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Diabetes: Women are at a higher risk but prevention is possible

Medical experts say women especially those in the reproductive age group, are at a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood.

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MSF Donates to Ministry

Medicines Sans Frontieres donated a Toyota Land Cruiser and office furniture worth US$3570 to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s Mental Health department today.The vehicle and the furniture were handed over to the Minister of Health and Child Care Hon. Dr David P. Parirenyatwa at a small ceremony held at the Ministry.

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Zimbabwe prepared for Cholera

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has put up Cholera response measures following an outbreak of Cholera in Lusaka, Zambia, the permanent secretary for Health and Child Care Brigadier General (Dr) Gwinji has said.

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DISEASES / CONDITIONS

DEFINITIONS

Cholera

Suspected Case

Any patient age 5 years or more with severe dehydration or death from acute watery diarrhoea

If There Is A Cholera Epidemic: any person age 2 years or more with acute watery diarrhoea, with or without vomiting

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