JICA Improves Zim’s HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Skills

JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative Mr Shumon Yoshiara says the Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity  for HIV/AIDS response programs were a resounding success and has manged to compile data that will go a long way in answering HIV related question in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In Kadoma Speaking during the Final Workshop where data experts were presenti9ng their findings from the project, Mr  Yoshiara said the project which was birthed by bilateral relations between the government of Zimbabwe and Japan had gone a long way in building capacity…

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Health Ministry failing to service debts

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is reportedly failing to services its debts to various suppliers of goods and services dating back to as far as 2012, Parliament has heard. By Daniel Phiri The inability to service the debts is attributed to paltry releases by treasury and general poor funding of the health sector from the country’s national budget. In 2018, Ministry of Health had demanded about US$1.1billion but only got about US$408 million which was later increased to about US$520 following threats to sabotage budget by Parliament. Presenting…

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The Power Of Women Support Groups in Scaling Up Nutrition

By Michael Gwarisa recently in Shamva ZIMBABWE witnessed a surge in child malnutrition cases in the years 2015/16 owing to the Elnino induced drought which left millions of Zimbabweans from most parts of the country in need of food aid. According to information gathered by Save the Children Zimbabwe a Non- Governmental Organisation which deals with issues affecting children and their rights, cases of Severe Malnutrition were recorded over the past two years as a result of the droughts and extreme cases were documented in Binga, Chegutu, Kariba, Shamva and…

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Harare Now an Ancient City…As Harare Tops In Typhoid Cases

By Michael Gwarisa  THE city of Harare now resembles an ancient town as it lacks the characteristics and requisites of a modern day city due to poor planning and recurrent diarrheal diseases like Typhoid and Cholera which were most prominent during ancient times. Typhoid was first discovered in 1880 in New York City but is also believed to have existed around 430 BC in Greece where it almost wiped out a whole army. Briefing a Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Public Dialogue meeting on Recurrent Outbreak of Typhoid and…

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Free Cleft lip surgeries for Zim Kids

Health Times Reporter  Operation of Hope in collaboration with Schweppes and the University of Zimbabwe will be conducting free Cleft Lip, Cleft palate and craniofacial reconstructive surgeries in Bulawayo and Harare next month. The move has been driven by increased cases of children suffering from the deformities across the globe. In a statement, Operation of Hope  said they had partnered Schweppes, UZ, The Ministry of Health  and Child Welfare with the assistance of Zimbabwe Rotary to provide the free surgeries to children living with the conditions. “If you live in…

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