#BREAKING: South Africa Approves Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for Use by Women

First long-acting HIV prevention product designed specifically for women Approval paves the way for the monthly ring’s introduction  Nearly two-thirds of new adult HIV infections in South Africa occur among women SILVER SPRING, Md. (March 11, 2022)—The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) today announced that the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring received regulatory approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its use by women ages 18 and older to reduce their HIV risk. This marks a major milestone that brings the first long-acting and woman-controlled product…

Read More

241 000 Zim Girls Married Before Turning 15

ZIMBABWE’S child marriage woes have reached dire levels having more than 1 million married before the age of 18 with 241 000 of these getting betrothed before they turned 15. By Staff Reporter This emerged in a latest UNICEF report on Child Marriages across the world. Zimbabwe’s statistical profile according to Unicef showed that Matebeleland north was rife with child marriages. “Zimbabwe is home to over 1 million child brides; 1 in 3 young women were married in childhood,” said Unicef.    

Read More

MP Blames ZINWA For Gwanda,/Beitbridge Water Woes

GWANDA and Beitbridge town have been hit by massive water challenges in the midst of exorbitant prepaid water system charges that are being levied by the Zimbabwe the Zimbabwe National Water Authority’s exorbitant (ZINWA) prepaid water. By Staff Reporter This came to light on Thursday at the National Assembly when Matebeleland South parliamentarian Honourable Sipho Mokone lamented how the water crisis was getting out of control as Gwanda is now in its second week. On March 3, 2022, the legislator raised the issue before Parliament and maintains Gwanda due to…

Read More

PSH rolls out HIV treatment literacy campaign, coined ‘Flip the Script’

Population Solutions for Health (PSH), formerly PSI Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), launched “Flip the Script”, a campaign aimed at enhancing HIV treatment literacy and promoting adherence to ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) medication amongst PLHIV. By Patricia Mashiri The campaign is currently being implemented in three areas, namely, Nyabira in Zvimba district, Marange in Manicaland and Luveve in Bulawayo. PSH and the Ministry of Health & ChildCare introduced the campaign during meetings with community leaders including traditional and religious leaders; health care providers and influencers from…

Read More