NBSZ Assists Cyclone Idai Schools

THE National Blood Service Zimbabwe has donated dignity kits and stationery to at least six schools that were affected by Cyclone Idai in March this year. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mutare The donation is valued at RTGS$169 425.35 and is set to benefit at the six schools which also used to be NBSZ major collection panels. These are Biriri High School, Chimanimani High School, Ndima High School, Nyahode High School, Risutu High School and St Charles Luwanga. NBSZ  Public Affairs Manager Esther Massundah said they will continue to provide…

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Global Young Women and Adolescent Girls SRHR Movement Launches In Zim

A global movement advocating for young girls and adolescent girls decision making power over their Sexual  Reproductive Health and Rights was launched in Harare on Friday night. By Kudakwashe Pembere She Decides Zimbabwe Coordinator and movement builder Mr Onward Chironda said donor agencies, civil society organisations, diplomatic corps, faith based organisation and parliamentarians pledged to support their cause. The movement is about creating a community or world safe for adolescent girls, safer for them decide on issues of teenage pregnancy, gender based violence, child marriages and other many harmful cultural…

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Disability Inclusive Development Key To Achieving UHC In LMICs including Zimbabwe

AS we approach the International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) on 12 December 2019, it is critical to rally African governments including Zimbabwe to reflect on the milestones in achieving UHC. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a key part of the concept of primary healthcare launched in 1978 known as the Alma Ata (1978) declaration and reinforced in 2018 under the Astana declaration (2018). UHC aims to mobilize diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achieve universal health coverage, leaving no one behind. IS IT…

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Child Adoption On The Rise In Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWEANS seem to be embracing the concept of adoption as  a form of parenting following rigorous awareness campaigns by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to demystify misconceptions surrounding the practice. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mutare Presenting at the REPSSI organised Journalists Orientation workshop on Child reporting in Mutare, Child Protection Officer in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Mrs Patience Nhire said the Zimbabwean society was slowly moving away from traditional negative beliefs against adoption. In the past, adoption used to be taboo in Zimbabwe as a result…

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