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Ministry of Health information on COVID-19 vaccination in Zimbabwe

The following is a circular put out by the Ministry of Health and Child Care on COVID-19 Vaccination in Zimbabwe The Ministry of Health and Child Care provides lifesaving vaccines to children and adults through its network of health centres, in schools and in different communities. The Ministry aims to reach everyone in the country […]


Full Text: TelOne makes unvaccinated workers stay at home and withdraws their COVID-19 allowances

On Wednesday (21 July 2021) TelOne issued a notice informing its workers that those among them who had not been vaccinated would now be required to stay home. In addition to this, TelOne said it would no longer be paying COVID-19 allowances to the same group. The message was among a series of COVID-19 counter-measures […]


Opportunities presented by Zimbabwe’s rollout of a National Electronic Health Record system

Since February 2015, the Ministry of Health and Child Care with help of funding partners has been designing, developing, and testing an electronic health record (EHR) system, named “Impilo”. This is meant to reduce the current burden of paper data collection for health workers and ultimately improve the quality of care in public health facilities.  […]


The govt is again asking for exemption letters, technology would have made this a smoother process

Despite the government not explicitly admitting it, Zimbabwe is in the throes of a third wave. Ever since the month began, the country has been recording thousands of cases daily, with hundreds of cases coming from each town. Faced with such a spike, the government has now decided to go back to a well-tried and […]


Meet Dawa Health the startup fighting to reduce maternal mortality

Late last week the Telecel Group and Startupbootcamp Afritech announced the finalists for its Africa wide accelerator. Among the chosen few is a Zimbabwean startup called Dawa Health, which offers antenatal care to expecting parents. Their field of interest is especially important because pregnancy-related deaths are caused by insufficient antenatal care. According to the World […]


World Bank gives Africa over US$3 billion for COVID-19 vaccines

World Bank President David Malpass this week met with a delegation of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), led by African Union (AU) Special Envoy Strive Masiyiwa, to discuss the multibillion-dollar financing of vaccines for African countries. David Malpass later tweeted a screenshot of the meeting showing him and the bank’s top leadership, discussing […]


VP Chiwenga announces new COVID-19 measures

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister for Health this evening announced new COVID-19 measures: MEASURES TO CURB THE SURGE OF COVID-19 1. Fellow Zimbabweans, the country has done very well in terms of curbing the spread of Covid 19. In addition, our vaccination against Covid 19 is going on very well. The […]


Govt to roll out ID-linked COVID-19 passports to curb fake certificates

It’s coming with some sturdy security measures.


Parirenyatwa & Higher Life Foundation offer free COVID-19 testing for students

Free testing for students from 08:00 to 15:00.


COVID-19 daily vaccination schedule and locations

The City of Harare has, in a tweet, announced the COVID-19 vaccination schedule and locations from the 25th to the 28th of February 2021


Applications are now open for online digital health accelerator

The Next Health Accelerator is looking for startups with solutions in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) sector.


Cassava subsidiaries Maisha & Vaya join forces to deliver medication

Cassava Smartech’s Vaya and Maisha Health have joined forces to deliver medication.


Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare – 5 things to note

Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare enteprise solution, 5 things to note for any institution looking to make it part of its healthcare delivery system.


Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in Zimbabwe is going to be a nightmare

There are a number of variables that are going make distributing the 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses around Zimbabwe an absolute nightmare.


COVID-19 SMS updates, a good measure to keep everyone informed

The COVID-19 SMS updates that we have been receiving are making sure that everyone knows whats going on regardless of what device they have.


Zimbabwe is getting 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Advanced Procurement Commitment (APC) through Africa CDC has revealed Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 vaccine doses and procurement cost.


Zim duo working on AI based COVID-19 diagnostic system

Zim duo of Pardon Mukoyi and James Murombo are working on a CADx and AI based COVID-19 diagnostic system that uses X-Ray images.


Full Text: Vice President announces additional lockdown measures

The Vice President has, in a speech, announced additional lockdown measure to combat the surge in COVID-19 cases.


5 things to include in Zimbabwe’s next 5-year digital health strategy

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is currently working on a digital health strategy. Here are 5 things that should be included in it.


Cimas has introduced 3 Nostro medical aid packages

Cimas has unveiled three new Nostro/foreign currency packages which the company says promise little to no healthcare services shortfall.


This Zim company is using blockchain tech to prevent use of fake vaccination certificates

At the main bus terminus in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, travellers heading to neighbouring Zambia can be tempted by offers of counterfeit travel vaccination certificates. A thriving black market sells a fake proof of immunization for between US$ 15–20, says Dr Integrity Mchechesi, who works with a technology firm to combat such forgery. Counterfeit travel vaccination […]


ZOL closes Harare shopafter staff members test positive for COVID-19

ZOL has announced that it will be indefinitely closing down branches in Harare after staffers tested positive for COVID-19. The internet service provider explained the situation via their Twitter account. Read the statement below: We regret to announce that some of our staff members tested positive to COVID-19 and are now quarantined. Strict measures around […]


Malawi President holds talks with Masiyiwa over provision of cheap internet

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera recently confirmed that he held talks with Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa regarding how the Malawian populace can get access to cheap internet. I engaged Strive Masiyiwa of Econet Global about my resolve to see Malawi connected to the network of fiber technology by which other African countries are interconnected via […]


Bulawayo based firm partners with Chinese company on facial recognition systems

In a report by The Chronicle, Bulawayo based firm Brains at Work Consulting Pvt Ltd has entered into a partnership with a Chinese company called Clou Global Technology to be the sole distributor of Clou Global’s facial recognition and temperature scan systems. Who are the players in this deal? Brains at Work Consulting They are, […]


I work from home, and my step-counter doesn’t like it

I have this to say about having worked in retail for the last 8 years: quite literally, I was always moving. Walking from one end of the shop to the other, running for customers, lifting, packing and unpacking. On average, Pacer, my step-counting app recorded 12000 steps or thereabouts daily. Suddenly I find myself doing […]


Blood, all the wonderful things it does, and why you should consider donating

On Monday Techzim had a field trip to the National Blood Service. This trip enlightened us all on the need for more individuals to come out and donate blood. In light of this trip I wanted to take a look at all the things that blood does for us and our bodies. Some of this […]


Coronavirus & the missed ICT opportunity

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen the introduction of restrictions in movement, gatherings, introduction of quarantines and closures of educational establishments among other measures implemented to contain the virus in Zimbabwe. This crisis has brought to the fore the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in businesses, healthcare, education and public services. Due to […]


Sasai says the medical info you share on Health Status Report is safe

Last week, we wrote an article on the launch of Sasai’s Health Status Report. Health Status Report (SHSR) will enable users to record their COVID-19 status and then share the results with other people and organisations if they wish. Sasai also made a point to note that the platform is built on the back of […]


Strive Masiyiwa announces free COVID-19 testing for health care workers and low income communities

Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa yesterday announced that there will be free Covid-19 testing for healthcare professionals and low income communities. There will also be broader testing for the general public at a cost. This initiative was done through his Higher Life Foundation and Alliance Testing. “Starting today (25/06/20), any Zimbabwean who wants a Covid-19 test […]