Category: Health

Zim hosts DOCAS Day in Odzi

Zimbabwe hosted the District Outreach for Care and Support (DOCAS) Day in Odzi this Friday to celebrate the lives of people living with duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) as well as mobilising resources to support people living with the rare condition. DOCAS ambassador Tanya Mushohwe who organised the DOCAS Day celebrations bringing to the fore the need to assist people living with the rare condition said it is everyone’s responsibility and the day is one of the important events that help celebrate life in its totality. Mount Olive Muscular Dystrophy Centre chief executive officer, Reverend Togara Mapingire said the absence of a national fund to support people living with the rare condition is affecting efforts to extend their life span. He called for more support saying activities such as research and clinical tests as well as employing key important staff such as nurses and rehabilitation officers are part of key priorities among other support initiatives. Meanwhile, it was a sad day for DOCAS as one of the children who was part of  the pioneer beneficiaries of the Mount Olive Muscular Dystrophy Centre passed on at the age of 16 making it clear that the country needs to take seriously support for people living with DMD to help increase their average life span. Ephraige and Naume Gwizo who have three children with the condition and parents of the deceased said the...

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Zimbabweans urged not to panic over flu bug

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is advising  people not to panic over claims of a deadly flu bug saying there is no link between avian flu and the flue like symptoms that some people are experiencing which are a mutation of the flu virus that responds to medication. Director of epidemiology and disease control at the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira said extra care is however needed for vulnerable members of society that include children and the elderly. Some people who have contracted the sever flue are complaining of severe coughing and headache...

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Local club conducts awareness campaigns on STDs

Due to the increase of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Boys to Men Club is conducting awareness campaigns in the streets of Chitungwiza. Boys to Men Club representative, Jason Kwaramba said that they thought it wise to conduct the campaigns since many youths are now back from school. The group was formed in 2005 with the main aim to educate fellow youths about diseases, and empowerment. Seeing the creative way the campaign was conducted the passersby who paid attention appreciated the initiative and the idea since many people are being affected. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) also referred to as STDs...

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Chasiyatende Clinic complete

At least 10 000 villagers  from Chivi, are set to benefit from the construction of Chasiyatende Clinic. The clinic was constructed by members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) as part of the defence forces community assistance projects Villagers from Chasiyatende area in Chivi have had to bear the brunt of traveling at least 15 km to access medical health care in neighbouring villages. Health care services will now be at their door steps following the completion of Chasiyatende Clinic. The ZNA provided the artisans to build the health care facility while a non-governmental organisation, Vision Trust provided funding....

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Harare Hospital receives blankets

A local financial institution Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has donated 400 blankets worth US$7000 to Harare Central Hospital children’s ward as it lives up to its promise of reaching out to the needy. Harare Central Hospital is a national and highest level referral centre which caters for patients from far and wide. It is a busy health facility which attends to patients from most city clinics, private hospitals and district and provincial hospitals covering a radius of 200km. “This Thursday (today), the hospital received 400 blankets from a local financial institution worth US$7000 and the blankets will go a long...

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