NBSZ To Open Another Blood Donation Clinic in Bulawayo

The National Blood Services Zimbabwe will open a new blood donation clinic in Bulawayo in July this year for easy reach to people living in the city. By Kuda Pembere Speaking to HealthTimes, NBSZ chief executive Ms Lucy Marowa said the centre will be closer to the people in Bulawayo. “National Blood Services is opening a new CBD clinic in Bulawayo at the Post Office Building. It will start to operate on the First of July. This is to bring access to our beloved donors who find that the current…

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NetOne donates $25 000 to NBSZ

The National Blood Services Zimbabwe has received $25 000 from state owned operator NetOne which will be used in its blood donation activities. By HealthTimes Reporter With a relationship spanning 12 years, NetOne has been assisting NBSZ in various initiatives. “National Blood Transfusion Services us always one such important organisation. This 2018 partnership marks the 12 th year of NetOne’s continuous support to NBSZ. This partnership started in 2006 and we are proud to have walked this journey all the years,” he said. The MNO will also be involved in…

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#PEPFAR15: PEPFAR Scales Up HIV Prevention in Zimbabwe

…More People Initiated On ART The U.S Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched the PEPFAR’s year-long 15th anniversary campaign amidst indications that close to 900 000 people living with HIV received Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in 2017 through its efforts. The celebrations will be running under the theme “15 Years of Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships which is aimed at highlighting the tremendous impact, efficiency, and accountability of the U.S. government’s longstanding HIV/AIDS leadership across three administrations. According to PEPFAR, latest trends indicate that death and despair have…

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Lacking sight, one farmer finds his vision

Yamurayi Choruwa, 43, was born partially blind. By Tatenda Rodney Macheka A name given by his parents when they realized his condition,“Yamurayi,” loosely translated from the local dialect, means “a call for help,” and he admits that for many years he spent sleepless nights crying and worrying about himself. According to the Zimbabwe Council for the Blind, it is estimated that 125,000 people in Zimbabwe are blind and twice that number are visually impaired. These people often face social discrimination, as well as challenges in access to education and work.…

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Baby dies from induced vomiting prescribed by prophet

A 10-MONTH-OLD baby from Hope Fountain in Umguza district on the outskirts of Bulawayo choked to death after salt water was forcibly administered on him to induce vomiting as prescribed by a prophet. SOURCE: THE CHRONICLE The baby had a problem with phlegm and a prophet from the Twelve Apostolic Church allegedly instructed the mother to administer warm salt water to the child to get rid of the phlegm. The baby’s mother, Ms Langalakhe Hlabangana (17), said her son died on Monday morning, minutes after a fellow church member, Ms…

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Operation Of Hope Commences Cleft Lip/palate Screening in Harare

OPERATION of Hope has commenced cleft lip and cleft palate SCREENING sessions at Harare  Central hospital, pending surgeries which will run  up to Friday 25, May 2018, amidst indications that not less than 55 operations will be conducted over the period. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Operation of Hope president Jennifer Trubenbach said the response to the call for screening has been overwhelming and they were expecting more numbers to come through in the course of the week. “At least as we speak, we have screened not less than 35 although some…

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Men Cant Be Trusted In The Fight Against GBV- Women Rights Groups

WOMEN Rights organisations representatives at the two day SafAids Symposium on Best Practices in HIV and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Gender Norms Transforming Regional Linking & Learning, say men can not be trusted as partners in the fight against GBV and there was need to put them under check. By Michael Gwairisa This however is despite increasing  calls for male involvement and mainstreaming men in the GBV war so as to break the barriers patriarchy has installed in society. Women Action Group, Zimbabwe director, Edinah Masiyiwa said there…

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SafAIDS Launches Best Practice Book…Celebrates Successful Community Work

….Women say GBV has gone down from SafAids Initiatives at rural community level …School dropout cases drastically reduced in Marange area Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) this morning (16/05/18) launched the Best Practice Book, a detailed piece which documents some of the most successful stories the organisation and its partners have achieved in some of the most marginalized rural communities in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The Book titled “Integrating HIV and GBV Prevention Through Community Resilience Building: Success Stories from Zimbabwe,” is testimony of some of…

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Early Christmas For Nurses…As Gvt Deposits Thousands In Their Accounts

GOVERNMENT this morning deposited amounts ranging from $2000 up to $7000 in various nurses accounts as backdated payments to the $5 million owed to nurses in unpaid salaries and allowances. By MichaelGwarisa The payments were distributed according to category and in accordance with the time one has served and is owed by government. Nurses who spoke to HealthTimes confirmed the development but however lamented the unfair distribution of the monies between experienced and Primary Care Nurses (PCNs) whom they believe should have gotten less in the windfall. “It is true,…

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Childline Records 30% Child Sexual Abuse Cases

[dropcap][/dropcap]CHILD Rights organisation, Childline Zimbabwe says it received 14 000 cases of child abuse over the years and 30 percent of the cases were sexually related. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists, Childline Mashonaland Helpline Officer, Maureen Kambarami said most cases reported through their Helpline are child sexual abuse cases and indications are that 90 percent of these offenses are committed by either a parent, guardian, teacher or anyone they know. “Sexual abuse throughout the years, comes as the most reported form of abuse dating back from inception even. This could…

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