Zim Requires 173 Million Condoms Per Year

ZIMBABWE requires about 173 million male and female condoms annually to meet demand, a Ministry of Health and Childcare official said on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere For this year, the country with a population of about 16 million received about 136 million condoms. Addressing a High level Advocacy Meeting for Comprehensive Condom Programming in Zimbabwe Health and Childcare Deputy Director of AIDS and STIs,  Dr Tsitsi Apollo said in 2017, the country used over half of the needed amount.  With Wednesday being the International Condom Day, the meeting was a…

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Valentines Blood Drive Lives Up To Billing

BLOOD donors today thronged National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) blood clinics dotted around the country to give blood under the Valentines Blood drive campaign. By Michael Gwarisa According to a survey done by HealthTimes, as early as 8:00 am, blood donors had already come through to give blood at Joina City branch and the NBSZ Mazowe branch in Harare. In an interview on the side-lines of the Blood drive, NBSZ Public Affairs Manager, Ms Esther Massundah said the Valentines blood drive was one of the many campaigns lined up…

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UNAIDS Appoints New Deputy Executive Director of Programme

UNITED Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Shannon is an exceptional leader in AIDS and TB—with extensive experience in improving systems for health,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “From Washington DC to Zimbabwe she understands the epidemic and the response needed at the community, country and global levels—her vision and knowledge will be critical for UNAIDS and to ending AIDS by 2030.” Dr…

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