#BREAKING: NBSZ Board Hijack Blood Bank

NATIONAL Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) board has reportedly hijacked the blood bank amidst indications that it is refusing to relinquish power and is blocking donors’ calls to allow government to have a say in the affairs of the entity. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources who spoke to HealthTimes  soon after the NBSZ crunch meeting which was held yesterday said the board which is being chaired by Justice Lesley Smith wants to maintain the status quo in which the entity is being run more as personal private property. “The donors rejected…

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We Need Affordable Medical Aid says Sex Workers

SEX workers have bemoaned the lack of affordable medical health insurance as a hindrance to them accessing basic sexual reproductive health services, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to some ladies of the trade who pligh their profession along Mbuya Nehanda street in Harare, they said being a sex worker should be treated as a job just like teaching or nursing and medical aid companies should tailor-make packages that suit low income earning groups like vendors and sex workers. “As you are aware my brother, when you see us…

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Parliament Pushes For Command Sanitary Pads Production

LEGISLATORS have called for command sanitary pads production in a bid to avert the prevailing crisis which has been exacerbated by the recent prices increases of sanitary products due to foreign currency shortages. By Michael Gwarisa Contributing to a motion raised by Honorable Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga in the National Assembly, Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma said sanitary pads availability should match that of condoms and priority must be given to the girl child to menstruate with dignity. “As much as other people have said that if you visit the toilet you…

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Delta Introduces Designated Driver Concept To Curb Road Carnage

By Michael Gwarisa DELTA Beverages Private Limited has introduced the Designated Driver model, in a bid to combat road carnage pre and post the festive season period. Delta Beverages Corporate Affairs Manager,  Tsungie Manyeza said the Designated Driver concept was born out of the realization that drinking and driving was the major contributing factor to road accidents and carnage. “A designated driver is one person who is appointed or volunteers from a group of party goers who are traveling together to be the driver of the group after the party. “He…

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Barnabas Tondhlana To Head East and Southern African Health Reporters Forum

By Michael Gwarisa In Nairobi Kenya VETERAN Zimbabwean Journalist, Barnabas Tondhlana has been unanimously endorsed to chair the newly formed East and Southern Africa Harm Reduction Health Reporters Initiative. The initiative was formed on November 2017 in Naivasha, following a convention by tobacco industry stakeholders on tobacco harm reduction. The group consists of over 60 journalists drawn from Nigeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Tondhlana has more than 20 years Journalism experience and has headed various news organisations in…

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UNAIDS Calls To Quicken Action To End AIDS

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in collaboration with UNAIDS, brought together six heads of state or government to accelerate action and get countries on the Fast-Track to end AIDS. World leaders joined around 500 partners from government, the private sector and civil society on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to reinvigorate political leadership around HIV. The Fast-Track approach is saving more and more lives. In 2016, 19.5 million people—more than half the 36.7 million people living with HIV—were accessing life-saving treatment. The number of people who…

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Rwanda Overtakes Zimbabwe On Health Funding

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE continues to lag behind in terms of allocating domestic financial resources to the health sector, falling far behind civil war stricken countries like Rwanda. According to a report dubbed “The African Regional Framework For The Implementation Of  The Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health :Workforce 2030” which was presented during the ongoing WHO 67th Regional conference in Vic falls, Rwanda was amongst the few African countries which managed to meet the Abuja Declaration target which states that governments should at least dedicate 15 percent towards…

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Council Must Do More To Contain Typhoid: Experts

SOURCE: The Herald  Failure by Harare City Council to provide basic water and sanitation services to its residents is fuelling the outbreak of water borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera, health experts have said. Water-borne diseases, the experts said, were primitive in this era. As such, the specialists called for the city to venture into private partnerships with developmental partners in order to resuscitate infrastructure which is failing to cope with the growing population. The sentiments by the experts come after the death toll from typhoid in Harare has…

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VACANCY!!!

International NGO seeks Chief of Party for OVC program in Zimbabwe – Deadline: 10 April 2017 Chief of Party: International NGO Deadline: 10 April 2017 An International NGO in Zimbabwe seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. The Chief of Party will be based in Harare. S/he will be reporting to the Country Director on the following responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting…

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