Category: Health

UPDATED: ED tours cholera treatment centres

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has this Tuesday toured the two cholera treatment centres in Harare – Glen View 1 Polyclinic and Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital. Speaking in Glen View at Tichagarika Shopping Centre, where there is a borehole believed to have been the source of the cholera bacteria, President Mnangagwa commended the corporate sector for responding to appeals to support the fight against the cholera outbreak. “Tawana vatsigiri vakawanda, vamwe makambani emuno…Va Strive Masiyiwa veEconet vakandifonera variku Ethioipia vakati tinehurombo nezvatirikunzwa vakaisa US$10 million…vakazotumira vamwe vavo ana Mboweni vachiunza rubatsiro. Tine UNICEF, MSF, nevamwe vakawanda varikubatsira. (We have received...

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GMAZ joins fight against cholera

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has joined other corporate bodies in complementing efforts to fight the cholera scourge, donating 200 000 liters of water to Glen View Polyclinic. In times like these, safe and clean portable water is a valued essential needed to ease the burden of continued spread of the water borne diseases. GMAZ general manager Ms Lynette Veremu said her organisation felt compelled to avail this critical resource to help curb the spreading of the cholera epidemic. “This is part of our corporate social responsibility that we should assist those in need through interventions in...

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First Lady extends hand in fight against cholera

The First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa through her Angel of Hope Foundation donated medical consumables and foodstuffs as all hands get on deck in the fight against cholera. Angel of Hope deputy board chair Mrs Chipo Mutasa said the First Lady was touched  by the plight of cholera patients and the ministry of health’s plea for assistance thus she quickly mobilised resources in the hope of assisting towards curbing the continued spread of the disease. The chairperson on the inter-ministerial committee on disaster preparedness Cde July Moyo said local authorities must immediately implement long term measures to ensure there...

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Zanu PF Youth League in cholera awareness

The Zanu PF Youth League has embarked on a social responsibility training programme to equip young people with requisite skills on how to keep communities and surrounding areas tidy. The initiative has come at an opportune time when Harare and some parts of the country has recorded a rise in cholera and typhoid cases. The youths drawn from Glen View and Budiriro volunteered to participate in the clean-up campaign programmes. Speaking to the ZBC News at the Glen View community hall where the training was held, Zanu PF Youth League deputy secretary, Cde Lewis Matutu said the cholera epidemic...

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ZAMLCS on drive to fight cholera

The Zimbabwe Association of Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists (ZAMLCS) Bulawayo Chapter has volunteered to offer their expertise to help the nation fight the cholera outbreak. In a media briefing, the Bulawayo City Council Health Services Deputy Director Dr Khulamuzi Nyathi revealed that they have welcomed the pledge from ZAMLCS as this will boost capacity of laboratory services in diagnosing the deadly pandemic. “We have been approached by an association of laboratory scientists who are going to boost laboratory manpower by volunteering their expertise especially in diagnosing cholera throughout this outbreak,” he said. An executive member of ZAMLCS Mr...

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