Chivi Primary School Girls Get SRHR Empowerment Education

“Iyi Mbeu, Iyi Mbeu, Ngaichengetedzwe! Iyi Mbeu iyi, Iye mbeu iyi, iyi Mbeu Ngaichengetedzwe!” Loosely translated, the song means, “This seed should be guarded at all cost,” meaning the girl child’s body should be guarded, valued and respected.   By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chivi District Even though the song seemed somehow suggestive and vulgar as the Sista to Sista Mentor for Chivi Ward 7, Sibongile Chikwee would lead the girls from Jenya Primary and Secondary school in song and dance where they would touch various body parts including the…

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Critical Drugs Shortage Persist…ZIMA Blasts Government

THE Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) has taken a swipe at government for failing to address the medicines and drugs shortage,  amidst indications that the situation in the health sector is worsening by the day.   By Michael Gwarisa Through their Micro-blogging site, Twitter, ZIMA said even though government claims to have allocated funds towards the procurement of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies, they were yet to realize the effects of such a gesture as health conditions were deteriorating on a daily basis and lives were being lost on daily basis. “ZIMA…

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Ministry of Health wants US$1.3billion budget

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is hoping to  use Parliament to arm-twist treasury so that it can get about US$1.3 billion in budget allocations for 2019.   HealthTimes Correspondent Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on  Health and Child Care, Permanent Secretary in the ministry   Brigadier Gerald Gwinji said they have been given a cap of  US$600million but their ideal budget for 2019 is $1.3 billion. “…For us to effectively implement our programs in 2019 the  ideal budget would be US$1, 312, 566,678 but we have since  been…

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MSF Pilots New ART Dispensing Model In Mwenezi

MEDECINS Sans Frontiers in Zimbabwe (MSF), has launched a new system of administering Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) drugs in Mwenezi, Masvingo in a bid to increase ART adherence, amidst indications that many ART clients were now defaulting on their medications due to the long distance and inaccessibility of health facilities. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Sovelela, Mwenezi The new ART administering method dubbed Out of Facility Community ART Distribution (OFCAD),  is an outreach strategy whereby patients no longer need to visit a health care facility to access ART but rather the…

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Magaya Granted $300 Bail For HIV Cure Claims

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Magaya was on Friday given $300 bail and ordered to submit his Waterfalls house’s title deeds. By Kudakwashe Pembere He was told to reside at the same address given to the court and asked not to interfere with state witnesses. Prophet Magaya who was arrested this morning appeared at Harare magistrate’s courts and charged for contravening Section 41 of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act for advertising Medicine without approval. The verdict comes barely two days after members of the Zimbabwe Republic…

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NBSZ Lines Up Festive Season Blood Drives

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) kicked off its festive season national blood drive campaign which aims among other things to beef up stocks and raise awareness on the blood situation in the country  ahead of the forthcoming festive season.   By Michael Gwarisa The festive season is usually associated with huge demand for blood due to the high road traffic accidents associated with the period. NBSZ activated the blood drives with a campaign event in Chitungwiza at Seke 1 High School yesterday, November 1, 2018. Speaking on the…

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NAC Installs Condom Dispensers In Masvingo HIV Hotspots

THE National Aids Council (NAC) has rolled an extensive condom distribution drive in most HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) hotspots in Masvingo in a bid to reduce the high HIV burden in the province. By Michael Gwarisa in Masvingo province The initiative comes at the back of indications that the province is lagging behind in terms of condom uptake and usage making it difficult for programmers to realise meaningful results from their efforts as new cases of HIV and STIs are constantly increasing. According to NAC statistics, HIV prevalence…

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NetOne Takes Cholera Cleanup Campaign To CBD

Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network operator NetOne on Thursday held a clean-up campaign in Harare CBD as part of its efforts to intensify the fight against Cholera. By Kudakwashe Pembere This clean-up campaign comes hot on the heels of the first one done in Buduriro a month ago. The company having pledged a cent per every SMS sent on their platform, they also donated several water tanks in the affect areas of Budiriro and Glen View to mention but these hotspots. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the clean-up…

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BREAKING: Magaya Apologises

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance church leader Prophet Walter Magaya says he rues the hasty announcement of his ‘HIV-Cure’  without following proper channels. By Kudakwashe Pembere This ‘crying over spilt milk’ came with a retraction of his controversial HIV claims. Prophet Magaya said he later realised that his nerviness it was mindless as he ignored the relevant  authorities responsible for clearing a drug or medicine fit for distribution and retailing in Zimbabwe . He apologised at the Ministry Of Health and Childcare and PHD Ministries joint press conference on Thursday. “At…

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Police Raid Magaya For ‘HIV-Cure’

The Zimbabwe Republic Police raided Prophet Magaya’s offices looking for his controversial so called ‘HIV cure’ on Wednesday evening, a Government official said. By Kudakwashe Pembere Dubbed Aguma, Magaya’s medicine is receiving brickbats of criticism from all sections of society. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi revealed the latest development on Twitter. “I can confirm police this evening raised Prophet Walter Magaya offices to recover samples of his Aguma medicine which he claims cures HIV,” he said. Mutodi said they want to probe Magaya’s HIV cure claims.…

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