Cyclone Idai Leaves 75 000 HIV Positive Women Vulnerable

A total number of 75 000 HIV positive women  from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawai were affected by the Cyclone Idai which left millions in need of humanitarian assistance. By Michael Gwarisa In a flooding scenario, most people loose valuables ranging from property, medicines, shelter clothing and food items. According to the March 2019 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  Sub-Regional Situation Report for Malawi  Mozambique and Zimbabwe,  nearly 3 million people have been affected by flooding, among them more than 600,000 women of reproductive age, 70,000 pregnant women and 75,000 women…

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Parent To Child Communication Bridges SRHR Gap At Grassroots

ZIMBABWE has over the years been battling soaring cases of teenage pregnancies, early marriages, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV infections in adolescents among a host of other sexual reproductive health related issues. By Michael Gwarisa recently In Zvimba According to the National Adolescent Fertility Study (NAFS) of 2016 conducted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), adolescent pregnancies remain a major contributor to maternal and child mortality in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the adolescent fertility…

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SAFAIDS Launches Mobile SRHR App

SAfAIDS is empowering adolescents and youths to engage in social accountability monitoring of Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] services through MobiSAfAIDS, an innovative mobile application. The organisation is empowering disadvantaged adolescents and youths in rural Hwange District with knowledge and skills on how they can engage health service providers towards enhancing SRH services delivery for young people. This is meant to promote youth participation in SRH services policy transformation conversation. The regional organisation in partnership with the Sweden (Sida) and Buwalo Matalikilo Trust [BMT] launched a Youth Friendly Corner at Lukosi…

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