Pan African Parliament Commits To Forming Immunisation Caucus

THE Pan-African Parliament has adopted a resolution on the establishment of an African Parliamentarian Caucus on Immunization, to drive forward the body’s commitment to ensuring that all children across the continent have access to the vaccines they need. Expanding access to immunization will help lay the foundation for universal health coverage across Africa, a cause which the Pan-African Parliament strongly supports,” said Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan-African Parliament. Universal health coverage (UHC) has gained significant political momentum across Africa in recent years, with many countries committing to…

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All Set For 20th Annual Board of Healthcare Funders conference

PREPARATIONS to the 20th annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) of southern Africa conference to be held in Capetown, South Africa form July 21 to 24, 2019 are in place amidst indications that the gathering will attract participation from most African countries. By Michael Gwarisa The conference is set to explore a future-focused approach to healthcare. The theme of the conference, Convergence 2030 – Healthcare reimagined, will reflect on the past 20 years and define the desirable future for healthcare systems for the year 2030 and the role of convergence…

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First Lady Applauds UNFPA Investment Towards Obstetric Fistula

FIRST Lady of Zimbabwe, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa has commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for extending financial and technical support towards managing obstetric fistula around the country. By Michael Gwarisa In her statement in recognition of the day to end obstetric fistula, Amai Mnangagwa said the condition has a devastating effect on the dignity and life of most women. Obstetric fistula (OF) is a devastating injury which occurs  to women at child birth. It is an abnormal connection between the vagina, rectum and/or bladder which may develop after prolonged…

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Dam Water Levels Seriously Decline

THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has warned of continued depleting dam water levels around the country, a situation which could trigger a water and sanitation crisis. By Michael Gwarisa Through their microblogging site, ZINWA said most rivers have since stopped flowing, resulting  in water levels drastically falling over the past few months. Our dams continue on a downward trajectory as most rivers have stopped flowing while the intensification of winter cropping has increased outflows. The national dam level average is now 66,8%. “During the same week last year, the…

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