Zim Quarantine Facilities Still Experiencing Test Kits Shortages- ZADHR

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has raised alarm of the low testing levels across Zimbabwe’s quarantine facilities as a result of shortages of test kits. By Michael Gwarisa According to the ZADHR’s 6th COVID-19 Monitoring and Advocacy Report, the shortages have resulted in test kits being priced way above the reach of many. Over the past 2 weeks ZADHR has received reports of shortages of screening and test kits at quarantine centres in Harare, Gweru, Chinhoyi and Victoria Falls and in some cases returnees being asked…

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Centralised COVID-19 Responses Hindering service Delivery in local authorities

WHEN the State fails to devolve its powers to the citizenry local government structures, the citizens lose their interest in what the government is doing. During the COVID-19, it has become very clear that without devolution, decisions will continue to be made by the central government for the different local government structures in Zimbabwe. By Precious Shumba, HRT Director  Devolution means transferring decision making powers to the local tiers of government. The citizens have the right to vote and play oversight over their local government structures, with the capacity to…

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Infertility: Don’t wait until it’s too late!

JUNE is World Infertility Awareness Month and there’s no better time to be proactive about your fertility health Parenthood is undeniably one of the most universally desired goals in adulthood, and most people have life plans that include children. However, not all couples who want a pregnancy will achieve one spontaneously and a proportion will need to seek medical treatment to help resolve underlying fertility problems. It’s therefore understandable that infertility has been recognised as a public health issue worldwide by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Infertility is when you…

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All High School Girls To Get Free Sanitary Products In New Zealand

Girls in New Zealand high schools will no longer have to pay for sanitary products after the government announced it would foot the bill in an attempt to stamp out widespread period poverty. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said sanitary supplies for a monthly period were not a luxury, but a necessity and too many girls were skipping school because they weren’t able to afford pads and tampons. Schools in deprived areas also reported girls being forced to use toilet paper, newspaper and rags in an attempt to manage their period.…

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