Drug-resistant HIV puts strain on national stocks

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter— Increased cases of drug resistant HIV are contributing to shortages of Abacavier, a drug given to HIV positive people, who would have failed or reacted to initial drug combinations, thereby exerting pressure on traditional stocks of the drug. Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said in an interview yesterday…
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Put your house in order, SPB tells council

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter— The State Procurement Board (SPB) has asked Harare City Council to put its house in order before it can award the tender to deliver and install prepaid water meters, associated connections and meter management systems ahead of a city wide roll out. The city sent names of five contractors it used…
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‘Declare Rutanhire national hero’

Felex Share Senior Reporter— Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central Province has written to the Politburo recommending conferment of national hero status on Cde George Rutanhire who died on Saturday morning. Cde Rutanhire was a Politburo member and headed the Chitepo Ideological College, an institution training Zanu-PF members on party’s ideology. He succumbed to renal failure at Karanda Hospital in Mt…
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Hundreds bid Mahofa farewell

From George Maponga in GUTU Hundreds of people yesterday thronged Mpandawana Growth Point in Gutu to receive the body of national heroine and Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Senator Shuvai Mahofa, who died on Sunday. Sen Mahofa died at Makurira Memorial Hospital in Masvingo. She was 76. Sen Mahofa had battled poor health since 2015. She…
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Coldest weather upon us: MSD

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) yesterday warned that the country will experience the coldest weather so far this year with temperatures expected to fall to seven degrees Celsius from yesterday to Monday. In a statement yesterday, MSD said the cold weather had already been experienced in other parts of the country yesterday….
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Japanese ambassador meets Acting President Mphoko

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Toshiyuki Iwado, yesterday paid a courtesy call on Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko at his Munhumutapa offices where the two leaders’ discussions centred on boosting economic ties. Briefing journalists after the meeting, Ambassador Iwado said they shared common concerns that centred on how the two parties could benefit…
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Govt releases August pay dates

Joyce Mukucha Herald Reporter Government has released August pay dates for civil servants as it moves to pay all its employees within the month worked. Most employees are now getting their salaries within the month worked save for those that fall under the rest of the civil service and pensioners. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army…
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Zimparks appoints director-general

Herald Reporter The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management board has appointed Mr Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya as the new director-general with effect from August 1, 2017 for the next five years. Mr Mangwanya replaces Mr Edson Chidziya, who left the organisation in 2015. Mr Geofrey Matipano had been the acting director-general. In a statement, Zimparks public…
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Govt speaks on ‘VP prayer meeting’

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter Government has distanced itself from a so-called prayer meeting organised by expelled members of the zanu-pf Youth League in Harare yesterday purportedly to support Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is not feeling well. VP Mnangagwa is in South Africa, where he is receiving treatment. His doctors suspect that he could have taken…
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President in SA for Sadc summit

Cletus Mushanawani Mutare Bureau— PRESIDENT Mugabe is in South Africa for the 37th Sadc Heads of State and Government Summit. He flew to Pretoria yesterday evening. The President was seen off at Harare International Airport by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Chris Mushohwe, Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister…
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