Health

  • Counselling via WhatsApp

    The world celebrated mental health day on the 10th of this month. Social media was awash with hashtags to do with acknowledging the importance of a healthy mind. A Zimbabwean registered NGO called Friendship Bench has been helping numerous Zimbabweans address mental health issues in a sustainable way. The Friendship Bench provides community based psychological interventions in a way that…

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  • THE GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTS MEASURES TO REDUCE MOTHER TO CHILD HIV TRANSMISSION 

    By Staff Reporter The government says it is aiming to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis by at least four percent in 2022. This was said in a progress review meeting of stakeholders in the fight against the dual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis recently. The Minister of Health and Child Care,…

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  • GOVERNMENT EXTENDS VACCINATION TO THE 12-15 AGE GROUP 

    By Staff Reporter As Zimbabwe continues its fight against COVID-19, vaccination has been extended to the 12 to 15 age group. Acting Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Dr Jorum Gumbo said this in a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare on Tuesday, adding that the move will prevent the spread of the pandemic in schools. Dr Gumbo said “As…

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  • DRUG PEDDLERS WILL ROT IN JAIL:GOVERNMENT 

    By Staff Reporter The government says it is working on giving stiffer penalties to drug peddlers, as it positions itself to uproot the scourge that has destroyed lives and has become a menace to society. According to a position presented by the  Inter-ministerial Taskforce on Drugs at the  National Youth  Day celebrations, organised syndicates pushing drugs among vulnerable youths and creating the atmosphere…

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  • ZIMBABWE’S PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY COMMENDED 

    By Staff Reporter Mozambican Minister of Health, Dr Armindo Tiago who was in Zimbabwe recently for a state visit said the pharmaceutical products being produced in Zimbabwe are impressive both in their quality and quantity. Dr Tiago together with Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Professor Amon Murwira and Deputy Health and Child Care Minister, Dr John Mangwiro, visited…

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  • VACCINE ROLL OUT FOR THE 16-17 AGE GROUP COMMENCES

    By Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the City of Harare rolled out the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the 16 to 17 age group in the capital today. Junior councillors are also playing their part to  rally  the 16 to 17 year age-group to embrace the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme which has been extended to the…

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  • SECOND REPUBLIC COMMENDED FOR ALLEVIATING THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN

    The Second Republic has been commended for working to alleviate the challenges that women face intheir day to day lives. Speaking during a symposium held against gender based violence which also saw the participation ofthe United Nations in Harare yesterday, representatives from women’s organisations said although thegirlchild still faces challenges, there has been a marked change of political will towards…

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  • ZIMBABWE TO MANUFACTURE ITS OWN VACCINES

    By Staff Reporter With COVID-19 continuing to wreak havoc globally, the latest being the Omicron strain which was first reported in South Africa, Zimbabwe has joined a host of nations that are manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines. The development has seen a local company  implementing the first phase of its vaccine trials. Infectious disease physician and vaccine immunologist Dr Tariro Makadzange said the…

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  • Teach males to accept the change females are going through: Stop GBV

    The world is taking 16 days to extensively talk against Gender Based Violence (GBV), these 16 days of activism run from 25 November to 10 December which is Human Rights Day. Involvement of men, who are usually the perpetrators, will radically transform the impact of GBV and contribute to stopping violence against women. Men in the old age were brought…

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  • HEALTH REFORMS BEARING FRUIT:ED

    By Staff Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the second republic’s health sector reforms have resulted in the country reaching its targets in combating HIV and AIDS. The President was addressing the nation to mark World Aids Day which is commemorated globally on the 1st of December every year. President Mnangagwa said his government is committed to finding means of empowering…

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