US Gvt To Scale Up Cervical Cancer Screening In Zim

THE United States Government (USD) says it will now support cervical cancer screening activities in Zimbabwe amidst indications that the disease has of  late been the leading cause of death in women i over the past few years. By Michael Gwarisa According to national statistics, Cervical cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually. Speaking at the just held PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Media Awards, Charged d’ Affairs at the US Embassy, Jennifer Savage said focus would now shift fighting cervical cancer screening to ensure early detection and treatment of the disease.…

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HealthTimes Reporter Wins National HIV/AIDS Reporting Award

THE United States Embassy, through support from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) recognised four Zimbabwean Journalists for outstanding contribution to HIV and AIDS reporting in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking during the awards ceremony, Jennifer Savage, Charge d, Affairs at the United States Embassy said the awards are a symbol of continued U.S commitment to ensuring that Zimbabweans had access to information about support services available to those affected by HIV. “Your commitment to reporting on issues that affect your communities as well as solutions being…

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U.S. Government Committed To Ending TB In Zimbabwe

By HealthTimes Reporter The United States government health agency, Centre For Disease Control (CDC) says is committed to assist Zimbabwe in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) Infections  and called for  increased collaboration among private and public health organisations to sustain efforts that accelerate progress in preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers. Addressing delegates in Harare during the National Infection Prevention and Control Conference on Wednesday, CDC  Zimbabwe Branch Chief for HIV Services Shirish Balachandra said, “It is paramount that we implement measures to keep health care workers…

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Men Critical in promoting gender equality- US Embassy

Staff Reporter MEN have a critical role to play in facilitating gender equality in the media as the situation benefits both sexes, a United States Embassy official has said. Briefing a discussion session facilitated by Paradoka a woman’s initiative established to provide a platform for women journalists, Sizani Weza a Media Specialist with the United States Embassy said, “Gender relations are about power and gender equality is a key policy objective of the United States in Zimbabwe in all sectors, no less the media. “Our support to empowerment programs for…

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U.S. to promote art & health at HIFA

By Health Times Reporter THE United States Embassy has announced that it will continue with its partnership with the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) as a way of promoting arts and health. The partnership will see the US Embassy providing a platform for its partners to reach out to the public through a feature film, music and health infotainment at the HIFA’s PEPFAR First Street Stage at the junction of First Street and George Silundika Avenue. In a statement US Embassy public affairs officer     David McGuire said…

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