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The Fight Against Chronic Disease In Zimbabwe


Since the early nineties, Zimbabwe has been plagued by HIV/AIDS which over the years has seen countless numbers of people being infected and losing their lives. The high infection rates lead to various organisations investing a huge amount of resources to combat the disease. Whilst this fight against HIV/AIDS has been taking place, another menace […]

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Medical Misadventure In Zimbabwe


Statistics show that chronic diseases such as caner and diabetes are on the rise in developing nations. A number of these nations are still battling infectious diseases such as HIV. Having to deal with both infectious and chronic diseases puts even more pressure on health systems that are already struggling to cope. Zimbabwe’s brain drain […]

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Red Cross Launches Zimbabwe Appeal

The British Red Cross launched an appeal on 11 December to help thousands of people affected by cholera and food shortages in Zimbabwe and the surrounding region. In Zimbabwe, the Red Cross has been on the ground since the beginning of the cholera epidemic, focusing largely on public education. Cholera is a treatable and curable […]

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Cholera, the Zimbabwe Killer

Zimbabwean Doctors and Nurses Pleading For Help

Cholera according to the world health organization is:an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly […]

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