Zimbabwe is buying Sinovac vaccines at US$10 a shot, spending US$12 million on the vaccines received from the Chinese manufacturer so far, government says. The country has so far bought a total of 1,2...
The US's Centres for Disease Control (CDC) now ranks Zimbabwe among safe countries with the lowest COVID-19 risk for travellers, according to an updated travel advisory. Zimbabwe has moved to Level 1, "Low Risk",...
Zimbabwe will use GeneXpert machines, normally used to diagnose tuberculosis, to conduct rapid tests for the novel coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Sunday. The country, which has 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three...
Government will focus its testing strategy on returning citizens after the number of COVID-19 cases in the country more than doubled to 132. All but one of 76 new cases were detected from samples...
Zimbabwe has reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began. A total of 4031 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, with five deaths recorded. The previous highest daily...
ZIMBABWE’S government is considering oral cholera vaccines as the death toll bacterial diarrhoeal disease continues to rise, reaching 24 deaths by Wednesday, according to the World Health Organisation. The country is experiencing its third major cholera episode since 1998, with...
Tests have confirmed the presence in Zimbabwe of B.1.617, the COVID-19 variant first identified in India, the Ministry of Health says.  VP Constantino Chiwenga said in a statement today that tests conducted on samples...
Zimbabwe began its COVID-19 vaccination programme on February 18, 2021. In this report, the Public Health Information Lab (PHILA), a public health initiative of newZWire, looks at the country’s vaccine procurement plan; what vaccines...
Zimbabwe on Thursday become the first African country to authorise India’s COVAXIN coronavirus vaccine, just a day after the company announced an efficacy rate of 81% in Phase III trials. The Indian embassy in...
In 2008 and 2009, as Zimbabwe’s worst cholera outbreak was ravaging the country, leaving over 4,000 people dead, donors helped revive the collapsing public health system by paying medical professionals’ salaries. A decade later,...
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