COVID-19 Will Widen Poverty Gap Between Women And Men- UN Study

THE COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released today by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 percent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 percent due to the pandemic and its fallout. The projections, commissioned by UN Women and UNDP, and carried out by the Pardee Centre for International Futures…

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New collaboration between Novartis and Africa Medical Supplies Platform To Facilitate Supply Of COVID-19 Related Medicines

THE African Union through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) has integrated vetted medical suppliers to ensure rapid access to affordable COVID-19 related supplies The collaboration aims to help alleviate supply and logistical constraints in the African Union member states; Portfolio of 15 generic and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines from Sandoz division will be sold at zero-profit to governments through Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) to 55 African and 15 Caricom eligible countries; the African Union through the AMSP has integrated vetted medical suppliers to ensure rapid access to affordable COVID-19…

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City Of Harare Releases New Garbage Collection Schedule

THE City of Harare has released a garbage collection timetable after weeks of failed collections. Through their Facebook Page, the City of Harare said, “Council advises that the Fire at Pomona Dumpsite was successfully suppressed on 31 August. Preparations to resume normal operations at the dumpsite are in progress upon certification by EMA. Meanwhile a blitz operation to clear backlogs that emanated from the two week non collection period commenced on Saturday 29 August. The blitz is being conducted as per attached schedule. When done, normal door to door collections…

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Men with waists over 40 inches ‘are 35% more likely to die of prostate cancer

MEN who store fat around their midriff are in greater danger of dying from prostate cancer, research suggests. A man with 40inch (103cm) waist or above has a 35 per cent higher risk of dying from the disease than one who wears a 35inch (90cm) or lower trouser size. The Oxford University study, looking at more than 200,000 men, did not find an increased risk in people with higher overall body fat if it was spread around the body. This suggests it is the specific location of the fat that…

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Zim Traditional Medicines Practitioners Applaud Gvt For Engaging Them In COVID-19 Fight

TRADITIONAL medicines practitioners have applauded government and the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) for recognizing their role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the country’s 10 provinces. By Michael Gwarisa This also comes at a time the world is celebrating the African Traditional Medicines day which is commemorated every on the first of September. In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA) president, Mr Friday Chishanyu said traditional medicines practitioners deserve recognition and assistance from government. We are happy that…

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WHO To Host Conference to Discuss Strategies To End Preventable Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths By 2030

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) will tomorrow be hosting a webinar to launch the 2025 Every Newborn Coverage Targets and Milestones, plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by the year 2030, According to the WHO, global actions now will determine the course of maternal and newborn health for the next decade and the health and lives of future generations. Essential health services, including high-quality maternal and newborn health care must be sustained and further strengthened to withstand shocks like COVID-19, in order to protect the lives and health…

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