List of 48 Countries That Still Bar HIV+ People From Entering Their Borders

THE UNAIDS has released a list of countries which still deport or bar people living with HIV from residing or accessing life opportunities within their boarders. By Michael Gwarisa According to the UNAIDS study dubbed Still not Welcome, in 2019, around 48 countries and territories still maintain some form of HIV-related travel restriction even though it has been noted and agreed that mandatory HIV testing and bans on entry, stay and residence based on HIV status not only do not protect public health but undermine HIV prevention and treatment efforts.…

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Sanitary Wear Prices Go Berserk

PRICES of sanitary wear remains beyond the reach of many women in Zimbabwe, despite the government’s move to scrap import duty on the commodity in order to make it more affordable. SOURCE: ZBC News The development has forced women to resort to the use of unhygienic alternatives, hence exposing them to cancerous and other health related hazards. A snap survey carried out by ZBC News revealed that the cheapest pack of sanitary pads goes for close to ZW$12, while expensive brands are pegged at ZW$20. Women who spoke to ZBC…

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’25 percent of Zimbabweans Once Had a Mental Disorder’

ABOUT 25 percent of adults are believed to have suffered from a mental health disorder once upon a time in their life. By Kudakwashe Pembere Mental healthcare expert Dr Sacrifice Chirisa told HealthTimes on the sidelines of a Roundtable focus on Mental Health workshop  in Harare that Zimbabwe was not doing enough to tackle this burdening scourge. Mental health is very common. It’s ambiguous. It’s everywhere in the world. Zimbabwe included. What we have just seen is that Zimbabwe has not been very serious on mental health as it should…

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Lois Chingandu Joins Frontline AIDS

RENOWNED HIV and sexual reproductive health rights expert, Lois Chingandu has joined Frontline AIDS, a leading HIV and AIDS response organisation as its new Director of Evidence and Influence . By Michael Gwarisa Lois joins Frontline AIDS at a pivotal time for the organisation after serving at the helm of SAFAIDS Zimbabwe as Executive Director. The organisation, Frontline rebranded in February 2019 and is set to launch a new Global Plan of Action later this year and Lois together with her new team will play a central role in generating…

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Moyo Appoints New Chitungwiza Hospital Board

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo on Monday appointed a new five member Chitungwiza Central Hospital board with Professor Hilda Matarira as its chairperson. By HealthTimes Reporter Deputising Professor Matarira is Mr Enock Moyo a sales and marketing expert while the hospital’s chief executive officer Dr Enock Maida was made an ex-officio member. Mr Lameck Chibvingodze and Mrs Patricia Mutetwa were made members of the board. Officially unveiling the new board at Chitungwiza Central Hospital yesterday, Dr Moyo implored them to shun corruption. The Minister tasked the board…

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People Living With HIV To March Against ARV Stock outs

CIVIC Society Organisations (CSOs) together with people living with HIV will this Thursday, July 4, 2019, march and petition parliament over the obtaining shortage of Anteretroviral (ARVs) drugs and drug stock outs. The march is being organised by Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN), Zimbabwe Positive Youths (ZY+), Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) and will see various other pressure groups aligned to the HIV cause joining in.

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