Zimbabwe Red Cross Holds NCDs Awareness Schools Competition

THE Zimbabwe Red Cross Society has successfully hosted the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Arts Festival with the aim of raising awareness and teaching children on the dangers of leading sedentary lifestyles and adopting dangerous habits that could lead to a high NCDs burden in the future. By Michael Gwarisa The competitions were in two phase with the provincial competitions having been held first followed by the national competitions for those who would have won the provincial competitions. There were five categories which saw pupils from various schools battling it out in…

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As The Third Wave Wreaks Havoc, Lets Act Responsibly To Reduce & Break Chains Of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

AFTER a period of relative stability from March to May 2021, Zimbabwe entered into the much dreaded third wave of the COVID-19 local epidemic. The current wave, which began at the beginning of June, has seen a substantial rise in the number of confirmed and hospitalised cases and fatalities over the past three weeks. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Reports of full or overwhelmed health facilities have started emerging, with increasing numbers of symptomatic people with severe to critical illness. Sadly, in the past seven days, we have also two medical…

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Mashonaland West Pregnant Women Told To Bring Own Fuel

THE current power crisis and ever-rising fuel costs bedevilling Zimbabwe has left pregnant women in Mashonaland West bearing the brunt of buying fuel themselves for use during childbirth. By Kudakwashe Pembere A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told HealthTimes that women were told to bring their own fuel by health workers in the province and this been happening for a while now. “Women in some health facilities in Mashonaland West are made to buy all sundries which they cannot afford and in some facilities are made to bring…

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HIV Prevalence Rates Declines In Mashonaland- NAC

Mashonaland West province has recorded a decline in the HIV prevalence rate and new incidences due to the scaling up of various prevention and treatment programmes. The Herald: Mashonaland West Bureau According to figures released by the National Aids Council (NAC) provincial office in Chinhoyi, about 138 981 adults and children were living with HIV in 2016, of which six percent were forecast to be children under the age of 14. The report also showed that the HIV prevalence rate of adults between the age of 15 and 49 had…

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