Health & Community

Health & Community

Dr Mamvura

Misconceptions on Kunatira (Steaming)

By Dr. Fanuel Mamvura As the term implies this is just inhalation of steam. It steamed out of a poor understanding of how the Covid virus enters the human body. Science literature informed us that the Covid-19 Virus is weakened or destroyed by temperatures above 60 degrees. This is the same temperature you are expected

Twelve Unclaimed Bodies Face Pauper’s Burial

By Mary Taruvinga TWELVE unclaimed bodies at Parirenyatwa hospital are facing the pauper’s burial after lying in the mortuary for half a year. The hospital has given an ultimatum of 21 days for the relatives to claim the bodies or they will be buried by the state. The deceased  are Blessing Sithole, Trust Nyamuzvezve, 30,

Mutare Repairs 516 Street Lights, 11 Tower Lights

By Kenneth Matimaire THE City of Mutare (CoM) has repaired 516 street lights and 11 tower lights as the eastern border city embarks on an exercise to restore its public lighting system. The development is meant to promote night tourism as well as improve the safety of residents and stakeholders at night. Theft and housebreak-in

Govt Has No Duty To Citizens Right To Shelter: Supreme Court

By Staff Reporter THE Supreme Court has ruled the reference to citizens’ right to shelter in the country’s Constitution was “essentially hortatory in nature”, operating merely as a reminder to the government in formulating policy. Given housing is a major issue in Zimbabwe, this judgment will impact how human rights lawyers handle cases arising from

EFF Urges Zimbabweans Not To Use Contraceptives

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Zimbabwe has discouraged Zimbabweans not to use contraceptives, saying the country needs more people to fully harness its abundance as well as underutilised resources. In an interview with New Tuesday, the party’s president Innocent Ndibali said the country‘s current population of + 15 million is far

“People Forced To Produce HIV Status Proof At Police Road Blocks”

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZNNP+ said continuous access to HIV prevention and treatment services must always be assured especially during this lockdown period as this draw back the gains in fighting the spread of HIV virus. Tonderai Mwareka a programme officer with ZNNP+ also said that the national lockdown has also impacted on people living with

15 000 Mbare Residents To Benefit From $3 Million Uplift/Simudza Projects

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOAL Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Childline and Musasa, and with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched UPLIFT/SIMUDZA, a 12-month, US$3,3 million project to assist over 15,000 people with cash assistance for six months and provide support to children and women impacted by protection related issues in

Vic Falls Pupil Seeks Assistance for Rare Gum Disease

Matabeleland North Correspondent A HIGH school pupil in Victoria Falls is appealing for help to treat a rare gum disease that has left his face swollen. Kwanele Mathe (17) is an orphan under the care of his elder sister Nokukhanya Mathe (27) in Chinotimba and is doing Form Four at Mosi-oa-Tunya High. Kwanele said the condition,

Govt To Train 2m In Pfumvudza/Intwasa

By Staff Reporter THE government is working on training train nearly 2 million farmers in conservation agriculture and 1 million farmers have already been trained in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Foundations for Farming (FfF) and have been training government extension staff to implement the Pfumvudza concept — which comprises CA

Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni

Bulawayo Council To Employ 400 Workers

By Bulawayo Correspondent GOVERNMENT has granted the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) permission to employ 400 employees in a move set to improve service delivery in the country’s second capital. BCC requested for permission from the Local Government ministry to employ 1 341 workers over a four-year period citing severe human resources challenges which were crippling

Teachers Cash-In On Private Online Lessons As Covid Keeps Schools Closed

By Own Correspondent MOST primary and secondary school teachers are cashing in on the prolonged closure of schools through conducting lucrative online classes, it has emerged. The recent spike in new Covid-19 infections, and deaths has forced the government to postpone the reopening of schools as a way of controlling the raging pandemic. Formal face-to-face

Pride Dzirutsa

Kadoma Woman Empowered Through Pig Farming

Pig Site ARMED with little capital, but much drive to improve her and her siblings’ lives, Pride Dzirutsa, a 30-year-old Zimbabwean decided to empower herself through a free-ranging pig rearing project on a farm she inherited in 2017. Situated in Kadoma, 142 km southwest of Harare, the once virgin 100-hectare property is now home to

Winnet Zhamini, centre, flanked by her sisters Dudzai, left, and Fela. Their father was from Malawi, and their mother died without arranging their documents

‘We Cannot Vote, Get Jobs’: Plight Of 300 000 Citizens Without IDs

The Guardian AT 45, Philimon Mashava has never had a bank account or a phone in his name. He has never had a birth certificate and, without documents, Mashava’s stateless existence has meant him missing out on school and countless job opportunities, as employers want some form of identification. Being locked out of citizenship in

Smallholder farmers inspect their green leafy vegetables in Musvanhi community garden in Bikita

How Churches Are Empowering Communities To Beat Climate Change Effects

Euro News ON A sweltering afternoon, Angela Ruvando fetches water from a pit using a bucket and waters her leafy green vegetables in a community garden in Muchenga Village, Bikita. She is just 300 kilometres south of Zimbabwe’s thriving capital, Harare. In this arid, sparsely populated part of Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, the sun scorches while

Billy Rautenbach

Billy Rautenbach’s Green Fuel Destroys Chipinge Villagers’ Crops

By Staff Reporter GREEN FUEL security guards armed with guns and dogs Thursday morning moved in to provide security as the company destroyed crops and structures owned by over 1 000 households in Chinyamukwakwa village, Chipinge. The destruction is meant to pave way for the controversial ethanol producing company as it prepares land for its

ZCTU head of legal, education and gender department Fiona Magaya

Zim Drags Feet In Ratifying ILO’s Sexual Harassment Convention

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE is dragging its feet in ratifying the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention 190 on Violence and Sexual Harassment, a top official in the labour movement has revealed. The scourge of sexual harassment which includes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favours and comments, jokes, and acts in exchange for favors

Meikles chair John Moxon

Meikles Foundation Donates US$300 000 For New Child Cancer Home

By Alois Vinga LISTED conglomerate, Meikles Limited’s Foundation, has donated US$300 000 towards the construction of a children’s home which will cater for disadvantaged children suffering from cancer. Presenting the group’s financial performance recently, Meikles Limited chairperson John Moxon said the business concern had adopted a raft of humanitarian projects. “The climax of Meikles Foundation’s

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

National Census Set For April 2022: Mthuli Ncube

By Stephen Tsamba THE fifth population census in Zimbabwe after its independence in 1980, will be conducted in April next year, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has announced. The process which precedes the delineation exercise of constituencies ahead of harmonised elections in 2023 will commence on 21 and end on 30 April. Ncube said this at