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All is set for “Beating Covid-19 Infections ” Virtual conference.


Caroline Konje.

All is set for the much awaited first webinar in the series Beating Covid 19 Infections to be hosted by Yafm and Great Dyke TV this Friday, the 29th of January 2021 at 9am.

 YAFM Chairman Munyaradzi Hwengwere will moderate the discussion.

The virtual conference which aims at finding solutions to the challenges posed by the deadly pandemic has been oversubscribed with many stakeholders coming on board to take part.  

Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Larry Mavhima will deliver the keynote address at the event bringing together several medical experts. 

The United Nations  represented by UNICEF Communications for Development Specialist Titus Bonnie Moetsabi  is expected to present on issues to do with PPE provision, surveillance and risk communications, maintenance of essential services, preparations and advocacy on vaccine including tackling misinformation about the vaccines.

Stakeholders within the mining sector will also be taking part with platinum producer Mimosa being represented by Dr Blessing Garamumhango, Manager Cluster Services. 

Major partners include Cellmed and Nectacare which have been active in Zvishavane doing projects on how to fight covid 19.

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Speaking to GreatDykeNews24, the group’s Head of Marketing  Chamunorwa  Mhembere said through their corporate social responsibility programme they have been assisting the Zvishavane community to fight covid-19.

“We have been providing doctors through Cellmed and Nectacare in Zvishavane to assist people with information on how to fight covid 19 and we have seen that it is important to invest through the Yafm covid 19 webinar in order to reach a larger audience,” he said.

Lancet Clinical Laboratories has also partnered with Yafm with CEO Dr Charles Muronda among the panel to explain how the covid-19 test processes are conducted as there has been a huge speculation on social media regarding the integrity of some of the tests.

Other partners include ZELA, which will be represented by its Projects Officer Nobuhle Mabhikwa. 

The role of traditional medicine in fighting covid-19 will also come under the spotlight with ZINATHA Secretary for Education Prince Mutandi slated to make a presentation.

Zimbabwe saw a huge surge in covid-19 infections and deaths during the festive season which led to government imposing alevel four of lockdown for thirty days.

The webinar will be streamed live on Yafm 91.8, Slymedia TV, 263chat, Zimeye Facebook pages.


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