Poor Health Delivery Systems In Zim Prisons

THE Research and Advocacy Unit has bemoaned the state of healthcare delivery in prisons citing shortage of staff and medication needing urgent redress. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a policy brief released on Wednesday, RAU urges government and prison administrators to ensure that inmates right to is adequately protected and clearly stipulated. “Therefore, prison administrations have a responsibility to ensure that inmates receive proper health care and that prison conditions promote the wellbeing of both prisoners and prison staff. Health care staff must deal with inmates primarily as patients and not…

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UNFPA Awards Six SRHR Video Makers

SIX visual content creators walked away winners of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Video Competition. By Kudakwashe Pembere They received prizes ranging from laptops, cameras and smartphones for outstanding content on themes such Access to SRHR services by young people, HIV prevention, prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, including child marriage, preventing teenage pregnancy, and preventing substance abuse. There were 24 submissions in the competition as content came from various settings as far as Insiza, in Matebeleland. Most of the videos were…

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Zim Breaks World Kidney Removal Surgery Record

ZIMBABWE has broken the world record of removing a large kidney tumor, offsetting a Japanese operation done in 2009. By Kudakwashe Pembere A Zimbabwean woman Mrs Milka Gwatiringa had a kidney mass weighing 12, 6 KGs surgically removed at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on July 31, 2019 after having it for about 11 years. The tumor was 33cm long with a width of about 30 cm. Recorded in the International Journal of Urology, a Japanese Professor Kazumi is said to have removed a record large 11, 5 KG tumor. Briefing…

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