Why World Toilet Day Is No Joke

TO date, 4.5 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 892 million people still practise open defecation.   By Michael Gwarisa Every year, on November 19, the world celebrates World Toilet Day and this year, the day is running under the theme “When nature calls, we have to listen and act.” Twice or thrice a day, nature calls and the need to relieve oneself becomes inevitable making the toilet a basic human right and need. Sanitation has been declared a human right by the United Nations. The United Nations…

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PEPFAR Launches 2019 HIV Media Awards

THE United States  President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relife (PEPFAR) on Friday launched the HIV/AIDS Media Awards competition as a way to recognise along with appreciating Zimbabwean journalists’ efforts in educating and informing Zimbabwe on the disease.  By Kudakwashe Pembere The awards cover photo, print, online and broadcast journalism. Entries should have been published or broadcast between October 2018 and October 2019.  Announcing the launch at PEPFAR’s 15 th anniversary in Zimbabwe,   PEPFAR Coordinator Mr Mark Troger said the awards were in their third year running.   “So tonight…

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