The end is in sight for NTDs

Neglected Tropical Diseases might be forgotten, but we must not underestimate their impact. That low-income countries like Zimbabwe lose an average of US$ 37,489 with every NTD-related death. The costing focuses on productive time lost, money spent in treating the NTDs and the cost of unpaid care work which caregivers undertake during the times of ...
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The END Fund appoints Tsitsi Masiyiwa as Board Chair

Tsitsi Masiyiwa will advocate for strong African political leadership against NTDs and prioritise resource mobilisation that supports sustainability. The appointment marks a pivotal moment calling for African leadership to eliminate NTDs which impact over 600 million people on the continent and cause deaths of more than 170,000 people annually.  The END Fund, a leading collaborative ...
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Study results show progress in NTDs fight

The National Institution of Health Research (NIHR), a research arm of the Ministry of Health and Child Care, has released findings from two surveys expected to inform future NTDs policy in Zimbabwe. The 2021 National Geospatial Mapping for Schistosomiasis (SCH), Soil-Transmitted Helminths and the 2023 Confirmatory Mapping for Lymphatic Filariasis were both funded by the Higherlife ...
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In the fight against Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak  

Amidst the ongoing cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, which has recorded more than 2,000 suspected cases and tragically claimed the lives of 15 individuals confirmed by laboratory tests, Higherlife Foundation is taking action by providing crucial resources in the fight against the disease.  Ms Gladys Mvumira, the Higherlife Foundation Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Lead, ...
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Seek, reach, receive – what we need to reduce maternal mortality

Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa Higherlife Foundation Chief Executive Officer makes a case for more training programs for healthcare workers. He posits that skills improvement may help reduce maternal mortality rates in Africa.  Recently, the World Health Organisation released a report on the trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020. The numbers were a cold reminder of how ...
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