Dry Eye – the rising concern

Dry Eye – the rising concern

The eye is your window to the world and is responsible for supplying you with the majority of information around you. So what happens when that window becomes compromised and using it causes discomfort and there is a risk of it becoming unusable? Dry eye by definition is a multi-factorial disease of the tears and […]

Beautifully Broken

Beautifully Broken

THE CRACKED POT: A STORY FOR ANYONE WHO’S NOT QUITE PERFECT A water-bearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole that she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of […]

Cholera High Alert Harare

Cholera High Alert Harare

Government officials have placed Harare on Cholera HIGH ALERT following the deaths in Chegutu and evidence that some of the mourners in the Cholera stricken town were Harare residents. What is Cholera? WHO defines it as an acute infectious disease of the small intestine, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by profuse watery […]

HIV in Zimbabwe Meets HIV Warriors

HIV in Zimbabwe Meets HIV Warriors

HIV in Zimbabwe is still stigmatized, 32 years later since the identification of the first cases in the country, with most people choosing to fight this battle in the secret confines of their medicine cabinets. Lucky for us this HIV/AIDS epidemic is being fought by a group of people we like to call HIV Warriors […]

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

“He/she is HIV positive and is spreading it ” are the headlines in some online news sites or social media pages. Some people take it upon themselves to “inform the public” about the HIV status of somebody . Firstly the issue of disclosure should be a personal choice and it’s sad that the choice is […]

Common Eye Problems

Common Eye Problems

Several eye conditions are more common among people as they age, although they can affect anyone at any age. Here are a few Cataracts In a healthy eye the lens is clear like a camera lens, so light can pass through the lens without a problem. Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop within the natural […]

Acne or Pimples Explained

Acne or Pimples Explained

Let’s Talk About Acne, Popularly Known As Pimples Acne (popularly known as pimples) is a common skin condition that affects most of us at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch. Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of people aged 11 […]

Zika Alert

Zika Alert

Zika is a virus that is usually mild ie slight fever, joint pain, rash and less common are headaches and vomiting. These symptoms can last up to a week. Zika is however a concern in pregnant women as it has been reported to cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly (a small […]