Zim Musing Upon 8 Antenatal visits for pregnant women

By Kuda Pembere AT the borderline is Zimbabwe trying to consider adopting latest World Health Organisation’s antenatal care guidelines requiring eight antenatal contacts instead of four that the country is currently doing well with. In November last year, WHO recommended that a minimum of eight contacts for antenatal care can reduce perinatal deaths by up to 8 per 1000 births when compared to a minimum of four visits. Sharing findings in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) SWOP report on Wednesday (today), the organisation’s local Assistant Ms Abbigail Msemburi said…

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Selfish MPs want pay rise, ignore critical HIV funding

By Daniel Phiri LEGISLATORS have called on government to increase their salary perks to match that of ministers and the judiciary, at a time when the country is failing to adequately fund the response to HIV/Aids. Owing to alleged financial constraints, Zimbabwe which is spending US$3, 6 billion from its US$4 billion budget on salaries, has literally surrendered its health funding to development partners and donors. About 85 percent of national HIV/Aids response is catered for by development partners and donors, while Zimbabwe is accounting for a mere 15 percent…

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