Cash Transfers Bring Hope to Drought Stricken Binga

VILLAGERS in Binga, Matebelend north province have been thrown a lifeline following the introduction of a cash transfer initiative which seeks to address the prevailing food insecurity situation dogging the district. By Michael Gwarisa in Binga The cash transfer initiative is being funded by Save the Children through funds from different member organisations of the Save the children and support from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). Briefing Journalists during a nutrition field visit in Binga district, Save the Children nutrition manager, Mthulisi Dube said Binga needed urgent…

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Calls For Free Sanitary Pads Mount

CALLS for government to provide free sanitary pads for Zimbabwean young girls grow at a time they are still beyond the reach of many. By Kudakwashe Pembere Despite government announcing its plans to introduce this much needed initiative, organisations dealing with menstrual health feel much can be done to improve the lives of girls. Sanitary pads are a very critical component for women and girls reproductive health requirements but owing to their exorbitant cost, most are having to look for alternatives some of which could have undesirable after effects in the long run.…

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68 Clefts Successfully Operated At Mpilo, Harare Hospital…Three Anesthetic Machines Fixed

OPERATION of Hope’s 28th round in Zimbabwe saw 68 successful operations for cleft lip/palate in Harare and Bulawayo. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Bulawayo leg at Mpilo Hospital saw about 48 people getting free surgeries with 20 more done at Harare Central Hospital. In an interview, Operation of Hope chief executive officer Jennifer Trubenbach said they were pleased with the operations done. “We had 68 surgeries in total that is at Harare central hospital and Mpilo,” she said. Of the Mpilo surgeries, she said the Mpilo mission went as expected doing…

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Cultural Beliefs Hamper Uptake of Alternative Menstrual Health Products

LACK of information, coupled with strong cultural beliefs around virginity and womanhood have slowed down uptake of alternative menstrual health products in marginalised communities. By Michael Gwarisa Most young girls and women in rural and other marginalised communities in Zimbabwe lack access to affordable and safe sanitary care products. Over the years, various companies in Zimbabwe have come up with innovative means of managing menstrual health in the form of menstrual cups, menstrual pants and reusable sanitary pads. In an interview with HealthTimes, United Nations Population Fund   (UNFPA )…

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