Avail More Financial Resources Towards Water & Sanitation-UN

THE Zimbabwean government should mobilise more resources in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs as well as increase emergency preparedness to waterborne outbreaks to fulfil Sustainable Development Goal 6, a UNICEF official recommends. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking at a public discussion on WASH in Zimbabwe, UNICEF Head of WASH Mr Aidan Cronin bemoaned the chronic water shortages in the country. When water is not available, it’s affecting hygiene and sanitation. We know that open defecation in urban areas has increased because people don’t have the water to flush the toilets…

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Cut Expenditure On Military and Channel Funds To Health

THE Zimbabwe national budget should cease prioritising military expenditure and channel funds towards the ailing health sector in order to reduce internal conflict from disgruntled healthcare workers. By Michael Gwarisa Giving an analysis of the 2020 Health Budget, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said the 2020 budget has remained static and largely uninspiring and the humongous allocation of fund to the military was worrisome. While the Ministries of Basic Education and Health got the second and third highest votes after agriculture, their allocations at…

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Six teams go to battle in PEPFAR Test and Score Challenge

IN one of the first events to celebrate  World AIDS Day (December 1), six recreational soccer clubs will  contest in the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS  Relief (PEPFAR) and Harare Professionals Soccer League (Hpsl) Test and  Score Challenge Tournament on Saturday. The event will be held at Mbare High School grounds on November, 23, 2019 starting at 9 am, with the finals expected to  be played at 2.30 pm. In addition to football and dance entertainment,  PEPFAR partners will provide health services on the sidelines of the  matches…

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