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‘Barring Unvaccinated People To Access Services Will Not Work’

Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has warned the government against barring unvaccinated people from accessing services saying they will always develop corrupt ways to survive. This comes after the government described the vaccination campaign as a work in progress with Zimbabwe now among countries with the most successful inoculation programs in Africa. Executive Director, […]

Chiwenga Commends Healthcare Funders

Health and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has expressed gratitude over the role played by medical aid societies since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officially opening the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) annual conference in Victoria Falls last Friday, Chiwenga said the funders played a role in education and awareness […]

USAID Donates US$6 Million Towards Ongoing COVID-19 Response

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has through UNICEF committed US$6 million towards the ongoing COVID-19 response, specifically infection prevention and control measures including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, and child protection interventions in Zimbabwe. In a statement, USAID Zimbabwe Mission Director, Art Brown said the funding will reduce the risk of […]

15 Percent Of Zim Population Vaccinated

Zimbabwe has to date successfully vaccinated 2,312 million people representing 15 percent of the population, according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. This is despite the recent drop in the average weekly COVID-19 vaccination rate last week fell, prompting fears that the country could be vulnerable to a fourth wave of the deadly […]

Menstrual Period Tracker Mobile App Launched

Kunashe Foundation, an organization that specializes in women’s access to information, resources and opportunities around maternal, menstrual and mental health has launched a period tracker to help with easy access to sexual and reproductive health information. In an interview with 263Chat, Kunashe Foundation Founder and Director, Ratidzo Njagu said the period tracker mobile application called […]

Zim Health Workers Fume Over SA Rejection

Local health workers have described as an unfortunate decision, the move by South African government to reject job applications from Zimbabwean nurses who had applied to work in the neighboring country. In an interview with 263Chat, Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union spokesperson, Douglas Chikobvu said Zimbabwean nurses will look for alternative countries willing to employ them. […]

Low Vaccine Uptake Threatens Covid-19 December Herd Immunity Target

Public policy think tank, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says a drop in vaccine uptake is threatening the country’s Covid-19 December 2021 herd immunity target. According to an Access to Public Health Monitoring Report for September, ZDI blamed the drop in vaccine uptake to lack of strategy in terms of information dissemination. “The achievement of […]

Red Cross Takes Covid-19 Vaccination Drive To Agric Show

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations and first aid services at this year’s edition of the annual business showcase. ZRCS has deployed a team of medical professionals who are providing free COVID-19 vaccinations within the exhibition centre. In an interview with […]

Health Expert Demystifies Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Trial

A local health expert has defended the recently discontinued Imbokodo HIV vaccine study saying it was not a complete failure as the processes involved were crucial in ensuring the world develop a better vaccine in future. In an interview with 263Chat, Principal Investigator for the research in question, Dr Portia Hunidzarira said the Imbokodo HIV […]

Zim Red Cross Society Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society has begun administering free COVID-19 vaccines  to augment Government efforts towards curbing the deadly pandemic. Speaking during a media tour in Harare, clinical director at the centre Dr Joe Tapi said they are administering the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines. “In augmenting the Government, we have embarked on offering COVID-19 vaccines […]