Shot In The Arm For Zim Women Entrepreneurs

By Daniel Phiri  AS the old adage goes, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” For one Rumbidzai Manzonzo of Sheen Cosmetics and Services based in Mutare, the Zimbabwe: Works project (Z:W) a USAID, DFID and SIDA funded project came at the right time and made her realize her dreams of owning a cosmetics business. The project is a five-year US$12.5million initiative funded by the USAID in partnership DFID and SIDA to strengthen NGOs and private…

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WHO Worried Over Public Health Bill Delay

By Michael Gwarisa THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says the continued delay in finalizing the Public Health Bill  was an embarrassment for Zimbabwe as it exposes lack of will by the executive to turnaround fortunes of the health sector. Speaking on the sidelines of the UHC2030 Civil Society engagement workshop, WHO’s Dr Stanely Midzi bemoned the delay and called on government to speed up the Public health Bill’s promulgation before the current parliament’s term lapses as this might further delay the process. “The new public health document is a brilliant…

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“Politicians Should Stop Flying Outside For Healthcare”

By Michael Gwarisa  POLITICAL leaders have been blamed for the continued demise of  the local health infrastructure and facilities owing to their frequent visits abroad to seek health attention, shunning local services. Briefing a UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement meeting this morning in the capital, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) executive director Mr Itai Rusike said as long as there is no political will in addressing challenges bedeviling the health sector, we can forget about achieving health targets and health rights. “As long as there is  no political will, and…

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