudzivirira Gomarara Reprostate

BAZI rinoona nezve utachiona hweGomarara mu Zimbabwe, Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) rakurudzira vanhurume kuti vaite bonde chaizvo kana kurasa mbeu kanokwana iko makumi maviri neimwe (21) kuita kudzoivirara hutachiona kwegomarara re Prostate (Prostate Cancer). Na Michael Gwarisa Vachitaura ivo pamusangano wevatori venhau wakarongwa ne Bazi Re zvehutachiona hwe HIV Muzimbabwe re National Aids Council (NAC) wakaitirwa ku Chinhoyi, Vanoona Nezvekufambiswa kwemashoko ku CAZ, Muzvare Priscilla Mangwiro vakati mutsvakurudzo dzakaitwa nanamazvikokota, zvinoratidza kuti kurasa mbeu kanokwana iko makumi maviri neimwe pamwedzi woga woga kunogona kuderedza mukana wekuti varume vabate hutaichaiona…

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NCD Alliance Launches New Civil Society Solidarity Fund In Response To COVID19

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TWENTY Civil Society Alliances from Africa, Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and Latin America will be awarded grants to accelerate the response to the coronavirus pandemic through the first Civil Society Solidarity Fund on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and COVID-19, which was announced today by the NCD Alliance during a high-level online event. HealthTimes Reporter Todd Harper, President of the NCD Alliance, said: “The coronavirus pandemic shows many intersections between COVID-19 and NCDs. People living with NCDs are more vulnerable to COVID-19, with a substantially higher risk of becoming severely ill or…

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Ministry receives chemotherapy drugs

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care received a donation of 50 vials of Cisplatin chemotherapy drug from MaishaHealthFund and CassavaSmartech in partnership with Cancerserve Zimbabwe. The medicines were handed over at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s Head Office in Harare yesterday. Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the Ministry, Acting Chief Director for Preventive Services Dr. Cremance Tshuma appreciated the donation saying that it will go a long way in helping the Ministry in the cancer treatment component where there have been financial challenges especially for common cancers…

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Ministry of Health to resuscitate the National Cancer Strategy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working on the cancer registry has revived the cancer registry snce the country had been operating without one. HealthTimes Reporter Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro called for the revival of that strategy and tasked the Acting Secretary for Health, Dr Gibson Mhlanga to ensure that the National Cancer Prevention and Control Strategy for Zimbabwe was put in place. “You mentioned Dr Nyakabau that the cancer strategy expired in 2018, Dr Mhlanga we want that…

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