Deaf Zim Trust In Comprehensive Youth SRHR Training

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) in conjunction with Mashambanzou Care Trust and Disability HIV and AIDS trust (DHAT), have embarked on a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) training for youths living with disabilities. By Michael Gwarisa The program also targets non-disabled youths and aims among other things to equip young people with the necessary information regarding sexual reproductive health. Deaf Zimbabwe programs officer, Veronica Mwanza said the program commenced in 2017 and spilled over into 2018 and 2019 respectively. The first phase of the program was in 2017 to 2018…

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Depression: Silent Killer for Young Girls & Women Living With HIV

PUBERTY is one stage associated with anxiety, joy and stress for young girls transitioning from childhood to adulthood. The hormonal and reproductive changes which include the bulging bust, widening of hips, protruding hindquarters and menstrual flows all just come too fast within a short space of time. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Gweru However, for adolescents and young girls living with HIV, this phase could be traumatic and heart rending in the absence of proper counselling and psychosocial support. Phyliss Mavushe (24), a young person living with HIV and also…

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Zim HIV Infections Drop 44 percent: UNAIDS

HIV infections in Zimbabwe have gone down 44 percent as the country eyes a 75 percent reduction by 2020. This  has been attributed  to massive multisectoral responses against the epidemic. By Kudakwashe Pembere UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Dr Shannon Hader revealed this at the launch of the Zimbabwe Health Situation Room on Friday. “We have all committed worldwide to fast track targets that are going to help us end HIV as a public health threat by 2030. And you have heard about some of these targets. Reaching 90-90-90 for treatment,…

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Zim Launches Integrated Health Situation Room

ZIMBABWE on Friday, launched an Integrated Health Situation Room making it the eighth country in Africa to have real time tracking of diseases  tracking HIV testing, treatment, maternal mortality, gender based violence, and other health indicators. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health situation rooms are software platforms designed to support decision-making on countries’ health responses. Officiating the launch, Health and Child care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said having achieved notable strides against HIV, the country was lagging behind technological innovations that make access and use of data simple. “This innovation as presented…

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Nurses Down Tools…As Ultimatum Expires

NURSES from all public health institutions have gone on a one week long industrial action, healthtimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa In a letter directed to the Health Services Board apex Council, the Zimbabwe  Nurses Association (ZNA) said the 14 day altimutim they had given the authorities to resolve their griviances had lasped, hence the strike. “It was noted in the aforementioned meeting that whilst there had been some attempts to address minor grivances, the most important grievances relating to remuneration of Health workers vis-a-vis the current economic climate have…

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