Global leaders call for cervical cancer elimination on Day of Action

New HPV vaccine prequalification aims to rectify gross inequities in access to lifesaving tools New R&D recommendations for artificial intelligence-based screening technologies New investments and commitments by the French government’s L’Initiative facility, FIND, University of Miami, WHO THE World Health Organisations (WHO) joins advocates around the world to commemorate a landmark Day of Action for Cervical Cancer Elimination and welcomes groundbreaking new initiatives to end this devastating disease, which claims the lives of over 300 000 women each year. As with COVID-19, access to lifesaving tools is constrained, with women…

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Separating Premature New Borns From Their Mothers Increases Risk Of Death In Babies

THE act of separating preterm or premature babies from their mothers soon after birth has been proven to have negative health implications on the growth and development of the child and in most cases a leading cause of death in preterm babies, an expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa Premature babies are babies are “born too soon” ,born before 37 weeks of gestation and according to global health  statistics, preterm birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five; each year, about 15 million babies…

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Zimbabwe On The Verge Of Decriminalizing HIV Transmission

FOLLOWING massive lobbying and advocacy from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), parliament, the media and some quasi government institutions, Zimbabwe is at the cusp of decriminalizing wilful or deliberate transmission of HIV. By Michael Gwarisa This was revealed during the launch of a Media Tool Kit on HIV criminalization by the Health Law & Policy Consortium in Harare. The decriminalization of HIV in Zimbabwe is tied to the Marriages Bill, Section 53 (2) which if enacted, will result in the repeal of Section 79 of the Criminal Law Code which criminalizes…

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