USAID/PSZ Prevents Maternal and child deaths In Zimbabwe

By Michael Gwarisa THE United States government’s partnership with Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) has managed to avert not less than 814 maternal and 3,800 child deaths over the past five years. At an event marking the five year partnership between the organisations which celebrated five years of improving access to voluntary family planning information and services to poor undeserving populations in Zimbabwe, USAID Zimbabwe Acting Deputy Mission Director, Julie Nenon said, “…the US is proud to increase availability of diverse family planning options for Zimbabweans. “Enabling couples and individuals to…

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UK Govt Avails $82, 1million Grant for Zim Health

By Kudakwashe Pembere THE UK Government through the Development for International Development (DFID) has availed a GBP 65, 2 million (US$82, 1 million) grant to Zimbabwe as a way of supporting a resilient health system in Zimbabwe. The grant seeks to improve sexual, reproductive health, and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children.A huge chunk of this grant has been earmarked for financing health interventions under the Health Development Fund while US$2, 2 million is for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks. In her remarks,…

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World Gears For International Midwives Conference

Staff Reporter  PREPARATIONS to the 31st International Conference of Midwives (ICM) to be held from 18 to 22 June in Toronto, Canada are at an advanced stage as the world intensifies efforts to reduce maternal related deaths. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 830 women die every everyday  due to pregnancy related complications in developing countries. In a statement, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Director Kogi Agraal said most of the causes of the death were preventable but lack of information and effective interventions were to blame. “Every…

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