COVID-19 could reverse gains made for African children, warns Save the Children

THE COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse progress made for children in Africa by years or even decades, with economic aftershocks risking to push an additional 33 million children into poverty, according to Save the Children. With malaria levels projected to rise to levels of some 20 years ago, an estimated 265 million younger children out of school because of COVID-19 and the virus added to the factors driving food insecurity, the pandemic is expected to have a long term impact on children, despite early decisive action taken by many African…

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ZCSOSUNA Engages Nutrition Champions To Raise Awareness In Communities

THE Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (ZCSOSUNA) is in the process of engaging experts from various fields to act as Nutrition Champions in a bid to drive the nutrition message at grassroots level. By Michael Gwarisa The nutrition champions will be drawn from Media, Music and Arts industry, Parliament, Private Sector and government. Speaking on the development, ZCSOSUNA National Coordinator, Mr Kudakwashe Zombe said the move was meant to simplify and demystify some of the myths society has on nutrition through using individuals they are familiar with.…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Terminates All DRAX Contracts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has directed the National Pharmaceutical Company (NTAPHARM) to terminate with immediate effect all contracts  with DRAX Consult SAGL for the delivery of Medicines and surgical sundires. In a letter written to Mrs Florah Sifeku, the NATPHARM Managing Director, the ministry’s acting permanent secretary, Dr Gibson said the cancellation of all the contracts should be completed by Friday, June 12 2020. You are being directed to cancel ALL contracts that you had with Drax SAGL with immediate effect. Please be advised that this…

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#COVID-19: NAC Adjusts HIV Services According To COVID-19 Framework

THE National Aids Council (NAC) says it has modified its operations in accordance with the new COVID-19 environment in a bid to avoid disruption of critical services under the prevailing pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, NAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Benard Madzima said services were largely affected at the initial stages of the lockdown owing to strict restrictions which characterized the environment then but they have since found innovative ways of availing critical services to communities across the country. Since the start of the national…

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