Ngatikurukurei nezvegwirikwiti

Dr Grant Murewanhema

Gwirikwiti chirwere chinonyanyobata vana vadiki, chinokonzerwa nehutachiwana hwe measles virus uhwo hunopararira zvakanyanya nekuchimbidza. Na Chiremba Grant Murewanhema Hutachiwana uhwu hunowanikwa nekufema mhepo yakosorerwa nemunhu ane gwirikwiti, kana kuti nekubata nzvimbo dzinenge dzakosorerwa nemunhu ane chirwere ichi. Kutaura kuno nyika yeZimbabwe iri pakati pekurwisana nechirwere ichi chatobata vana vanokwana zviuru zvitanhatu nevanoraudzira uye chikatora upenyu hwevana vanosvika mazana manomwe. Dunhu reManicaland ndiro ranyanyobatwa nechirwere uye kurasikirwa nevana vakawanda. Chikonzero ndechekuti kudunhu iri kune vanhu vane uwandu vane chitendero chisingabvumidze kubayiwa kwenhomba. Panogona kunge paine vamwewo vana vakasarira kubayiwa nekuda kwematanho…

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Zimbabwe Measles Deaths Toll Nears 700…Community Deaths Constitute Largest Number of Deaths

A cumulative 698 Deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak with more than half of the deaths having been reported in Manicaland province. By Staff Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Measles Situation Report (SITREP), 172 New Cases and 13 Deaths were reported yesterday. “The deaths were reported from Mashonaland West (4), Matabeleland South (4), Midlands (4) and Chitungwiza (1). A cumulative total of 6 206 Cases, 4 440 Recoveries and 698 Deaths have been reported since the onset of the…

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Zimbabwe Launches Mass Drug Administration Against Blinding Tracoma

The Ministry of Health and Child Care working together with SightSavers, World Vision, Basilizwi Trust and WelthungerHilfe has launched a mass treatment / Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign for the treatment of trachoma disease which if left untreated causes blindness. Health Reporter A ten-day mass treatment campaign will run in the districts of Shamva, Bindura, Rushinga, Binga, Marondera, Nyanga, Mutasa and Gweru beginning on the 11th July of 2022 to the 20th of July 2022. The mass treatment for trachoma prevents children and adults from going needlessly blind. All people…

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Zimbabwe Gvt Approves Vaccination Of 16 Year Olds Against COVID-19

THE Zimbabwean government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), has approved the immunization of 16 to 17 years olds with the aim of accelerating the implementation of the national COVID-19 vaccination program. By Michael Gwarisa The developments also come in the midst of indications that the national vaccination coverage has reached 38% against a target of vaccination of at least 60% by 31 December, 2021. In a statement, Health and Child minister, Dr Constantino Chiwenga said the 16-17 years olds will only receive the SINOVAC vaccine. The…

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UK Govt Commits USD2, 1 million For Coronavirus Preparedness

THE United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Department for International Development is chipping in with £1, 7 million for the setting up of Zimbabwe’s Public Health Emergency Operation Centre as the country prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The equipment is worth USD2197156.50 and includes computers and protective clothing.  Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo giving his acceptance speech said this gesture showed how the British government is keen on supporting Zimbabwe’s health sector. We are very grateful to you the head of mission. This is exactly…

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JICA Improves Zim’s HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Skills

JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative Mr Shumon Yoshiara says the Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity  for HIV/AIDS response programs were a resounding success and has manged to compile data that will go a long way in answering HIV related question in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In Kadoma Speaking during the Final Workshop where data experts were presenti9ng their findings from the project, Mr  Yoshiara said the project which was birthed by bilateral relations between the government of Zimbabwe and Japan had gone a long way in building capacity…

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Health Ministry failing to service debts

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is reportedly failing to services its debts to various suppliers of goods and services dating back to as far as 2012, Parliament has heard. By Daniel Phiri The inability to service the debts is attributed to paltry releases by treasury and general poor funding of the health sector from the country’s national budget. In 2018, Ministry of Health had demanded about US$1.1billion but only got about US$408 million which was later increased to about US$520 following threats to sabotage budget by Parliament. Presenting…

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The Power Of Women Support Groups in Scaling Up Nutrition

By Michael Gwarisa recently in Shamva ZIMBABWE witnessed a surge in child malnutrition cases in the years 2015/16 owing to the Elnino induced drought which left millions of Zimbabweans from most parts of the country in need of food aid. According to information gathered by Save the Children Zimbabwe a Non- Governmental Organisation which deals with issues affecting children and their rights, cases of Severe Malnutrition were recorded over the past two years as a result of the droughts and extreme cases were documented in Binga, Chegutu, Kariba, Shamva and…

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Harare Now an Ancient City…As Harare Tops In Typhoid Cases

By Michael Gwarisa  THE city of Harare now resembles an ancient town as it lacks the characteristics and requisites of a modern day city due to poor planning and recurrent diarrheal diseases like Typhoid and Cholera which were most prominent during ancient times. Typhoid was first discovered in 1880 in New York City but is also believed to have existed around 430 BC in Greece where it almost wiped out a whole army. Briefing a Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Public Dialogue meeting on Recurrent Outbreak of Typhoid and…

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