Mutare Prov Hospital Struggles With Critical Maternal Referral Cases

MUTARE provincial Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Emmanuel Sedze says most district hospitals are referring maternal cases that would be in bad shape, resulting in increased maternal deaths being recorded from their institution.   By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mutare The development comes amidst indications that some hospitals in the province recorded zero maternal deaths while some only have a few mortality cases while the provincial hospitals which handles the bulk of referral cases from district hospitals  is left to bear the brunt of deaths owing to the advanced stage…

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Young Girls Warned Against Abusing Morning After Pills

TAKING morning after pills or emergency control pills excessively could expose the body to harmful toxins and long term health effects, a Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) official has warned.   By Michael Gwarisa in Mutare The call comes at the back of discoveries that most young girls in particular those in tertiary institutions were consistently taking emergency contraceptives as a birth control method amidst indications that in some instances, a month long supply at a single pharmacy may only last a few  days due to excessive consumption. Briefing…

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Unpacking Youth Friendly Family Planning Access With ZNFPC

ZIMBABWE joined the world in commemorating World Contraceptive Day on Spetember 26, 2018. The day is celebrated every year for the purposes of lobbying and advocating for  action for improved access and knowledge about Family Planning.   The 2018  theme was, “It’s your life: it’s your responsibility”. Family Planning is a key pillar to ensure safe motherhood. Access to information and services enables women and men the voluntary ability to space births, benefiting the mothers’ and children’s health and the community as a whole. It also reduces the risk of…

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Churches Embrace Condoms

By Michael Gwarisa CHURCHES in Zimbabwe are gradually embracing family planning and reproductive health initiatives including condoms, as the country moves towards reducing high fertility and the high teenage pregnancies cases that have rocked the country, HealthTimes has learnt. Apostolic sects and other churches have traditionally been known for being breeding grounds for underage marriages and teenage pregnancies owing to their beliefs which allow them to marry multiple “virgin” wives. Also Read: Zim Beats Global Family Planning target  Responding to a question during a Media Sensitisation Meeting on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive…

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Zim Commemorates World Population Day

By Michael Gwarisa  ZIMBABWE today joins the rest of the world in Commemorating the World Population Day (WPD) which is running under the theme “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.” The celebrations  are being hosted by United Nation Family Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC). Also Read: Reasons you should take up family planning  In a statement, UNFPA said there would be free testing and counseling services at the Africa Unity Square from Tuesday 11, July to…

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