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Zimbabwe

Chimanimani: A community in distress after Cyclone Idai

Communities living in Chimanimani district, in the mountainous province of Manicaland, Zimbabwe, are slowly coming to terms with the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Idai, which resulted in the deaths of more than 169 people in the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
10 Apr 2019

Zimbabwe

The first six days after Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

Marthe Frieden is the medical team leader in our emergency response to the destruction caused by tropical Cyclone Idai, which hit Zimbabwe’s mountainous Manicaland province on the night of 15 March 2019. The cyclone caused flooding…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
29 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A collective response to cholera in Harare

“When I found out I had cholera, I was shocked and scared. I thought I was going to die. My thoughts went to my daughter,” says 25-year-old Atlas Murima from Mashonaland West province in northern Zimbabwe.…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
25 Oct 2018

Zimbabwe

Stigma, confusion, silence: life as a young girl with HIV in Zimbabwe

Telling a child that they have HIV can be a long and delicate process. In Epworth, near the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has set up HIV support groups where adolescents can meet others living…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
06 Mar 2015

Zimbabwe

Making HIV an ‘undetectable’ virus

The latest generation of HIV medical technology is making breakthroughs in care for HIV-positive patients, and in containing the epidemic in many African countries. The latest blood test, known as the viral load test, offers patients…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
27 Jan 2015

Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, Community Groups Help Patients Stay on HIV Treatment

In Zimbabwe, groups of HIV-positive patients, called Community Antiretroviral Treatment Groups (CAGs) support each other by taking turns traveling to the distant nearest clinic to pick up each other's medicines, reducing monthly trips to once a…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
21 Nov 2014

Zimbabwe

"I Am So Happy and Cannot Hold Back My Joy"

When he was 14, Gibson Chijaka, an orphan living in Epworth, on the outskirts of the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, was diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). It was fortunate that it was detected early on and…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
01 May 2017

Zimbabwe

Beating the Virus: Community HIV Care in Zimbabwe

Every month, six neighbors from the same village, all of them HIV-positive, and stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)—the treatment that keeps the virus in check—take turns picking up medicine for the others. This is the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
24 Sep 2014

Zimbabwe

First Patient Cured of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Epworth, Zimbabwe

In her home on the outskirts of Zimbabwe’s capital city, 48-year-old Mary Marizani says that, although she recently became the first Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) patient in the country to conquer multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB),…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
MSF
Posted:
31 Oct 2012