Ecosure Enters Open Defecation Fight

ECOSURE, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless has partnered with Hitbay to construct toilets in  Harare in a move that that is set to reduce open defecation. By Michael Gwarisa The development is in line with with the World Toilet Day  commemorations which is celebrated every year to promote sanitation and also help break taboos around toilets. The United Nation General Assembly formally recognised November 19 as the World Toilet Day in 2013. One of the toilets was set up at Mupedzamhamo, the sprawling open air market place at Mbare. We…

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Stanbic kick-starts major health services initiative

STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe launched a Corporate Social Investment Flagship project, which debuted at the handover of the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe half-way house known as Tariro Hostel held recently. To kick-start USIZO-RUYAMURO, Stanbic Bank refurbished and purchased bed linen and other utilities for the Hostel which provides rent-free accommodation for cancer patients who do not stay in Harare when they come for their chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Harare Central Hospital. Established in 1974 by CAZ, Tariro Hostel has been lying idle since 2007 as it succumbed…

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Tourism Industry Could Fund Zim Healthcare

HEALTH experts have called on Zimbabwe’s government to consider broadening the health financing net by tapping into better performing sectors such as tourism among others. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe’s health sector is currently reeling from under-funding with majority of financial resources coming from donors and the international community. However, there have been growing calls from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and health economists to consider mobilising domestic financial resources to fund health sector operations. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Assistant Country Representative, Abigail Msemburi said the tourism sector was currently one…

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