Global Fund Gives Zim USD25 Million For Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

THE Global Fund has given Zimbabwe USD25 million for the preparedness and response of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said on Monday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing journalists on the state of the nation regarding the COVID-19 virus, Dr Moyo said they have drawn down about 5percent of the Global Fund grant of USD500 million. “We have been given USD25 million by the Global Fund. That’s true. It’s a reality. We have taken 5 percent of their global fund contribution to Zimbabwe. Five…

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Commuters At High Risk Of Contracting Coronavirus- PAZ

PEOPLE who use public transport to commute either on a day to day basis or occasionally, are at risk of respiratory diseases as, it is an ideal setting for the spread of respiratory ailments, the Passengers Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) has said. By Tafadzwa Goliati Bus termini, buses and kombis are environments where a droplet-spread disease such as coronavirus (Covid-19) can thrive. Furthermore, public service vehicles can be used by those who would have travelled abroad, including to hot spots such as China and Italy. Thus, as Passengers Association of…

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#JUSTIN: Hotel Boots Out Coronavirus Suspect Soon After Arrival From China…Two More Cases Admitted At Wilkins

A local hotel has turned away a female Chinese national who had just arrived in the country for suspicions of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa The lady  according to the Harare City Health department was picked up along Bishop Gaul in Belvedere Harare with her bags after she was turned away from where she wanted to book. Harare City Health department director, Dr Prosper Chonzi said they today admitted two Covid-19 suspected cases, a lady and a 52 year old Chinese man who had come in…

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Katswe & Partners Intensify SGBV Fight In Epworth

KATSWE Sisterhood, has ramped up efforts to reduce Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in one of Harare’s SGBV hotspot, Epworth through partnering religious organisations, schools and community advocates to raise awareness on the subject. By Michael Gwarisa The organisation is also working in collaboration with ministry of Women Affairs, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Trocaire, Swedish government, The Adult Rape Clinic (ARC),  JF Kapnek Trust and the National Aids Council  (NAC) to manage SGBV issues in the area. Speaking during a Girls and Women symposium in Epworth, Katswe Sistahood…

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