COVID-19 Threatens Access To Obsteric Care

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem says the prevailing COVID-19 global health pandemic was making difficult for some pregnant women to access obstetric care. By Michael Gwarisa In her statement to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula commemorations to be  held tommorow, 23 May 2020, Dr Kanem said the prevailing global pandemic had pushed health systems to limits. Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the past 25 years in advancing the health and rights of women…

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#JUSTIN: Chitungwiza Council Allows Kitchen Feeding Project To Continue

THE  Chitungwiza City Council has allowed the Chitungwiza soup kitchen run by lawyer Samantha Murozoki to continue after it had been temporarily shut down by Government. The council will provide the soup kitchen with a new place which has been identified at a local crèche. Meanwhile she will cook from home until the place is ready. All her helpers will be tested for Covid-19 and they will be provided with council police to help them control the crowds that always number into thousands daily! Let us all SUPPORT this kitchen…

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#BREAKING: Exciting News of an HIV Injectable Drug

Dr Nyaradzo Mgodi MBChB, MMed, Investigator of Record, HPTN-084 Zimbabwe – University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Trials Research Centre, and HPTN Executive Committee Member

WITH hope of an HIV injectable on the horizon set to change prevention of HIV to manageable levels, an injection administered every two months has shown success in clinical trials. By Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent Spouses in discordant unions are at risk of acquiring HIV. With condoms offering safe sex not generally practised, prevention before and after sexual encounters in general rely on pills for prevention. Globally 1.7 million acquire HIV annually. The pill burden faced by those taking pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) tablets may be a thing of the…

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#COVID-19: HIV Virological Suppression Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic Says PEPFAR

THE United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) says it was critical to ensure the HIV viral load is suppressed under the prevailing global health crisis where majority of health services have been interrupted. By Michael Gwarisa PEAPFAR recently published guidelines to ensure continuous and effective HIV and AIDS treatement and care under the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE To Access PEPFAR Document: According to PEPFAR, evidence on the impact of COVID-19 amongst PLHIV was still scarce and there is currently no direct evidence that people with HIV…

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Cabinet Accedes To Nurses’ Flexi Hours Demands

CABINET has reneged  on its earlier decision to cease the flexi-hour system for nurses approving a new working schedule. By Kuda Pembere This new arrangement gives nurses two weeks at work and two weeks home. Speaking at the 16th Cabinet Decision Matrix media briefing on Thursday, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa acknowledged the deficit of Government nurses in hospitals. Government having disbanded the flexi-hours and taken cognisance of the inadequate number of nurses on the establishment of the Ministry of Health and Child Care to allow…

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