Old Mutual Launches Emergency Rescue Package

OLD Mutual Zimbabwe has partnered Ace Air & Ambulance in launching an Emergency Rescue package which will offer emergency air & road medical rescue package to Old Mutual existing and new customers with effect from 1 Sept 2019. By Michael Gwarisa The Old Mutual Emergency Rescue Package comes with affordable rates & offers provision of a 24 hr emergency medical rescue; road & air ambulance, supported by helicopter services; provision of a medical doctor on board who attends to patients during transportation. James Halstead the Managing Director for Ace Air…

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Research And Development Can Fast Track Malaria Eradication

THE World Health Organization (WHO) says accelerated research and development (R&D) in new tools for malaria prevention and treatment is key if the world is to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future. By HealthTimes Reporter This recommendation came in a report from WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme). Currently, less than 1% of funding for health R&D investment goes to developing tools to tackle malaria. “To achieve a malaria-free world we must reinvigorate the drive to find the transformative strategies and tools that can be tailored to the…

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Excessive Phone Use In Teens Not Linked To Mental Illness

A new study has found that the time teens invest on their phones and online does not necessarily have adverse effects on their mental health. By Kudakwashe Pembere The study tracking young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using digital technoflogy linked to worse mental health outcomes was published in a journal called Clinical Psychological Science. These findings coming at a time when guardians, parents, or society worry about tons of hours spent on phones having undesired effects on their mental health could provide some relief.…

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PEPFAR To Invest $2 Billion For Women and Girls Empowerment

THE United States Government (USG) announced that it will invest nearly $2 billion this year to advance gender equality by supporting millions of women and girls through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). “Through PEPFAR, the U.S. government is deeply committed to gender equality,” said Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. “We are putting resources and actions behind our words by investing nearly $2 billion this year to save and improve the lives of millions of women…

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When Votes Matter More Than Preventing SGBV

ZIMBABWE is grappling with a huge burden of early marriages, rape, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and young girls. By Michael Gwarisa Government  through support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donor and civil society groups have been running various programs at community level in a bid to end early marriages. According to the UNICEF 2017 statistics, 32% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before the age of 18 and 4% are married before their 15th birthday. The lowest median ages of marriage are…

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