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At least 33 people have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus in the past week, 24 of which have since passed away, the health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said.

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Mnangagwa, cabinet ministers vaccinated http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/17/mnangagwa-cabinet-ministers-vaccinated/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/17/mnangagwa-cabinet-ministers-vaccinated/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:34:58 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195695 Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo administers a cholera vaccine to President Mnangagwa, while principal nursing officer Sister Phelomena Chitando looks on at Munhumutapa Cabinet Room in Harare yesterday. - (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

President Mnangagwa and his Cabinet ministers were yesterday vaccinated against cholera in a move tailored to ensure the nation accepts vaccination as a way of preventing the spread of the water-borne disease.

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DRC identifies ‘second wave’ of Ebola in east http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/drc-identifies-second-wave-of-ebola-in-east/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/drc-identifies-second-wave-of-ebola-in-east/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:13:25 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195480

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said on Saturday.

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Harare Mayor vows to tame cholera http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/harare-mayor-vows-to-tame-cholera/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/harare-mayor-vows-to-tame-cholera/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:16:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195402 Herbert Gomba

Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba has urged city officials to channel more resources in addressing the key drivers of the cholera outbreak especially water and sanitation issues in order to transform the lives of ratepayers.

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Cholera claims 5 in Buhera http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/cholera-claims-5-in-buhera/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/15/cholera-claims-5-in-buhera/#comments Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:47:53 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195374 Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo (right) stresses a point to Bulawayo City Council director of Engineering Services Engineer Simela Dube while the Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube (second right) looks on during a tour of Burombo Flats in Bulawayo on Friday. — Picture by Eliah Saushoma

Five people from Buhera died recently from the cholera outbreak putting the national death toll at 54, a Cabinet minister has said. The majority of the deceased were mainly from Harare’s Glen View and Budiriro suburbs.

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Hopewell Chin’ono: World Mental Health Day is a reminder of our broken economic and political system http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/10/hopewell-chinono-world-mental-health-day-is-a-reminder-of-our-broken-economic-and-political-system/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/10/hopewell-chinono-world-mental-health-day-is-a-reminder-of-our-broken-economic-and-political-system/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:20:37 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194684 Hopewell Chin'ono

By Hopewell Chin’ono

I met Winnie Ndoro through a friend in 2017 when I was looking for people to participate in a mental health documentary film, which I went on to make and called it State of Mind.

State of Mind is launching today in Harare at Ster Kinekor cinemas in Harare at Sam Levy Village and today is the World Health Mental Day.

Winnie is a bipolar patient but she has managed to have the condition under control through the usage of medical drugs.

She is a single mother with a beautiful daughter who at times makes sure that her mother has taken her medication.

Winnie is a trained sonographer and is very good at her job such that her former boss and the owner of Baines Imaging, Dr Naik, told me that he was happy to keep her job at Baines Imaging each time she had a relapse.

Today Winnie who is now a friend called to tell me that her local pharmacy won’t take her medical aid card anymore and that it won’t take the Bond Note currency either as a form of payment.

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‘No birth control pills shortage’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/08/no-birth-control-pills-shortage/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/08/no-birth-control-pills-shortage/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:39:16 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194464 A crowd gathers for a community meeting about family planning in Ghana.

The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council has allayed fears that Mashonaland West province has run out of contraceptives urging women in need to visit their nearest health centres to collect their birth control pills.

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Zimbabweans sell poo to travellers trying to escape cholera testing http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/08/zimbabweans-sell-poo-to-travellers-trying-to-escape-cholera-testing/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/08/zimbabweans-sell-poo-to-travellers-trying-to-escape-cholera-testing/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:56:40 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194448 A nurse takes care of a cholera patient during a visit of Zimbabwe Minister of Health, at the cholera treatment centre of the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital, in Harare, on September 11, 2018. At least 18 people have died over the past week in the Zimbabwe capital Harare and scores fallen ill after a cholera and typhoid outbreak in some areas, authorities said on September 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

Zambia has resorted to giving Zimbabweans laxatives in a bid to test them for cholera before they can enter the country, but Zim vendors appear to have found a way of offering travellers an enterprising yet not very sanitary solution – selling cholera-free poo, DispatchLive has reported.

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Pharmacies reject medical aid cards http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/07/pharmacies-reject-medical-aid-cards/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/07/pharmacies-reject-medical-aid-cards/#comments Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:34:49 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194364 Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) executive director Calvin Fambirai

Most pharmacies in the country are refusing to issue drugs to patients on medical insurance, the main doctors’ association said yesterday, leaving thousands to pay cash.Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) executive director Calvin Fambirai said the economic downturn has resulted in pharmacies rejecting some medical aid cards in the purchase of drugs.

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21 tonnes removed from sewage plant daily: Council http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/21-tonnes-removed-from-sewage-plant-daily-council/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/21-tonnes-removed-from-sewage-plant-daily-council/#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:32:35 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194257

An average of 21 tonnes of sand is being removed daily from Firle Sewage Treatment Plant in Harare, a situation that has greatly contributed to increased blockages and contamination of water sources, Harare City Council acting director for water Engineer Mabhena Moyo has said.

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Over 2,5m more cholera vaccines expected http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/over-25m-more-cholera-vaccines-expected/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/over-25m-more-cholera-vaccines-expected/#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2018 10:35:20 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194235 Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo

Over 2,5 million more doses of cholera vaccines are expected in the country, with the first batch set to be delivered tomorrow.This was said by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo while fielding questions in the Senate on Thursday.

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Mental hospital runs out of drugs http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/mental-hospital-runs-out-of-drugs/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/06/mental-hospital-runs-out-of-drugs/#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:08:16 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=194210 Ingutsheni Central Hospital

Ingutsheni Central Hospital in Bulawayo has run out of essential drugs, increasing the risk of staff and nurses being attacked by violent patients.In an interview, Ingutsheni Central Hospital Clinical Director, Dr Wellington Ranga, said the hospital was facing a critical shortage of essential drugs,

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Second Brit dies after ‘Brazilian butt lift’ surgery http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/04/second-brit-dies-after-brazilian-butt-lift-surgery/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/04/second-brit-dies-after-brazilian-butt-lift-surgery/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 05:29:48 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=193657

A second British woman has died from "Brazilian butt lift" surgery, the BBC has learned, as fresh warnings come over the risks.

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21 out of 22 Kariba boreholes condemned http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/04/21-out-of-22-kariba-boreholes-condemned/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/04/21-out-of-22-kariba-boreholes-condemned/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:59:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=193614

Children in the Negande area of Nyaminyami, Kariba, are suffering from widespread teeth discolouration and decay owing to high mineral content in the water they drink.This has resulted in at least 21 of 22 boreholes in the area being condemned after tests showed that the high mineral content was detrimental to the health of villagers.

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Woman relives the horror of trying to be a ‘yellow bone’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/02/woman-relives-the-horror-of-trying-to-be-a-yellow-bone/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/02/woman-relives-the-horror-of-trying-to-be-a-yellow-bone/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:11:39 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=193319 Some of the devastating effects of skin bleaching in this wire picture

“I STRUGGLED to conceive and finally gave birth to a dark skinned baby. The doctor told me that my skin was too thin to be stitched. I had no option but to tell my husband that I had bleached it,” said *Mrs Sandra Jones as she narrated her skin bleaching experience.

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