SHOT IN THE ARM FOR SONTALA COMMUNITY

by Blondie Ndebele Sontala Community in Matobo Ward 12 recently received a donation of cement towards the construction of a clinic. The idea of having a clinic in the community was mooted over 4 years ago at a public meeting organized by Habakkuk Trust where villagers lamented the number of…

Villagers stranded with medication

Antiretroviral drugs are reportedly piling up in rural areas as parents are failing to send the critical drugs to their children and grandchildren in neighbouring South Africa and Botswana due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  ARVs are used in combating HIV and AIDS by reducing multiplication virus thereby managing the viral load…

Village health workers lack personal protective equipment

Village health workers who are also engaged in disseminating information on the novel coronavirus in rural Matabeleland are at risk of infection as they perform their primary health role with limited personal protective equipment. These essential service providers have been playing a pivotal role in bridging the information gap that exists in…

Communities applaud village health workers

Village Health Workers (VHWs) continue to champion the fight against COVID-19 in most parts of rural Matabeleland. These brave men and women have kept communities abreast with key information on the novel Coronavirus. When the government declared COVID-19 as a formidable epidemic leading to a national lockdown, village health workers came in…