Health & Community

Health & Community

Two die in scotch cart mishap

By Staff Reporter TWO people died in separate incidents after scotch carts they were using overturned and trapped them. Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the tragedy. He said a 15-year-old girl died after a scotch cart ran off the road and hit an anthill before overturning. The now deceased Farai Njangu of Village

Elephants attack shrine, kill congregant during night prayers

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Binga: A herd of elephants descended on a Binga Johanne Masowe Apostolic Church shrine and killed a female church member while also sending the rest of the worshippers scurrying in all directions. The worshippers were conducting night prayers in Siabua, Binga last week Friday. The now deceased Saria Muzamba, aged 77,

Nurses Turn Clinics Into Illegal Foreign Currency Trade Centres

By Anna Chibamu HARARE residents have accused city council health workers of neglecting their duties and turning clinics into illegal but lucrative foreign currency trading centres. The frustrated residents who have been failing to access adequate health services at public clinics have threatened to petition parliament over council’s failure to run its health facilities. This

Bulawayo CBD

Bulawayo Fails To Draw Water In CBD Amid Fears Of Buildings Collapse

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO has abundant aquifer water supplies under its sprawling Central Business District (CBD), but the authorities are failing to harness the precious liquid due to fears buildings will collapse. The city is experiencing an acute shortage of water which has resulted in authorities decommissioning three of its major water supply dams namely;

Locusts Outbreak A Threat To Zim’s 2020/2021 Farming Season – FAO

By Makanaka Masenyama ZIMBABWE’S 2020/2021 summer farming preparations could be under threat following the fast spread of the African migratory locust (AML) in Chiredzi district and parts of the Manicaland province. The warning was issued this week by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which added the outbreak could be a threat to food security

Patience Mkandawire, in green teaches Excel skills in a class in Nkayi District, Zimbabwe

Rural Girls Learn STEM Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Forbes PATIENCE Mkandawire, 27, grew up in Zimbabwe’s rural Nkayi District and has gone on to study IT and software engineering– now she is helping girls from Nkayi do the same and to get the education resources they need during Zimbabwe’s pandemic-induced school closures. Mkandawire says the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the vast digital

The donated equipment

ZADHR donate PPEs to United Bulawayo Hospital

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) Friday made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to United Bulawayo Hospitals to help the public health facility deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. ZADHR also donated test kits, drugs and medicine as well as medical sundries to the government owned hospital. UBH

Hwange man hangs self after wife leaves him

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: A 31-year-old Hwange man allegedly committed suicide by hanging after his wife left him. The body of Eton Sibanda of Kalisine village under Chief Nekatambe was found by his elder brother Garreth Sibanda hanging from a roof truss in his bedroom hut, seven days after he had indicated that he

UBH senior management receiving ventilators donated by the Chinese Embassy

UBH Resumes Treating Non-Covid-19 Patients

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has reverted to treating non-Covid-19 patients with immediate effect after it had stopped admitting the patients in order to concentrate on coronavirus cases from the city and surrounding areas, the hospital’s clinical director, Narcisius Dzvanga has confirmed. The hospital had stopped admitting non-Covid-19 patients early this month

Ecocash Sets $5 000 Cash Transaction Ceiling In Line With RBZ Directive

Xinhua MOBILE money platform EcoCash has complied with a directive from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) limiting daily transactions to a maximum 5,000 Zimbabwe dollars (ZWL, about 60 U.S. dollars), as the central bank presses ahead with efforts to kill the foreign exchange black market. The directive is contained in the central bank’s mid-term

Home Gardens Bloom Under Lockdown In Zim’s Townships

Xinhua AS PEOPLE  cut back on spending and become more conscious about healthy eating during the coronavirus pandemic, backyard gardens are sprouting up in Zimbabwe’s urban areas. When authorities imposed a Covid-19 lockdown to curtail the spread of the virus in March, Charity Terera-Musiyiwa from Chitungwiza, a township near Harare, found herself with spare time

Donated stock feed targets 4 500 cattle in Beitbridge District

By Alois Vinga A DONOR group has availed stock feed set to benefit up to 4 500 cattle in drought hit Beitbridge district. The programme being spearheaded by Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) PROGRESS which is supported by the Lands Ministry. Funders under the ZRBF include the European Union (EU), the Embassy of Sweden, the

Zimbabwe’s Crowded Cities Struggle To Defend Against Covid-19

Global Press Journal LETWIN Moleni and her two children live with two other families in Chitungwiza, a dense dormitory town outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. They have no running water and share a bathroom. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, social distancing and hand-washing sounded like quaint ideas. Zimbabwe instituted a national lockdown in an effort to

Minister July Moyo

Minister July Moyo Evicts Thousands Hwange Villagers For Town Growth

By Alois Vinga LOCAL Government Minister July Moyo has ordered thousands of villagers in Hwange rural to vacate the area before year-end to pave way for the expansion of the coal mining town. The minister made the order through a Statutory Instrument. The eviction notice targets villagers from Jembwe, Kasikili Jabula and Kanywambizi communal lands

Covid-19: Mutare Nurses Face Evictions

By Staff Reporter THERE is rampant stigmatisation and eviction of health workers from rented accommodation in Mutare by landlords as the spread of Covid-19 in the eastern border town increases. A situation report released this week by the City of Mutare narrates the grim picture faced by health workers who are at the forefront of

Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Govt warns hospitals demanding Covid-19 test records from new patients

By Idah Mhetu GOVERNMENT has warned all public and private hospitals refusing to admit patients who present without Covid-19 test results. In a statement, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said concerned health facilities were contravening the Public Health Act. Mutsvangwa said the National Taskforce has directed that all hospitals will admit patients without the pre-requirement of

Bodies decomposing at Marondera General Hospital

By Ndatenda Njanike ATLEAST 12 bodies lie unclaimed at Marondera General Hospital and are now reaching an advanced state of decomposition due to malfunctioning of mortuary refrigerators. The hospital has a carrying capacity of 27 bodies and only six refrigerators are fully functional while 21 are malfunctioning. Authorities are now considering pauper’s burial for the

Millions More Zimbabweans Face Hunger Amid Covid-19 Menace – WFP

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking more international donor support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from plunging deeper into hunger. The global Covid-19 pandemic, which has not spared Zimbabwe, has aggravated an already severe hunger crisis in the country. On Thursday, the WFP appealed for an additional US$250 million

Covid-19 Lockdown: Gender-Based Violence Cases Up By 70%

By Bulawayo Correspondent CASES of gender-based violence have increased across the country since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown measures in March this year, rising by 70% in the last four months. According to the Musasa Project, a total of 2 768 cases related to violence against women and girls have been recorded in Bulawayo