Sanitary Pads Crisis To Worsen… As Big Local Manufacturer Farai, Faces Closure

ONSDALE Enterprises, one of the country’s major sanitary wear manufacturers is on the verge of shutting down ― and sending 140 workers home ― due to the shortage of foreign currency to import raw materials, a company executive has said. Company closures continue to drive Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate, estimated by independent economists to be about 90 percent, higher. A Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) manufacturing sector survey published last week, in partnership with The Financial Gazette, showed that about 30 percent of firms in the sector were on the brink of collapse…

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Zim mental health institutions full: ZNAMH

By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe’s state owned mental health institutions are oversubscribed to the brim due to the increase of case of people with mental illnesses, it has emerged.Ngomahuru, Ingutsheni, Harare Central Hospital along with Parirenyatwa are some of the mental healthcare centres that offer psychiatric services to the mentally ill. In an interview with Zimbabwe National Association for Mental Health clinical psychologist and national coordinator Mr Ignatious Murambizi, he said in their snap surveys they found the youths being most affected due to substance abuse. “But from a few surveys…

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