PSI/Global Aid Partner To Provide SRH Services For People With Albinism

IN a move that set to improve access to health services for people living with albinism, the Population Services International Zimbabwe (PSI) has partnered Global Aid Mission in setting up a clinic which offers comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services under one roof. By Michael Gwarisa The move follows indications that most people living with the albinism condition and other disabilities shun seeking SRH services such as HIV testing,  HIV treatment and care, ST screening,  among others due to fear of stigma and discrimination in societies and health institutions. Officiating…

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Zimplats Takes Albinism Campaign To Rural Binga

LEADING Platinum producer, Zimplats says it is taking its Albinism campaign drive dubbed “Beyond this Skin” to Binga where they will donate sunscreen lotions and hats raised from Hat Raiser event which was held in Harare last month. HealthTimes Correspondent Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove said they will be going to rural areas to donate hats and sunscreen lotions to people living with albinism. “After the successful campaigns we have had we will be going rural now and our next campaign will be in Binga, Matebeleland North. We…

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People Living With Albinism Want Free Sunscreens

By Michael Gwarisa  PEOPLE living with Albinism should be given free access to Sunscreens and lotions at all health facilities so to increase accessibility of the products and reduce skin cancers among people with albinism, Zimbabwe Albino Association director Mercy Maunganidze has said. Briefing delegates at the launch of the 2017 People Living With Albinism Awareness Campaign, Maunganidze said the  average cost of a Sunscreen tube and lotion costs between $8 and $20 and was beyond the reach of many adding that a person living with albinism requires four to five…

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Zimplats To Help 500 Albinos

By Daniel Phiri PLATINUM mining giant Zimplats says it is working on a program that will see it assisting not less than 500 people with  albinism in Zimbabwe. According to UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Child Care, in 2015, there were about 70 000 people living albinism in Zimbabwe. People with albinism face a lot of challenges as most of their basic necessities such as sunscreen lotions; sunglasses, long-sleeved clothing and lip balms are being overpriced. Imported sunscreen sells for anything around US$30 per tube while those currently produced…

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