Zimbabwe Struggles To Cover Third 95

ZIMBABWE lags behind in having 95 percent of the HIV population with viral load suppression (VLS) owing to low viral load testing services uptake, a research has found. By Kudakwashe Pembere Among the key challenges is the demotivating turnaround time taken to receive viral load testing (results VLTR).  The study done to expose the ‘Barriers to Accessing HIV Related Services for Women Living with HIV’ by Pan African Positive Women Coalition (PAPWC) Zimbabwe through a consultant Mr Amos Milanzi found  four critical challenges. The first one was the results take…

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Speakout Campaign Against GBV Launched in Epworth

A  campaign to eliminate  Gender Based Violence (GBV) at community level was today (11/12/19) launched in Epworth, Harare amidst indications that government and partners are in the process of setting up a One-Stop Centre for GBV survivors in the same area. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the launch of the Speakout: No Longer Silent Campaign in Epworth, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Small and Medium Enterprise Development Provincial Development Officer Mr Ernest Chimbodza said the only way communities can end GBV is by uniting and exposing acts of Sexual Gender…

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Govt In Talks On Powering Hospitals With Solar Energy

GOVERNMENT says it is in discussions with potential investors to ensure that Zimbabwe’s hospitals are solar powered. By Kudakwashe Pembere Incessant power cuts stretching 18 hours a day have crippled operations not only in the manufacturing sector but the health sector as well. Energy and Power Development Minister Honorable Fortune Chasi in an interview with HealthTimes in acknowledgement said they are seized with this crisis in this health sector. “There are problems with the hospitals and particularly also with mortuaries. We have brought attention today on what needs to be…

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