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Covid-19: Zim’s adult rape crisis worsens
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Covid-19: Zim’s adult rape crisis worsens

The current Covid-19 crisis, to which authorities have responded with Lockdown measures, have led to an increase in incidence of adult rape in Zimbabwean homes. Review & Mail ‘s Tichaona Zindoga (TZ) spoke with Memory Kadau (MK) of the Adult Rape Clinic to understand the phenomenon. TZ:   What new information have you gained regarding Adult Rape...

UK barred from deporting HIV+ Zimbo
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UK barred from deporting HIV+ Zimbo

•Supreme court rules removing man with criminal record would breach human rights By The Guardian UK UK Home Office efforts to deport an HIV-positive Zimbabwean man because of his lengthy criminal record have been blocked after the supreme court ruled removing him would breach his human rights. Sending the 33-year-old man, identified only as AM,...

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China should invest more in health

Tatenda Chinyani Review & Mail Writer China has just completed the refurbishment of Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe’s biggest centre to isolate and treat the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which has already killed one in the Southern African country. Chinese help could not have come at a better time. There are fears that African countries, which...

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Perspective: Sadc should do more on Covid-19

*By Saviour Kasukuwere We are facing unprecedented time in Zimbabwe. Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect lungs and airways and cause secondary bacterial infections and septicaemia. Symptoms of COVID-19 are a cough, fever and shortness of breath. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that simple measures like washing hands often,...

Mixed reactions to nurses’ call to return to work
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Mixed reactions to nurses’ call to return to work

•Jobs welcome, but… By Review & Mail Writer The call by Zimbabwe’s Government to unemployed health workers to pick up jobs in the civil service amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, has met mixed responses. Up to a reported 4000 nurses are currently not working after Government froze recruitment of healthworkers as a cost contaiment measure....

Imminent water crisis to compound #Covid19
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Imminent water crisis to compound #Covid19

•Foreign chemical supplies under threat •Water capacity already at half Tichaona Zindoga Review & Mail Head of Content A mutually-pepertuating water and Covid-19 crisis could hit Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, as water shortages are likely to increase due to uncertain supplies of chemicals. The chemicals are imported from countries such as China, South Africa and Zambia,...

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Unpacking Zimbabwe’s Patients’ Charter

THE healthcare sector in Zimbabwe has many notable shortcomings in all aspects but there are issues that are not clearly understood by the public that accesses health care from all public institutions. Most recently there has been suspected cases of the dreadful Corona Virus (Covid-19) which is being closely monitored in Zimbabwe and the rest...

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Coronavirus: Battle against misinformation

Davison Kaiyo Review & Mail Writer In the absence of official information, misinformation thrives. In times of crisis this becomes a major challenge than the crisis itself. The mischievous among us can cease the opportunity and begin to peddle their own version of the truth and this can be a threat to public health and...

Coronavirus: Why SA’s confirmed case worries Zimbabwe
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Coronavirus: Why SA’s confirmed case worries Zimbabwe

Review & Mail Health Reporter The confirmation that a South African man tested positive of COVID-19 has been received with apprehension in Zimbabwe – not for an unexpected cause. South Africa is home to more than a million Zimbabweans seeking a fortune there with thousands more shuttling through the Beitbridge border post for various business...

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False information fuels fear during disease outbreaks: there is an antidote

Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media. Misinformation is rampant and conspiracy theories have added to the confusion. Examples include reports that the virus can kill a person in seconds, that Ghana has developed a successful vaccine and...

Insight into insulin storage methods
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Insight into insulin storage methods

Yemurai MachiroriReview & Mail ContributorPeople living with type one diabetes require insulin for survival, and many more people with type two diabetes also require daily insulin injections. Research states that insulin must have a predictable potency, otherwise unexpected and potentially dangerous blood glucose excursions can ensure.Insulin is temperature sensitive, increasing in degradation with rising temperatures....

Fight against Diabetes gives me hope
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Fight against Diabetes gives me hope

Yemurai Machirori Contributor As we commence a new year, we not only remember the milestones that have been achieved in previous years in the fight against diabetes. We also reflect on how much more can be done for people living with the condition, we reflect on what we can do as a country especially in...