Faith Based Organizations Strategic In Addressing HIV Information Gaps and Gender Inequality

Members from various churches gather at the women and girls symposium

RELGIOUS and Faith based Organisations (FBOs) have been identified as a key partner in addressing some of the information gaps rampart in the male population which has seen them lagging behind in terms of access to health information and services. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a virtual meeting for FBOs, UNAIDS Country Director, Sophia Mukasa Monico said Faith Based Organizations were deeply rooted in communities and they were better placed to address some of the inequalities with regards to access to essential health information, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other…

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What You Need To Know About The COVID-19 Delta Variant IN Zimbabwe

What is the Delta variant and why was it classified as a variant of concern (VOC)? Variants are viruses that have changed or mutated. Variants are common with coronaviruses; however, a SARS-CoV-2 variant becomes a variant of concern (VOC) when its changes have a clinical or public health significance that affects one or more of: transmissibility (spread) OR virulence (severity of disease) or change in clinical disease presentation OR  vaccine effectiveness OR  diagnostic testing or therapeutics. The Delta variant meets the definition of a variant of concern (VOC) as we…

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WHO urges people to stay safe,as COVID-19 cases continues to rise

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has advised the general public to keep on observing basic preventative measures as it remains the key in reducing the number of COVID-19 infections across the globe. HealthTimes Reporter  Dr Maria Van Kerhove, WHO Technical Lead COVID-19 said Africa is one of the continents that has been witnessing the rise in COVID-19 cases in the past few days. We need to be blunt when we need to be blunt. We are not in a good place. In Africa there was a 16.7% increase in cases…

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