Chiredzi Council Disconnects Water At Funeral

MOURNERS attending the funeral of a four-year-old in Chiredzi were left stranded when Chiredzi Town Council employees disconnected water at the house, forcing mourners to resort to using water from unprotected water sources and exposing them to waterborne diseases. The funeral was being held at one of the 36 single quarters with 12 rooms each, which house over 100 families, including the visually-impaired and people living with disabilities that were given temporary shelter there by the council. Ward 4 councillor Liberty Macharaga said council employees made a grave mistake when…

‘Our Children Are Gasping’ – Senegal’s Toxic Air Battle

Two-year-old Thayi loves the aerosol therapy room at Senegal’s Albert Royer Children’s Hospital, where she gets to fall asleep on her mother’s lap, breathing deeply – something that is usually hard to do. The mask over her face pumps out medicine that soothes her asthmatic lungs, a condition worsened by air pollution. The hospital in the capital, Dakar, has a large unit dedicated to respiratory issues. Dr Idrissa Ba, who has been working there for 15 years, says the number of patients keeps growing and growing – something he thinks…

Marondera Hit By Water Crisis

By Nyasha Moses It has been over six years since Marondera had a serious water shortage. From the beginning of March, Marondera has had another turn in the supplies of tap water in almost every location but mostly in the high density suburbs in the developing town. The Municipality of Marondera has taken to the streets, raising alarm. The Municipality is making announcements in high density suburbs like Rusike, Rujeko and Yellow City. The Municipality is announcing that there is not going to be a supply of tap water with…

A Male Birth Control Pill Has Passed Human Safety Tests

A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily for a month, and it produced hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, according to researchers at two institutions testing the drug. The Phase 1 study results were presented on March 24 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Stephanie Page, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, jointly led the study with Christina Wang, a professor of medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. Study results…

HIV Cure found?

The cure for HIV has been invented and medically certified, the President of the United States of America Donald Trump has revealed. In a celebratory tone on Tuesday Trump said, “HIV Is Cured In 2nd Patient, Doctors Report. NY Times, Such great news for so many. Tremendous progress being made.” President Trump has been a proponent of cutting the budget allocated to fighting HIV and directing energies t5owards find a cure. At the 2017, Trump fired all members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), leaving the council empty…

Chiwenga, Doctors Showdown.2 Looms

Another showdown is looming between doctors and government as the Health ministry has not yet addressed doctors’ demands agreed in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which saw the medical practitioners ending their industrial action. In December the doctors embarked on a 40-day industrial action that ended in January this year, protesting the severe shortages of pharmaceutical drugs and equipment at public hospitals, among a host of other grievances. In a letter seen by the Daily News, addressed to the Health Service Board Health and Health minister Obadiah Moyo, the Zimbabwe…

UNICEF Provides Hearing Aids To Children

Chegutu, Zimbabwe, — Aclas Farasi, an eight year-old-boy born with a hearing impairment, tilts his head to the right and leans forward to comprehend the words being spoken by his father. He tries to join the conversation, but speaks in a muffled voice. He requires frequent repetition of questions before he speaks about a sad episode that almost claimed his life. In May, while on his way to school, he was hit by a car because he could not hear it coming. His right hand still needs physiotherapy four months…

Byo Declares War On Drug Dealers

BULAWAYO residents have declared war on illegal drug dealers and called on police to arrest all known dealers who are ruining lives of youths in the city. Residents and civic society groups in Bulawayo recently marched to known drug dealers’ houses in Entumbane and Mpopoma before marching to Entumbane Police Station where they demanded the arrest of the suspects. The drug lords are peddling BronCleer, Diazepam and marijuana, among other narcotics. “The drug dealers have reportedly been arrested, but in a few weeks they will be back on the streets.…

Cholera Outbreak Hits Mutoko

An 18-year-old Mutoko man has succumbed to cholera, with four others currently admitted as the country records a fresh outbreak of the medieval waterborne disease. Mashonaland East provincial Epidemiology and Disease Control officer Paul Matsvimbo confirmed the fresh outbreak yesterday and said government had since set up two treatment camps in the area. “I confirm the death of an 18-year-old male adult in the Rukanda area, about 15km from Mutoko Centre. We received a report of a suspected death by cholera from a village health worker. Our team then took…

40 to Undergo Cleft Lip, Palate Surgeries

SMILE Train, a United States-headquartered non-profit organisation, in partnership with Citimed Hospital in Chitungwiza, will next week conduct free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries and has so far signed up 40 children for the operation. Harare-based medical practitioner Silas Bere yesterday told reporters that Smile Train had been working with other local hospitals on similar projects. “It is an agreement between Smile Train and Zimbabwean hospitals and we are currently here at Citimed Hospital, targeting at least 40 people with either of the two deformities to receive the free…