A shoemaker, Mr Tabanda Gumbo arranges new men’s shoes that he manufactures for sale on a pavement along Leopold Takawira Avenue in Bulawayo in this file photo. Mr Gumbo is self employed

Self reliance key to nation’s survival

Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu As a large number of people gathered near St. Joseph’s Mission in the Matobo District’s Semokwe Communal Land on June 10 to celebrate the late Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo’s bir...
Small scale miners at work in Inyathi in this file photo. There is need to train small-scale miners in the proper use and storage of mercury

Miners’ mercury use major health concern

Gibson Mhaka ALTHOUGH artisanal and small-scale gold mining is an important livelihood strategy in developing countries like Zimbabwe it is, however, associated with many negative impact on social, e...
menstruation

Dispelling myths about menstruation

Health Matters with Thandeka Moyo ONE of the most popular misconceptions about menstruation that we subscribed to as we grew up was the fear that sharing clothes “transmits” period pain from one pers...
diabetes

Symptoms and managing diabetes

Tsungai Chekerwa-Machokoto People who are obese (more than 20 percent over their ideal body weight for their height), are at particularly high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and its related medic...