Cyclone Idai Pushes Up Malaria Cases and Deaths

MALARIA cases and deaths rose by 11 percent and 18, 5 percent respectively from the beginning of the year on the back of flooding caused by Cyclone Idai, a Health and Child Care Ministry official said on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking on behalf of Health Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo, the ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary Dr Gibson Sibanda told journalists that change in weather patterns hamper the efforts made in eliminating malaria in Zimbabwe. “However despite these achievements there were some challenges. This year’s weather changes which alternated between long…

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Engage Males In SRHR Programs: UNFPA

BOYS and men should not be left out in sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programs, a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere UNFPA Zimbabwe Country Representative Dr Esther Muia said this at the launch of the State of the World Population (SWOP) 2019 Report on Wednesday. “The title for this year’s State of the World Population Report is “Unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all” is showing that there is progress in the attainment of reproductive health and rights by women,…

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Adolescents Birth Rate Rises In Zim…Despite Increase In Contraceptives Coverage

ZIMBABWE has progressed in availing modern contraceptive methods to its population from 42% percent in 1994 to 67% in 2018, while the fertility rate has declined from 4.3% to 4 percent in 2018, the 2019 State of the World Population (SWOP) report has revealed. By Michael Gwarisa Giving the findings of the SWOP 2019 report, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Director, Mr Charles Mujajati said it was government’s mandate to  ensure they are growing the economy faster than they are growing the population  and the only way that can…

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