HIV/TB Co-infection Drives TB Mortality In Matebeleland

MATEBELELAND province currently has the highest TB deaths standing at 19 percent as of 2018 owing to increased cases of HIV/TB co-infection, a health official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Bulawayo In an interview on the side-lines of the World TB Day commemorations conference in Bulawayo which also marked the presentation of Zimbabwe’s first national TB patient cost survey which was done by the Ministry of health in collaboration with The Union through funding from USAID, Deputy Director Aids and TB Unit in the Ministry of health, Dr Charles…

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Access To Sexual Health Without Age Of Consent The Way To Go

THERE should be no specific age of consent on access to sexual reproductive health services while the statutory age for sexual activities should remain at 16. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by parliamentarians, High School pupils, peer educators, and health civil society organisations following reports that some were lobbying for age of consent on sex be reduced to 12 years. Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolfio Committee chair Dr Ruth Labode told HealthTimes that she was not for reducing the age of consensual sex to 12 from 16 years.…

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Action Aid Brings Relief To Cyclone Idai Affected Women

ZIMBABWE’S humanitarian organisation, Action Aid has extended US$50,000 worth donations targeted at addressing women dignity issues in the Cyclone Idai ravaged Manicaland province. By Michael Gwarisa Commenting on the development, Action Aid country director, Joy Mabenge said it had come to their attention that the Cylone which hit the province about a week ago had deeply affected women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and livelihoods hence the donation. “Our signature is quite clear, we are promoting women led emergencies, we are promoting women rights emergency response and we have brought with us here…

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