Zim women celebrate in solidarity with SA counterparts

Contributor  Women must redefine the meaning of freedom for today’s generation in order to enhance their contribution in an unequal society, a veteran educationist said on Tuesday. “Today …we are celebrating the past where tens of thousands and millions of women fought and also died to achieve certain things which they thought were important,” said Fay Chung (in picture), an educator who has served in many capacities in Zimbabwe and abroad. “In Zimbabwe and South Africa, that included racism and apartheid…and women were prepared to fight for freedom through education,…

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Save The Children Rolls Out Ambitious Nutrition Project

By Michael Gwarisa SAVE the Children United Kingdom has availed US$6 000 towards a child food and nutrition project in Zimbabwe in a bid to complement government’s budgetary allocation towards nutrition. Speaking to HealthTimes on the sidelines of Scaling up nutrition training workshop in Harare,National Coordinator -Zimbabwe Civil Society Organizations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (ZCSOSUNA) Kudakwashe Zombe said they were engaging child Parliamentarians inn Mashonaland Central in a bid to drive this project. “This is a project that we want to implement in Mash Central, the reason why we are engaging these…

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Economic crisis worsens HIV pandemic

STAFF WRITER ZIMBABWE’S deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials and health experts agree. The southern African country’s economy had shown signs of modest improvement under the government of national unity (GNU) between 2009 and 2013, when President Robert Mugabe and his long-ruling Zanu-PF party shared power with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). However, industry has been performing poorly and company closures have picked up since Zanu-PF won general elections…

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USAID Avails US$20 Mln To Africaid To Scale Up Zvandiri Model

By Michael Gwarisa THE U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has availed a US$20 million grant towards HIV treatment, care, and support services for youths in particular those living with HIV. The grant is being awarded to a Zimbabwean private voluntary organization, Africaid who are spearheading the Zvandiri model which is targeted at young people who were born HIV positive. Speaking during the signing ceremony, USAID/Zimbabwe Mission Director Stephanie Funk said “USAID is proud to partner with Africaid to help Zimbabwean children and adolescents live longer, healthier lives. The United…

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