In-country Global Fund Boss Impressed By Zim’s Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria

THE Global Fund Executive Director is in Zimbabwe assessing the country’s programming and challenges faced in the implementation of HIV, TB and Malaria programmes. By Kudakwashe Pembere Mr Peter Sands becomes the first executive director for the organisation which gave Zimbabwe USD500 million for the period of 2021 to 2023 to visit the country. I’m also conscious Zimbabwe is part of the top 10 in which the global fund invests in the world, and I think I’m the first executive director of the global fund to actually visit Zimbabwe and…

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UNFPA Monitors Coronavirus Impact On Pregnant & breastfeeding Women

Young Preganant Women at Tariro Clinic and Youty Centre

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it is closely monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic especially its effects to pregnant and lactating women. By Michael Gwarisa UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem said pregnant women deserve priority treatment during times as these. As the new Coronavirus appears across the world, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency is closely monitoring the outbreak and especially its impact on pregnant and breastfeeding women. “Safe pregnancy and child birth both depend upon functioning health systems and strict adherence to infection precautions. Women…

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#BREAKING: Lesotho Shuts Boarders As Coronavirus Fears Grow

THE government of Lesotho has with immediate effect suspended in and outbound travel as it seeks to protect its citizens from Coronavirus infection, making it the first country in Africa to issue a travel ban as a result of the pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Lesotho Principal Secretary and National Contact Point, Mrs Motena Tsolo said the move has been driven by the growing cases of human to human Covid-19 infections elsewhere in the world. This correspondence serves to inform the SADC Secretariat that the Lesotho Government has…

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It Cant Be Business As Usual- UN Warns Gvts As Coronavirus Enters Pandemic Phase

THE United Nations (UN) Secretary General (SG) Mr António Gutteres has called on governments across the globe to ramp up efforts to screen, monitor and manage the Coronavirus outbreak following the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement of the bug now being a global pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Mr Gutteres called for calm while at the same time vigilance in the face of the pandemic which has already claimed more than 4629 lives in China  and outside mainland China. All of us face a common threat – the…

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We Are More Vulnerable To Coronavirus

WE urge our government to be ready to offer quality medical care in the quandary of the coronavirus. May hearsay not lead the nation as is the current state. What is the state of preparedness? By Tendayi Westerhof Zimbabwe Women Living With HIV National Forum We need to accelerate correct information dissemination to dispel fear that has engulfed many of us and as a nation. Right now if one is just suspected to have COVID-19, neighbours, workmates stigmatize one which prevents working together and offering help. Chinese nationals are now…

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