Study To Focus On Asthma Prevalence Among Zim Teenagers

ZIMBABWE is among six countries participating in a study to assess the prevalence as well  as control of asthma in children aged between 12 and 14 years a team of researchers from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences  starts it in September when schools open. By Kudakwashe Pembere The research, a first of its kind in the country will be done in conjunction with the Health and Care Ministry, City of Harare Health Department. Under the banner of a multinational project dubbed Achieving Controlled Asthma In Children In…

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Remove Age Restrictions To Contraceptives Access

CIVIL Society organisations (CSOs) have called for the expeditious removal of legal barriers to access of Sexual, Reproductive and Health Services (SRH) for all ages so as to curb unwanted teenage pregnancies, STIs and HIV infection among young girls. By Kudakwashe Pembere At a Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre (HIFC) and Compass Zimbabwe jointly organized workshop, it emerged health workers and pharmacists offer unsolicited counselling to adolescents seeking sexual and reproductive health services. So the issue that is there is that nurses, pharmacists should cease being mothers, fathers, aunts, grandmothers or…

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Save The Children Responds To Nutrition Needs In Cyclone Idai Hit Communities

SAVE the Children has responded to the Cyclone Idai disaster through providing food and nutrition needs to the affected communities. By Michael Gwarisa Through funding from Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), the relief program seeks to increase access to essential health services and prevent or improve health and nutrition outcomes among the affected communities. Speaking on the development, Save The Children Zimbabwe Nutrition Manager, Mthulisi Dube said the DEC funded Phase 1 Southern Africa Cyclone Idai 2019 project is covering Health, WASH and Nutrition activities. The project aims to meet the…

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