Health & Community

Health & Community

Silobela MP Fears Covid-19 Outbreak As District Runs Dry

By Staff Reporter SILOBELA MP Mthokhozisa Mpofu has expressed strong fears of a possible Covid-19 outbreak in his rural constituency due to severe water challenges currently being experienced. The situation is so dire in the area as most water points have dried up following successive droughts. The water crisis has equally affected both livestock and human beings hampering Covid-19 recommendations

Lockdown blues: Pregnant women in rural Mat North brave home deliveries

By Bulawayo Correspondent A LOT of pregnant women in rural Matabeleland North province have risked maternal deaths and other labour related health mishaps amid a reported increase in cases of home deliveries during the current Covid-19 national lockdown period. Government imposed a prolonged national lockdown against the spread of coronavirus late March with public transport

ECHO funded GOAL Zimbabwe nutrition programme targets 243,000 under-fives

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOAL Zimbabwe has partnered the Health and Child Care ministry in launching a lifesaving nutrition programme set to benefit a quarter of a million children under the age of five over the next 12 months. The Nutrition Emergency Response for Early Detection and Treatment (NERET) project funded by Echo will roll out

Chinese Medical Experts Visit 3 Provinces, Donate Supplies

Xinhua THE visiting team of Chinese medical experts has toured the country’s three provinces to share their experience with local medical staff who stand at the frontline to fight Covid-19 in the southern African country. The 12-member team, which arrived in Zimbabwe last Monday, comes from southern China’s Hunan Province. The team is made up

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

BBC Global health leaders are set to call for a review into the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Envoys from 194 of the World Health Organization’s member states will meet virtually on Monday and Tuesday for the 73rd assembly of the UN body. The coronavirus pandemic will take centre stage. Questions will be raised

NAC CEO Bernard Madzima

Obadiah Moyo Ordered To Steer Clear Of New NAC Board Operations

By Alois Vinga COMMUNITY Working Group on Health (CWGH) has urged Health Minister Obadiah Moyo to desist from unnecessarily interfering with the operations of the just appointed National Aids Council (NAC) board. The appointments of the new board members were announced by Moyo Wednesday. However, speaking to Thursday, CWGH director, Itai Rusike said the

MP Alum Mpofu

Mberengwa MP wants GMAZ to help starving villagers

By Staff Reporter MBERENGWA South MP, Alum Mpofu has called on the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) to intervene on the plight of starving villagers in his rural constituency. Mpofu told weekend he recently met with some businesspeople in his constituency to discuss possible ways in which the millers group could deliver subsidised

Zim Covid-19 cases rise to 25

By Mary Taruvinga The number of Covid-19 infections in Zimbabwe has risen to 25 after one returning resident tested positive on Saturday. The Health and Child Care ministry confirmed the latest Harare case in its daily update saying the patient has a history of travelling to Europe. “Today (Saturday) a total of 133 tests were

Some people turn to herbal medicine for virus without proof

AP With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them. This is most evident in India and China, densely populated countries with a deep history and tradition of touting such treatments, and where there’s sometimes limited access to conventional medicine. In India, where a

Nigerian doctor dies from coronavirus

Nigerian doctor dies from Covid-19

BBC A Nigerian doctor has died from Covid-19 after contracting coronavirus while managing an infected patient at his private clinic. The doctor was admitted to Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Monday and died on Wednesday, according to the hospital’s director Chris Bode. Bode said the doctor was brought to the hospital with severe symptoms. The

Persons on ART urge scrapping of user fees as lockdown whittles down incomes

By Staff Reporter Mutare: Groups championing the rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) in the eastern border city have called on local health centres to scrap user fees to allow access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) free of any hindrance during the current lockdown period. A survey conducted by this paper indicated that most clinics

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 cases rise to 17

By Robert Tapfumaneyi CONFIRMED Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe have risen to 17 after three more cases have been recorded in Bulawayo. This was confirmed by the country’s health ministry in its latest update on the pandemic on Monday. Case 15 is that of a 34-year-old woman who has no recent history of travel or known

HIV Positive, Pregnant Mothers Fail To Access Health Centres Due To Public Transport Ban

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PATIENTS on anti-retroviral drugs (ARV) and pregnant mothers in some districts of Zimbabwe are battling to reach their health centres following a government ban on public transport during the current 21-day lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. The decision has made community monitors worried that it will seriously affect access

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

On the brink | Zimbabwe’s battle to cope with Covid-19

Fin24 Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, countries across the globe have invested billions of dollars toward efforts to contain the virus, and ultimately find a cure. The budgets and spending are staggering, with some nations digging deep into their reserves to try and keep their economies and health sectors functioning. It’s been a different

Apostolic Sect Gives Church Members Ashes To Eat For Protection Against COVID-19

By Staff Reporter MARANGE: A local apostolic sect priest here has given his church followers ‘anointed’ ashes to consume as protection against possible COVID-19 infection. The ashes were collected after a Sabbath service which was held at the end of March in Marange. After the Sabbath gathering, church elders reportedly took ashes and prayed for

COVID-19: Kadoma Town Partners Business To Mobilise Resources For Isolation Centre

By Staff Reporter THE Kadoma Town Council has partnered the local business sector to mobilise resources for the mining town’s COVID-19 isolation centre in Ingezi as efforts to tame the coronavirus outbreak across the country intensify. Kadoma mayor, Action Nyamukondiwa told that the local authority had identified Ingezi Clinic as its COVID-19 isolation centre.