#BREAKING: Dr Mahomva Appointed COVID-19 Response Chief Coordinator…Gvt To Appoint New Perm Sec

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has redeployed Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva to the newly formed post of Chief Coordinator to the National Response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the office of the President and cabinet. By Michael Gwarisa In a press statement, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said Dr Mahomva’s appointment was in line with section 203 (1) (a) of the constitution of Zimbabwe amendment number (20) Act 2013. This post has been created after due consideration of the…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Gvt Allows Herbalist To Treat Covid19 Patients

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has given popular herbalist, Mr Kenneth Chivizhe the green light to run treatment on Covid19 patients. By Michael Gwarisa Health Secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva said the mentioned herbalist says his herbs can treat Covid-19 like symptoms and should be allowed to operate. “The government of Zimbabwe recognises the use of traditional medicines. To this end, a registered traditional medical practitioner (TMP) can prescribe or administer traditional medicines to his or her patients,” said Dr Mahomva. Read Dr Mahomva’s letter to Dr Chonzi 

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#BREAKING: Health Ministry Issues Coronavirus Travel Advice

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has issued an official warning statement to all travellers intending to visit the country in the wake of the prevailing Coronavirus (COVID-19). By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, health ministry permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva said the travel advice was a warning to to visitors who have been to countries with confirmed cases of the COVID-19. As part of its efforts to strengthen Zimbabwe’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 from affected countries, government hereby advises that as a country, we continue…

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Zim Receives 3rd Line ARVs For Children and Adolescents

JANSSEN Pharmaceutical Companies a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has donated a sizable quantity of Third-line Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to Zimbabwe as part of its efforts to address the huge ARV drug resistance burden prevalent in children and young people. By Michael Gwarisa Through a program dubbed the New Horizons Collaborative, an integrated approach to improving pediatric HIV care, a total of 5000 children from the SADC region are set to benefit. Through the program, Janseen provides Darunavir and Etravirine, including child friendly formulations, free of charge to eligible countries…

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