Gvt Appoints COVID-19 Experts Advisory Committee

INFORMATION, publicity and broadcasting services minister, minister Monica Mutsvangwa has announced a new COVID-19 Experts Advisory Committee comprising of experts from various fields of expertise. By Michael Gwarisa The committee will provide scientific based evidence, advice and guidance on the National COVID-19 preparedness and response. The public may recall that Cabinet approved the establishment of a COVID-19 Experts Advisory Committee, whose objective will be to provide science-based evidence, advice and guidance on the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in support of timely evidence- based policy decisions. “Today, Cabinet approved the…

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#JUSTIN: Bars Now Allowed To Operate, As Gvt Eases Lockdown

CABINET has resolved to allow bars, night clubs and other liquor retailers to  operate though under strict COVID-19 regulations. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing, Information minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said the move was part of the easing of restrictions at the back of the positive trajectory the COVID-19 infection pattern has taken lately even though she encouraged citizens to be vigilant to avoid unnecessary spread of the virus. Following representations from the Liquor Retailers’ Association seeking permission for liquor retailers to commence operations, Cabinet…

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2020 HIV Targets Won’t Be Met As COVID-19 Blows HIV Progress Away

A new report by UNAIDS shows remarkable, but highly unequal, progress, notably in expanding access to antiretroviral therapy. According to the report, the global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached because the achievements have not been shared equally within and between countries, HealthTimes  The report, Seizing the moment, warns that even the gains made could be lost and progress further stalled if we fail to act. It highlights just how urgent it is for countries to double down and act with greater urgency to reach the millions…

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Anna Sango Joins Global Network of People Living With HIV

TRAILBLAZING and young HIV advocate, Anna Sango has joined the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) as the PLHIV Stigma Index advocacy officer. By Michael Gwarisa As an advocacy officer, Anna will be working closely with the team in providing technical assistance to countries implementing the PLHIV Stigma Index. She will focus on providing assistance to countries on how to turn the results of the PLHIV Stigma Index into advocacy actions. Commenting on her appointment, Anna said she was ready and rearing to go and she would give…

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