Health – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:42:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Health – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Gweru typhoid death toll rises to 7 http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/gweru-typhoid-death-toll-rises-to-7/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/gweru-typhoid-death-toll-rises-to-7/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:43:16 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187110

The death toll due to the typhoid outbreak in Gweru has risen to seven, with fresh cases being suspected in Ascot and Mtapa high-density suburbs.

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41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials ‘worried’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/41-deaths-from-ebola-in-congo-health-officials-worried/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/41-deaths-from-ebola-in-congo-health-officials-worried/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:05:14 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187080

Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO said yesterday. Of those cases, 30 have been confirmed and 27 are probable cases.

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289m-damages-in-roundup-cancer-trial/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289m-damages-in-roundup-cancer-trial/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 12:39:17 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186650

Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

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Gweru typhoid death toll rises http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/gweru-typhoid-death-toll-rises/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/gweru-typhoid-death-toll-rises/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:06:38 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186484

The typhoid death toll in Gweru has risen to five amid reports that more than 350 residents who contracted the water-borne disease have been treated.

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Over 50 percent of prostitutes HIV+ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/23/over-50-percent-of-prostitutes-hiv/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/23/over-50-percent-of-prostitutes-hiv/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:07:18 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=184234 Man dumps wife, moves in with maid

More than half of commercial sex workers in the country are HIV positive, UNAIDS has revealed in a report. According to the 2018 report released on Thursday, the country has 45 000 sex workers who have a HIV prevalence of 56.2 percent.

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Amputation that destroyed family’s dreams http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/22/amputation-that-destroyed-familys-dreams/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/22/amputation-that-destroyed-familys-dreams/#respond Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:09:44 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=184063 In July 26, 1993, around 8am, Benson Chiuzenze was walking to the fields with his younger brother when he stepped on a landmine.

In July 26, 1993, around 8am, Benson Chiuzenze was walking to the fields with his younger brother when he stepped on a landmine.

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‘Dangerous complacency’ to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/20/dangerous-complacency-to-global-hiv-epidemic-risks-resurgence/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/20/dangerous-complacency-to-global-hiv-epidemic-risks-resurgence/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:56:03 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=183715

A "dangerous complacency" in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness.

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Rotten pies land Bakers Inn in court http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/19/rotten-pies-land-bakers-inn-in-court/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/19/rotten-pies-land-bakers-inn-in-court/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:08:24 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=183583

Masvingo City Council has taken Bakers Inn to court for selling meat pies with micro-organism unfit for human consumption. Emmanuel Katsvamutima, a sales marketing manager at the fast food outlet, appeared in court on behalf of the company yesterday.

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Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams ‘proudly’ seeking mental health help http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/18/destinys-childs-michelle-williams-proudly-seeking-mental-health-help/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/18/destinys-childs-michelle-williams-proudly-seeking-mental-health-help/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:28:25 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=183477 Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she has "sought help" for the good of her mental health. The 37-year-old has previously spoken about being depressed and "suicidal".

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Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/16/govt-explains-shortage-of-hospitals-in-matabeleland/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/16/govt-explains-shortage-of-hospitals-in-matabeleland/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:19:20 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=183234

The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabeleland provinces.

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Think twice before bleaching your skin http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/13/think-twice-before-bleaching-your-skin/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/13/think-twice-before-bleaching-your-skin/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:45:39 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=182787 Vice President Constantino Chiwenga

This week we revisit the skin lightening substances, to answer inquiries that have been coming in on the subject.

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Ditch ARVS, HIV-positive man instructs family. . . Claims ancestors told him to resort to ‘wonder’ drugs http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/13/ditch-arvs-hiv-positive-man-instructs-family-claims-ancestors-told-him-to-resort-to-wonder-drugs/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/13/ditch-arvs-hiv-positive-man-instructs-family-claims-ancestors-told-him-to-resort-to-wonder-drugs/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:10:50 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=182779

While other people see HIV and Aids as a curse and something one should be ashamed of, a man from New Lobengula suburb in Bulawayo who with his daughter (23) and her two sons aged nine and five years old respectively are all infected with HIV sees it as a challenge that his ancestors trusted him to overcome.

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‘Zanu PF has reduced hospitals to death traps’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/12/zanu-pf-has-reduced-hospitals-to-death-traps/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/12/zanu-pf-has-reduced-hospitals-to-death-traps/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:48:33 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=182621 File Picture: A patient is taken home on a stretcher by his relatives from Parirenyatwa hospital's accident and emergency ward in the capital Harare August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS)

Makoni Central MDC Alliance aspiring legislator David Tekeshe has condemned the state of Rusape District Hospital as a house of death due to a crippling drug shortage at the back of government neglect of the health delivery service sector.

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Cold weather kills 12 http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/09/cold-weather-kills-12/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/09/cold-weather-kills-12/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:17:23 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=182290

Twelve people have died of common cold and influenza in the country this year while 9 962 cases of the diseases have been reported in one week countrywide. According to the recent weekly surveillance report from the Ministry of Health and Child, Masvingo and Midlands provinces recorded the highest number of cases.

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When the rich shun local institutions http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/08/when-the-rich-shun-local-institutions/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/07/08/when-the-rich-shun-local-institutions/#comments Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:24:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=182145 President Mnangagwa flanked by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa visit injured Zanu-PF chairperson Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri in a Bulawayo hospital after the bomb blast, which killed two people and injured more than 40 others.

The smell of death hangs in the air at Harare Hospital as the sick sit hopelessly on rickety benches waiting for the “lazy” nurse. She is not paid well and sees no reason to hurry. The hospital’s floors are unpolished!

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