Diabetic People Should Get Vaccinated Says Experts

DIABETES specialist and Health and Child Care Deputy Minister, Dr John Mangwiro has urged people with the diabetic condition to embrace vaccination so as to prevent COVID-19 infection as well as avoid critical illness and even death. By Patricia Mashiri His call comes as a response to growing concerns by people with diabetes and other chronic ailments on whether they should take up vaccination or not. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Mangwiro said people with diabetes can be vaccinated just as should any other persons with chronic diseases such…

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Zimbabwe Receives 2 Million More Vaccine Dosses From China

A total  2 million more doses of the Sinovac vaccine have arrived from China. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking soon after arrival of vaccines, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube said over 4 Million doses of vaccines have been received in the country every since the Vaccination program commenced in February this year.  The latest batch signifies our commitment to order more vaccines for the benefit of the nation,” said Minister Ncube. The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr John Mangwiro said, ” We are aware about…

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Zimbabwe Launches Private Sector COVID-19 Vaccination Program

A Private Sector COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, an initiative to assist Government in its mass vaccination drive, has been launched in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The program will assist in halting the rapid spread of COVID-19 by achieving herd immunity through having at least 60% of the population vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Zimbabwe’s Private Sector COVID-19 Vaccination initiative, the vaccines were acquired through government and will be dispensed through Cimas clinics countrywide. Officiating at launch of the Private Sector COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Health and Child Care Deputy Ministry, Dr John Mangwiro…

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Extensive Vaccination Set For Vic Falls

GOVERNMENT has announced plans for a widespread vaccination exercise in the country’s tourism capital, Victoria Falls in a move that is set to ensure  a safe tourist destination. Staff Reporter Victoria Falls has a population of 109,660 and  is currently the country’s biggest tourism hub. Dr John Mangwiro, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care who was on a tour of health facilities in Victoria falls disclosed government’s plan that a total of 70 000 doses were set aside for the exercise to be launched on Wednesday. The vaccination…

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ZNNP+ Launches Five Year Strategic Plan To Enhance Communities Response To HIV

THE Zimbabwe National Network for People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) has launched a strategic plan which is set to guide their work as well as intensify communities capacity to respond to HIV at community level. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the strategic plan launch event which also coincided with the annual Candlelight Memorial to honor those who lost their lives due to HIV, deputy minister in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr John Mangwiro said the ZNNP+ strategy would help accelerate government’s plans to boost local production…

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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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