Make First Aid Training Compulsory In All Zim Schools Urges Red Cross

EVERY child should at least have some basic first aid training or background so as to reduce unnecessary loss of life or serious injuries from salvageable situations, a top Red Cross Society official has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the 2021 World First Aid Day (WFAD) commemorations that were held at Red Cross High School in Harare, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) Secretary General, Mr Elias Hwenga said the Red Cross was committed to scaling up its first aid programmes to ensure every community across the country  is…

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Cyclone Idai Survivors Contract Parasitic Diseases

[dropcap]CYCLONE[/dropcap] Idai survivors have contracted parasitic diseases, raising fears of gut and gastrointestinal infections in affected areas. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was revealed by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo on Monday at an International Red Cross Community donation at National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) offices. “And I have already got some information from the Provincial Medical Director that we are now getting children affected by parasites. So we need medication to cure the children from parasites. Get them out of their body systems,” he said. The Minister leaded…

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