Bird Flu At Irvine’s Chickens: Botswana Cancels Imports

Updated below with Irvine’s statement The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported that an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu has occurred at Irvine’s commercial breeders east of the capital Harare. On a farm with eight separately managed sites that are contained, one breeding site housing 83,000 birds was affected. Over three…

How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction

Zimbabwe’s current socio-economic situation has seen many people, both men and women, turn to alcohol and drug use just to cope. Watching a family member, friend, or colleague with an alcohol use disorder can be difficult – you might wonder what you can do to change the situation, and whether or not he or she…

Improving Zimbabwe’s Mental Health

Zimbabwe is going through a rough patch, if we can call 27 years of gradual decline a patch. No matter how resilient we are, the people of Zimbabwe are struggling. The unrelenting fight to survive, especially for adults with children of school-going age, has taken a toll on the collective mental health of our nation….

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners Harare 2015 Clinical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, & Psychologists Provided by the Therapists Support Group This directory comes to you courtesy of the Therapists Support Group. The Therapists Support Group is a community of mental health care professionals who meet monthly. Our Vision: To build a community that enhances…

Service at Michael Gelfand Clinic

We’ve just received this from Wadzanayi; Hello Admin I would like to applaud a Doctor who attended to me and my son at Michael Gelfand [Clinic]. Since i started using their (Michael Gelfand) facilities, I have NEVER had a Doctor who took their time to explain to me what was wrong, what caused it and…

Cimas Hikes Fees By 50% – Newsday

There is very disturbing report in today’s Newsday. CIMAS, possibly Zimbabwe’s largest medical aid provider, has hiked contributions on Individual Private and Individual Medexec packages. “The society would like to advise its valued members on the upward review of contribution rates for individuals on our two top packages, Individual Private and Individual Medexec packages” part…

CIMAS Stops Paying For Drugs

Medical aid provider CIMAS, one of Zimbabwe’s (if not the) largest, has suspended payments for medication. CIMAS clients now have to pay cash at pharmacies and dispensaries, and then claim for it from their medical aid. Interestingly, CIMAS will still receive contributions whilst not fulfilling their obligations. The circular is below. 8 May 2015 To:…

Harare’s seven water treatment chemicals

I remember a time when, as kids, we played outside all day long, only coming inside for meals and when the day was done. When we got thirsty, it was a matter of simply opening a tap and drinking to your heart’s content. Some of us cupped our hands and splashed the cool water all over our faces and into our mouths at the same time, while others would cock their heads to one side and sip and slurp loudly.