Australia govt faces pressure to reinstate COVID quarantine pay amid fresh wave

SYDNEY- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called a snap meeting of federal and state leaders next week as he faces pressure to reinstate compensation pay for casual workers forced…

Zimbabwe launches mass drug administration to fight blinding Trachoma

The Ministry of Health and Child Care working together with SightSavers, World Vision, Basilizwi Trust and WelthungerHilfe has launched a mass treatment / Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign for the…

HPV self-sampling kit introduced

By Abigirl Tembo,Health Editor ZIMBABWE has introduced the human papilloma virus self-sampling kit in a move aimed at ensuring early detection and treatment of cervical cancer With cervical cancer being…

Society implored to assist mental health patients

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor With suicide cases on the increase, society has been implored to change its negative attitude towards mental health to ensure people suffering from the condition…

Ministry of Youth, Passion Java Records partner in anti-drug abuse campaign

By Justin Mahlahla Youths in Chitungwiza were last Friday treated to free music courtesy of a collaboration between the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation and Passion Java Records…

Fight against drug abuse yields positive results

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor MORE than 2 000 drug users and peddlers have been arrested since the establishment of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Drugs and Substance Abuse by President…

Shanghai plans more COVID testing amid fresh curbs across China

BEIJING- Multiple Chinese cities are adopting fresh COVID-19 curbs, from business halts to lockdowns, to rein in new infections, with the commercial hub of Shanghai bracing for another mass testing…

Shanghai identifies new COVID Omicron subvariant

SHANGHAI – The city of Shanghai has discovered a COVID-19 case involving a new subvariant Omicron BA.5.2.1, an official told a briefing on Sunday, signalling the complications China faces to…

Zimbabwe-China traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Centre complete

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor The first batch of twenty medical practitioners is set to undergo a course in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture after the completion of the Zimbabwe-China…

Ghana reports first-ever suspected cases of Marburg virus disease

GHANA has announced the preliminary finding of two cases of Marburg virus disease and if confirmed these would the first such infections recorded in the country. Marburg is a highly…