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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#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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PCD Donates ZW$387K Worth Of Chemotherapy Medicines

PHARMACEUTICAL and Chemical Distributors on Friday handed over a donation of chemotherapy drugs worth over ZWL$387 000 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals with some of the medication to be extended to Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. By Kudakwashe Pembere The intervention comes after CancerServe Trust solicited from companies to provide free medicines for cancer patients who have to cough up US$100 for chemotherapy. Cancerserve chairperson Dr Anna-Mary Nyakabau told HealthTimes the donation meant cancer patients would get the chemotherapy drugs for free. She said some patients were now selling belongings to…

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Parirenyatwa Hospital Gets Cervical Cancer Treatment Equipment

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals received cervical cancer screening equipment  from the Chinese Embassy for the ongoing third round of screening and treatment in conjunction with a Chinese hospital, Hunan Province Maternal and Child Hospital. By Kudakwashe Pembere First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who officiated the launch of this project thanked the Chinese Government for donating the equipment and expertise. I understand that last year, the project targeted 1000 women and was pleased to know that they exceeded their expectations. I hope this year they will again exceed the targeted number,” she…

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Come Get Your Testicles Scanned For Cancer Free of Charge

WESTEND Radiology  will on April, 26 2019 be conducting free testicular cancer screening services to men of all ages for free. The examination will include Scanning of testicles looking for masses or lumps. For bookings contact 0778200836 or 0242 702 516 or 0242 792137  or email westendradiology@gmail.com or visit the website http://www.westendradiology.co.zw

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Stanbic Donates US$20 000 For Chemo Drugs Procurement

STANBIC has extended a US$20 0000 donation to the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) which will go towards the purchase of chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients. By Michael Gwarisa The donation comes at a time Zimbabwe is facing foreign currency woes to purchase drugs for various ailments including cancer drugs. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Stanbic Bank board member, Mr Kingstone Kamba said the central bank had prioritised the issue of drugs purchases at this critical time. “According to the report from the association, our contribution from last year assisted…

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NAC Gears Up For Cancer/HIV Tournament

THE National Aids Council (NAC) says preparations for the second edition of the Cancer and HIV prevention cancer Golf Tournament to be held in the Harare from August 15 to 17 2018, were at an advanced stage. HealthTimes Speaking to healthtimes, NAC spokesperson, Tadiwa Pfupa said all was now in place for the tournament which is now in its second year running following the successful hosting of the inaugural edition which saw armatures and seasoned golfers taking turns on the field. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards raising funds…

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KidzCan Donates Family Lounge To Pari Pediatric Cancer Ward

IN a move set to boost moral and survival rate for child cancer patiants, pediatric  cancer focused Non Governmental Organisation, KidzCan has handed over a modernised family lounge to Parirenyatwa pediatric cancer Ward which will act as a haven for mothers whose children will be admitted. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the handover ceremony, Parirenyatwa Director Operations, Mr Edson Mundenda said the move by Kidzcan has come at a time when the need for a proper and comfortable waiting lounge was huge. “What you see here is just a glimpse…

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KidzCan Honors Childhood Cancer Survivors

KIDZCAN, a local organization which deals with childhood cancer cases in Zimbabwe has applaud childhood cancer survivors for their resilience in fighting cancer. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the launch Orange Week which marks celebrations for children living with cancer, Kidzcan Executive Director, Daniel Mckenzie said Kidzcan had over the years exhibited resilience in supporting children living with cancer. “As we stand in solidarity with international childhood cancer day, we acknowledge that childhood cancer in Zimbabwe as in the rest of low medium countries claims more lives. Statistics have shown…

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