The curious case of Cement Dust Pollution in Mabvuku: The healthcare cost and who is paying for it

By Dr Nyasha Manyeruke WHOSE fault is it? Compensation and reparations? The debate on healthcare and industrial, and air pollution is a global quagmire. Is the industrial industry at fault when it is concurrently spearheading economic growth and job creation? Are the people who continue to live in polluted air partly to blame for their own health circumstances. Clearly these questions have no binary answers (yes or no) because the problem itself is not binary. Studies have linked cement dust toxins to not only lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive…

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DEAF Zim Embarks On ART Defaulter Tracking Drive

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) has kick-started a community Anteretroviral Treatment (ART) defaulter tracking campaign aimed at reducing default rates and increasing uptake of the live saving drugs amongst people living with HIV. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Veronica Mwanza from Deaf Zimbabwe Trust said the project also has a a disability component where they folloup and offer support to people with various disabilities. We do what we call Defaulter tracking and psycho social support and adherence support to people living with HIV in selected areas that the project cover…

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Adult Rape Clinic Launches #72 Campaign For Rape Survivors

ADULT Rape Clinic on Friday launched a campaign to increase awareness on the importance of seeking medical services within 72 hours of sexual abuse among survivors of rape. Launched in Mabvuku, Harare, this initiative supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe saw a concerted concern of this dire need involving the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Victim Friendly Unit, Family Support Trust, Musasa Project, Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA), Childline Zimbabwe, among others. ARC co-director Ms Memory Kadau in an interview said their organisation could anytime soon rebrand to reflect their scope…

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TelOne Promotes Healthy Environment In Mabvuku

STATE-owned converged telecommunications company TelOne donated 100 litter bins and water tanks in Mabvuku on Thursday as part of their efforts to envision a clean healthy environment. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking on behalf of TelOne’s Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mutasa was Corporate Services Director Mr Hopewell Zinyau who said they have taken the program in 13 cities. “As some of you may already be aware, TelOne has defined Environmental management as a key thematic area for our corporate social investment programming. As such we have, since 2016 been involved in…

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