Merck Foundation To Train More African Oncologists

HEALTHDAILY, HARARE—MERCK Foundation has opened a second round of its cancer treatment fellowship and masters degree studies to Zimbabweans. This is being coordinated in partnership with Africaan First Ladies is meant to improve cancer care through training for a Masters Degree alongaide a one, two and three year oncology fellowship. Zimbabwe is among the 26 African countries to be given this opportunity which will see 80 doctors from these nations getting trained. The philanthropic organisation said in a statement they continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and…

Are Security Personel Turned Environmental Health Technicians

THE Health and Child Care Minister last month announced that they will be engaging the services of Uniformed Forces to collect as much Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) samples of up to 1000 a day. An average of 350 samples are diagnosed for the disease daily with March 29 Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Situation Report announcing eight testing positive. Common duties of environmental health technicians include collecting samples of water, soil, waste and animal matter; transporting and documenting samples; verifying code and regulatory compliance; investigating complaints; preparing and maintaining records; and other duties as needed. This…

COVID-19 Can Be Beat By Revisiting The One Health Concept

FOR this world to revolve on its axis flawlessly without any glitches, it needs One Mind, a United Force, caring for it and nature within as God intended. The word care is similar to that of nurse, and tend. It took many generations to be reminded of the need to do as tasked in the beginning. Lest I digress further, what I am talking about is the One Health Concept. As we care or nurse or tend for human health so should we for the environment and animals. We all…

Dobba Don’s ‘Crystal Meth’ Video A Marketing Gimmick For His New Song

By Kudakwashe Pembere IT’S no secret that the local music industry is as cut throat as any on the globe. Artists have to be genuinely innovative in their marketing campaigns to acquire the fame or fortune desired. But in Zimbabwe, musicians are struggling to attain or maintain both. It would be amiss if I said I didn’t see this coming! I would really be lying. Three days ago, I posted on my facebook account that Dobba Don’s video was probably a marketing gimmick. That is no longer an assumption but…

Local Rapper TiGonzi In ICU

ZIM HIP HOP chanter TiGonzi is battling for his life in a local hospital intensive care unit after being stabbed on Monday night. By Tafadzwa Rusike Gondo and Kuda Pembere The Zvenyu hitmaker whose real name is Tinashe Gonzara was coming from a studio in the company of his manager. TiGonzi’s manager narrated the ordeal in an interview saying they were coming from the studio at 2 am when they got into a Honda Fit pretending to be public transport ferrying passengers to White House where he stays. According Mutize,…

Musicians On Power Of Positivity Over HIV/AIDS

By Kudakwashe Pembere HIV prevalence among youths can be attributed to a poor mindsets, poor prevention methods, drug abuse to mention but the few. Most youths end their lives and dreams prematurely owing to owing to poor attitudes towards life. Youths particularly in the high density areas blame the unemployment crisis in Zimbabwe for drug and alcohol abuse. Upon abusing toxic substances such as Crystal Meth, Marijuana, Antipsychotics, Cough Syrups to mention but the few expose them to HIV/AIDS as their sexual behavior will be out of control due .…

Mbeu On A Mission To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Afrofusion crooner Ashton Nyahora better known in  showbiz as Mbeu (the seed) has tasked himself to have performances aimed at raising awareness on mental health issues. Mbeu who serenaded the crowd at World Mental Health Day commemorations in Norton yesterday told Zimba Nice on the sidelines that he finds mental health disorders needing critical attention. “Mental health is a serious issue in our community with Norton being one of the hotspots with youth abusing drugs and other intoxicating substances.  Im happy several officials from Government and renowned NGOs alongside our…