Save The Children Offers Psychosocial Support To Cyclone Idai Affected Children

SAVE The Children Zimbabwe is currently offering Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) to children in Cyclone Idai affected communities in a bid to empower children to overcome fear through building resilience as well as develop coping mechanisms. By Michael Gwarisa Through the use of a PSS toolkit called Singing to the lion’s by Dr Jonathan Brakash a Clinical psychologis, Save the Children has reached a total of 1463 children comprising of 777 girls and 686 boys with PSS activities that are implemented at two Child Friendly spaces they have set up…

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Post Cyclone Idai Depression Stalks Chimanimani

News chronic ailments cases recorded Both health workers and affected communities need psychosocial support FARAI Jochoma is by no doubt the most famous fast food dealer in Ngangu, Chimanimani. His makeshift food spot is a hive of activity throughout the day as foodies and local youths gather at his place to buy food or play a game of pool. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani His heavily built stature and ever laughing personality hides a story.  A story that is born out of pain, grief and loss of friends and…

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Bad Roads Induced Maternal Deaths Fears Rise Ahead of Rainy Season

EVEN though Memory Chimpinyi (26) from Skyline in Chimanimani gave birth to her baby a month before the Tropical Cyclone Idai disaster struck, the after effects of the storm are currently having a direct negative impact on her post-natal hospital visits. By Michael Gwarisa in Chimanimani Every month she visits Chimanimani Rural District Hospital which is located eight kilometers away from her home through a meandering road and rugged terrain. The dilapidated road and bridges which were washed away by the ferocious monsoon brings some inconceivable anxiety and trauma to…

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Gvt To Declare Missing Cyclone Idai Victims Dead

GOVERNMENT is in the process of declaring missing Cyclone Idai persons dead, amidst numerous futile efforts by government and rescue teams to locate the missing individuals’ whereabouts,  a government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani This was said by the Acting Provincial Development coordinator for Manicaland, Mr Edgars Seenza during the belated World Blood Donor Day commemorations at Biriri High School in Chimanimani. Let me extend my condolences to the people of Chimanimani for having gone through such a tragic time where several lives were lost and…

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Gvt Seeks To Maintain Blood Subsidy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working to boost domestic financial resources to complement the health levy in a bid to finance the free blood subsidy which was initiated by government in 2018. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani The development comes at the back of indications that the health levy has racked in not less than ZW$63 million since inception in 2017. Speaking at the belated World Blood Donor Day (WBD) 2019 commemorations in Chimanimani, Manicaland Provincial Medical Director (PMD), Dr Patron Mafaune said…

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‘Cyclone Idai Destroyed ARVs For Over 1 million People’

ABOUT 1 , 1 million people living with HIV were left stranded without access to antiretroviral medication in the Cyclone Idai distressed countries, a top United Nations official said on Monday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing the media, UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller said they were concerned about people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe living with HIV who lost their medication. “The imminent loss of antiretroviral medication to some 1, 1 million people is particularly alarming,” she said. She also bemoaned the…

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US Gvt Donates Additional US$600,000 To Cyclone Idai

THE United States Government’s (USG) has extended another US$600,000 towards Cyclone Idai, bringing the total amount of financial aid from America towards the disaster to US$3.1 Million, a USG official has confirmed. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing a discussion on Zimbabwe’s path to prosperity, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Brian Nichols said the American government was committed to assisting Zimbabwe through providing humanitarian assistance whenever the need arises. “The United States is continuing to support Zimbabwe in this difficult moment in the wake of Cyclone Idai. I would like to announce…

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CWGH Donates US$50k worth of goods to Cyclone Idai…Health Workers to benefit

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), has handed over US$50 000 worth of goods comprising of consumable and non-consumable items to the Cyclone Idai affected communities in Manicaland. By Michael Gwarisa A total of 100 households are set to benefit and these also include vulnerable members of society, healthcare workers and village or community health workers who were also affected by the cyclone. Speaking at the handover event, CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said health workers were being side-lined in most donations despite the fact they were also…

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Cyclone Idai Leaves 75 000 HIV Positive Women Vulnerable

A total number of 75 000 HIV positive women  from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawai were affected by the Cyclone Idai which left millions in need of humanitarian assistance. By Michael Gwarisa In a flooding scenario, most people loose valuables ranging from property, medicines, shelter clothing and food items. According to the March 2019 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  Sub-Regional Situation Report for Malawi  Mozambique and Zimbabwe,  nearly 3 million people have been affected by flooding, among them more than 600,000 women of reproductive age, 70,000 pregnant women and 75,000 women…

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Mozambique Buries 158 Zim Idai Victims…Gvt Dispatches Pathologists

GOVERNMENT will send a team of pathologists to assist in the recovery of the deceased believed to be buried in Mozambique after the Cyclone Idai, a Cabinet Minister said on Tuesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere About 158 Zimbabweans were buried in Mozambique in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai about three weeks ago. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa briefing journalists after the eleventh meeting of Cabinet in Harare said they were now in the process of recovering the dead following the rescue process. “The search and recovery…

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