Sanitary Pads Crisis Hit University Students

ZIMBABWE’S urban young girls feel cheated on the pricing and quality of sanitary pads being made in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged at the launch of a Menstrual Health Promotion Campaign funded by the Swedish Embassy with the implementation done by Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe. Contrary to popular belief stating how menstrual products are expensive to those living in the rural areas, young girls living in the urban areas also feel the pinch. SayWhat Sexual Reproductive Health Rights advocate at the University of Zimbabwe Munashe Mhaka said university…

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#BREAKING: Court Orders Doctors To Return To Work

THE labour Court has told doctors to abandon the strike and resume work immediately. By Michael Gwarisa Justice Lawrence Murasi today ruled that the strike was illegal thereby asking the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association members to terminate the collective job action. “It is ordered that the collective job action engaged by members of respondent on September 3 2019 be and is hereby declared unlawful. The said collective job action be and is hereby ordered to be terminated forthwith.” Details to follow….

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Zimbabwean girls ‘take over’ UN leadership

GIRLS selected from the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe today took over roles as leaders in the United Nations (UN) and six of its  agencies in commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child. The girls were selected from the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe through an essay competition took the helm of UN leadership replacing the roles of the UN Resident Coordinator, and six UN heads of Agencies making a symbolic statement on the need to empower girls to make decisions, assume leadership roles, and live and thrive in a gender…

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End Stigma Against Mental Illnesses Says Health Minister

HEALTH and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo says Zimbabwe should end stigma associated to those living with mental illnesses to avert suicides. By Kudakwashe Pembere Officiating the World Mental Health Day which was themed focusing on suicide prevention, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo Zimbabwe need to start talking about this silent epidemic of suicides. “The theme for this year’s mental health day happens to be suicide prevention. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29 after road traffic accidents. And…

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