West End Clinic acquires new ophthalmic equipment

West End Clinic has acquired an advanced diagnostic and surgical machine which will enhance the safety and efficiency of cataract removal procedures by surgeons at the institution. By Staff Reporter The clinic’s manager Pharoah Makarudze said the new CataRhex 3 Phaco machine will help surgeons carry out treatment procedures for cataract removals in a more efficient way that reduces costs and healing time for patients. We bought a new Phaco machine at a cost of more than US$32 000 as we step up efforts to upgrade our hospital equipment and…

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Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health On Course To Fully Deploy Paperless System By December 2023

Impilo, an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system which is currently being rolled out in Zimbabwe’s health facilities, is set to improve efficiency in the health sector through enhancing data collection, management, patients’  care as well as improving communication between health practitioners and patients. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in Kadoma during a Results Based Financing (RBF) model for healthcare media sensitization meeting, Dr Robert Gongora, the National EHR Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Child Care said their priority as is to accelerate the rollout/coverage and usage of electronic…

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Solar Energy Gives Zimbabwe’s Expanded Programme on Immunization Continuity

It’s an early Wednesday morning and Sister Marian Fadzi, the District Nursing Officer and her team at Mahusekwa District Hospital in Marondera are already preparing for a hectic day ahead where they intend to vaccinate children against Measles under the ongoing national measles vaccination drive. In a few days’ time, they will also commence a supplementary Polio vaccination programme at the Hospital as well as across all other 24 other health facilities in Marondera district. By Michael Gwarisa Despite the ongoing power outages due to prolonged load shedding schedules which…

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Cell Biotech Brings Precision Medicine To Zimbabwe’s Doorstep

Precision medicine, which is also frequently referred to as “personalised medicine,” is a rapidly expanding area of medicine that focuses on finding efficient ways to treat patients based on their genetic, environmental, and lifestyle characteristics. Precision medicine is therefore a place where science meets healthcare, thus ensuring quality care for every patient. While precision medicine continues to grow in the developed world, it has remained absent in the developing world, with Zimbabwe being no exception. Contrary to traditional medicine, which is still practiced in developing countries and some parts of…

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University of Mauritius Develops Breast Cancer Awareness App with Support from Oracle

Over 1,000 users benefit from cancer prevention service running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure   Oracle and the University of Mauritius(UoM) today announced the successful completion of a three-year skills development program that has trained over 1,000 UoM students in the latest cloud computing technologies. As part of the program the student entrepreneurs of Oracle Student Ambassador Club used Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle NoSQL Database technologies to successfully develop a mobile application for breast cancer awareness. This application and further innovation efforts of the student entrepreneurs will be supported…

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Marriage Perspectives With Loise Chingandu: For Newly Weds

EVER since lobola events became a public event, marriages seem to be on the increase. I admire the glitz and glamour that comes with these ceremonies but I am always sad when within weeks or a few months pots start flying, bags are packed end of the union before it has even started. My question when I see lobola parties is; Do these young people understand what marriage is? By Loise Chingandu It is a complex institution with a set of rules that you only know and understand when you…

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RELATIONSHIPS: Dating The Important Step For Young People

Adolescence is a time that comes with its own challenges for young people and their parents or guardians. The young people have to negotiate carefully through the potential `landmines` that can detonate anytime during the adolescent years! By Fadzayi Maposah It is important to note that the mistakes that young people make in their adolescence can affect their future and also leave scars. Adolescence should be treated with a lot caution! It is a time to be enjoyed and celebrated by the young people and their parents and guardians. In…

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Relationships : The Family (Part 1)

Relationships are the way which two or more people are connected. Young people are in many relationships. The relationships that young people have include family, friendships, dating and courtship. By Fadzayi Maposah Family is where young people start interaction with other people. Families come in various forms: the nuclear family made up of both parents, single parent families, child headed families and the extended family. These days the family is under a lot of reconstruction with many demands, strains and pressures upon it. The family, peers and the society play…

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Madzimai Akupedzwa Nzara Yebonde Ne Gym Ne Mabasa- Vana Mazvikokota

MUDZIMAI akagarisa  asina kunzi tokonyo zvinogona kuvhiringa zvakwanda. Zvino kunze kwaita dambudziko, madzimai akawanda haachafarire bonde nekuda kwezvikonzero zvakwanda mazuva ano. Umwe Mazvikokota pane tsvakurudzo dzakaitwa anoti iye madzimai akupedzwa simba kugym, huye nekuita mabasa akawanda zvinosangasira anoita kuti vanete pfungwa zvese nemuviri. Na Michael Gwarisa Tsvakurudzo yakaitwa ku United Kingdom ye National Survey of Sexual Attitudes inoratidza kuti vanhu havachafadzane pabonde sezvaiitwa chinyakare. Sarudzo idzi dzakaona kuti mugore ra 1990, murume nemukadzi vaigona kuita bonde kshanu pa mwedzi, mugore ra 2000, vadikani vaiita bonde kana (4 times) tozoti muna…

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Couples Who Sleep Naked Have A More Fulfilling Sexual Relationship

DO you sleep with your clothes on? Then it’s probably time you ditch those fabrics and start sleeping in your birthday suit. Sleeping naked as a couple could lead to a very healthy and intimate relationship between married couples according to scientific research. By Dr Love Ladies, especially African ladies come up with myths and stories to justify sleeping with their clothes on. “If I sleep naked, evil spirits will have sex with me in my sleep,” they say, while some believe that sleeping naked will allow air to enter…

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