Call To Raise Awareness On Neglected Tropical Diseases

HEALTH and Climate Change advocates and gurus are of the notion that awareness raising from as early as primary school ages on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is necessary to reduce their burden in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere With the nation launching the Zimbabwe School Health Policy in 2018, experts feel awareness is important so that people can prevent themselves from these NTDs. In separate interviews with these interested parties on the sidelines of Global Shapers Harare NTD Day Commemorations, it emerged that lack of awareness is derailing efforts made in…

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END Fund Launches Deworming Innovation Fund in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (January 30, 2020) -In recognition of the first-ever World NTD Day, the END Fund is bringing together private and public sector stakeholders to imagine a world free from diseases caused by parasitic worms that have held back human progress for millennia. Today, the END Fund announces its Audacious project – the Deworming Innovation Fund – in four strategic countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. In April 2019, The Audacious Project announced its support of the END Fund and seven other organizations. The Audacious Project is a collaborative funding…

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Mash West Health Workers Get Sleeping Sickness Control Training

THE Health and Child Care Ministry is currently training community health workers in Hurungwe and Kariba on how to manage sleeping sickness. By Kuda Pembere Amid indications of misdiagnosis of this condition also known as human African trypanomiasis, with technical support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the ministry found it necessary to bridge the knowledge gap. The training workshop which began on Monday ends on Friday. “We want to develop and capacitate human African trypanomiasis health facilities as well as strengthening the diagnosis and treatment of the disease at…

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Neglected Tropical Diseases Resurface in Modern Day Zimbabwe…55 Districts Under Siege

MAJORITY of Zimbabweans who grew up in communal areas or even those who were born in farming communities when Zimbabwe’s commercial farming was still at its peak should be familiar with diseases such as Bilharzia, worms and Trachoma. By Michael Gwarisa Owing to efforts from government and the donor community, steps to mitigate the spread of such diseases have been put in place trough interventions such as mass drug administrations, vaccinations, dispensing of oral tablets to get rid of gut worms, fumigating stagnant water ponds amongst a host of other…

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