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…

Dry Weekend for Harare

This is an announcement from Harare City Council; COMPLETE SHUTDOWN OF MORTON JAFFRAY WATER WORKS The City of Harare wishes to advise residents of a scheduled complete shutdown of Morton Jaffray Water Works, from 5pm pm Friday 6th May, to 10pm on Sunday 8 May, 2016. This is to allow for the installation of valves…

OpenParly Are Doing Good Work

We received this from Tich, who is pretty chuffed with OpenParly; This is an appreciation post. I rarely send these. So, a week ago, I was following the @OpenParlyZW Twitter feed and they were sharing a few details on NRZ. I’ve been following the NRZ story with interest of late. Really trying to find out…

Dry Weekend for Harare and Surrounds

A source tells us that the City of Harare is completely shutting down Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant from Friday until Monday. Harare announces water shutdown this weekend. Stock up – if you have it now. @consumerizim @263Chat @hararenews pic.twitter.com/lrCKVxbJAn — Zim Media Review (@ZimMediaReview) January 28, 2016 Residents of Harare, Chitungwiza, Norton, Ruwa and Epworth are…

StanChart ATMs dispense torn notes (updated)

A cash withdrawal was done at the Standard Chartered ATM, down on Nelson Mandela Avenue and Second Street (or whatever it’s called now). Apparently this isn’t the first time it has happened. Some notes are chewed in the corners, almost like acid has been at them. Others are torn and sellotaped back together. Now, if you…

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.