US$84.9 Mln Urgently Needed To Support Zim National COVID-19 Response

 THE  United Nations and partners launched an updated Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) in New York requesting for US$6.7 billion to protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries. Launching the updated GHRP, UN Humanitarian Chief, Mark Lowcock called for swift and determined action to avoid the most destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised GHRP includes nine additional vulnerable countries: Benin, Djibouti, Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe, and programmes to respond to the growth in food insecurity. In…

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#COVID-19: How Organizations can Restore Confidence in Employees Through Health Benefits

IN light of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become even more critical for organizations to properly manage the impact of a disaster, whether it is a cyberattack, earthquake or a medical pandemic by protecting their employees. This will equip workers with the right knowledge and tools required to navigate difficult tides; particularly those faced with any challenges related to health and wellness. By Risha Isaac, Associate Consultant: Health Benefits, Mercer So far, the world has recorded 3,838,312 cases, 1,308,672 recoveries and 265,374 deaths as of 10:53 GMT, May 7 2020.…

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Decentralize Third line ART Drugs Collection During Lockddown -Rights group

MINISTRY of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCC) should consider decentralizing the third line regimen of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) to avoid increase on defaulter rate, an HIV/AIDS rights group said. HealthTimes Reporter Currenlty, the third line drug collection services are being offered at Parirenyatwa in Harare and United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH). Third line therapy, sometimes called salvage or rescue therapy, is a treatment regiments for people who have few or limited anti drug options. This includes people who have failed are least two previous anti HIV regiments or people with…

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#BREAKING: US Gvt Approves US$230 Mln To Fight HIV In Zimbabwe

THE United States has approved more than $230 million to support the fight against HIV in Zimbabwe and achieve epidemic control through a comprehensive package of prevention, treatment and support services. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols made the announcement on April 30 following the approval of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan for 2020 (COP 2020). The $230,373,521 plan, which would begin on October 1, 2020 and run through September 30, 2021, is now awaiting approval by U.S. Congress. This commitment represents a significant increase…

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