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Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cholera is caused by the enterotoxin produced by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, which leads to profuse vomiting and watery diarrhea. A recent outbreak of cholera has occurred in two cities in // Zimbabwe causing seven deaths and more than 150 patients are infected with the bacteria in two districts of Chikomba and Chivhu in southeastern Zimbabwe. The Mortality rate of cholera infection is high...

Zimbabwe Faces Shortage Of AIDS Drugs

A Summary Report by Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune ....According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, HIV-positive Zimbabweans are having limited// access to antiretroviral drugs, owing to rising prices, dearth of foreign exchange to import drugs and President Robert Mugabe's drive on Urban Evictions. A report by the United Nations states that, hyperinflation in the last quarter has resulte...

Spread Of AIDS Is Reduced Greatly In Zimbabwe Due To Change In Behavior

Zimbabwe in Africa is a country worst hit by AIDS. But now after bringing in changes in their sexual behavior, by limiting the number of partners, delaying the initial sex // and using condoms have greatly reduced the number of people suffering from AIDS in that country. ....It was found that among women in the age group of 15-24 the prevalence of AIDS dropped by 49%. A 23% drop was witnessed a...

Zimbabweans Will Need To Cough Up More on Health Costs

A ruling that had forbidden any increase in the cost of private health care in Zimbabwe has now been lifted. This means, that private healthcare costs// could even double, adding to the problems already prevalent due to high inflation. ....Specialist fees and GP fees have almost gone up cent percent. Zimbabwe also heads the list of having the highest inflation in the world, a rise equivalent to 9...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

The U.N. Children's Fund is planning on launching a program to improve the care, health, education and nutrition of vulnerable children in Zimbabwe//, where one child dies of AIDS and another is orphaned every 20 minutes. ....In a statement Wednesday, UNICEF Britain has acknowledged the scale of the Aids catastrophe threatening Zimbabwe's children and has given UNICEF £22 million to help the chil...

Zimbabwe To Get £22-Million For Support Of AIDS/HIV Childre

Every twenty minutes, a child dies of HIV/AIDS and yet another is orphaned in Zimbabwe. In an attempt to change this pathetic condition //, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is planning to launch an ambitious programme to improve the health care, nutrition and education of these vulnerable children. ....A donation of £22-million from Britain has already been forwarded to the...

Incentives to stop Zimbabwe skills exodus

The Zimbabwe government has decided to spend US$2 million to curb a massive exodus of skilled workers like doctors, lawyers and nurses from the country.// ..This amount was allocated by the government as a part if a skills retention package. The state-controlled Herald was told by Washington Mbizvo, chairperson of a special government taskforce on skills retention, that improvement of conditions...

Fight against HIV taken up by Zimbabwe's Hairdressers

..Zimbabwean hairdressers are the latest to join the fight against HIV with their services of counseling and giving out condoms to their clients.// They have been recruited as part of an innovative program to reduce HIV infection, with a £20m grant from the British government. This donation is expected to aid in the funding of a five-year campaign to reduce new infections by increasing testing an...

200 Cattle Dead in Zimbabwe Due to Anthrax

Masvingo in Zimbabwe has witnessed the death of 200 cattle due to anthrax in the last two months. Wild buffaloes are thought to have spread the deadly disease to the cattle in the province. //.. ..The management of the disease took a beating due to severe shortage of vaccines. Infact, the Governor has stressed that procuring vaccines, should be the number one priority in the province; this is th...

Zimbabwe to Revive Human Organ Donation Programme

Zimbabwe could soon revive its human organ donation programme in a bid to keep up with global health technological developments.// ....Health and Child Welfare Deputy Minister Edwin Muguti said his government was working on resuscitating the programme. Because of its international scrutiny, Zimbabwe will craft strong legislative laws to guard it from abuse, the New Ziana paper reported. ....C...

Zimbabwe Receives 15m Dollars of AIDS Drugs from US

Zimbabwe on Thursday received 15 million dollars worth of anti-retroviral drugs from the United States government to bolster its fight against HIV and AIDS, officials announced . Under the deal, the United States will provide Zimbabwe with anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) for 40,000 people as well as HIV rapid test kits for three years. ......Health Minister David Parirenyatwa commended the donation...

Sanctions Imposed On Zimbabwe Can Threaten International Health Security

Zimbabwes Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr. David Parirenyatwa, says that the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West have severely compromised the country's health delivery system. ...Parirenyatwa is appealing to the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, to join the country in calling for the unconditional lifting of these sanctions. He calls the sanctions a...
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