Elderly abuse a public health issue

ZIMBABWE joined the world in commemorating World Elderly Abuse Awareness day with Government saying this abuse is a public health concern. By Kudakwashe Pembere The commemorations were held at the Society of the Destitute Aged (SODA) on Wednesday. In a speech read on his behalf by the Legal Director in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Development Mr Fredrick Mabhena, Minister Paul Mavima said the Day celebrated every 15th of June was designed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127, December 2011. This was preceded…

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Government – UN validate development results, set priorities for 2022 and beyond

SENIOR representatives from Government and the United Nations together with development partners, donors, civil society, and NGOs validated development results achieved in 2021 under the 2016-2021 Zimbabwe UN Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) and agreed on priorities for 2022 and beyond under the new five year, 2022-2026 Zimbabwe UN Sustainable Development Cooperation (ZUNSDCF). By Staff Reporter The ZUNSDCF joint senior steering committee meeting was co-chaired by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr. Misheck JM Sibanda and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr Edward Kallon. Noting the overarching…

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WHO publishes strategic framework for skin diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a strategic framework for skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs) that identifies opportunities to integrate approaches for control and management, including common learning platforms, capacity-building for case detection and delivery of treatment. The framework, a companion document to the road map, was formally launched during a WHO-hosted webinar on 8 June 2022. We urge countries to adapt integrated approaches, as outlined in the framework, to accelerate progress towards control, elimination and eradication of skin NTDs to achieve the 2030 road map targets,” said Dr…

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MPs demand sole supplementary budget allocation for water, sanitation and hygiene in Zim

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THE water, sanitation and hygiene situation in Zimbabwe needs to be declared a state of emergency while there is need for a sole supplementary budget allocation towards WASH, a parliamentarian said last week. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was a motion was raised by MDC-Alliance Member of Parliament for Warren Park Shakespear Hamauswa last week in Parliament. Now therefore, this House resolves to urgently request for a supplementary budget from Ministry of Finance and Economic Development which will be devoted solely for water and sanitation in the year 2022, in view…

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Hitting Three Birds with One Stone: Low Cost Boarding Facilities to Address Teen Pregnancies, Early Marriages and New HIV Infections in Chimanimani Adolescent Girls

HILDER Muwani* (16) is doing Form 3 at Mhakwe Secondary school in Chimanimani. Every day, she walks 30 kilometers to and from school. She at some point contemplated moving to a bush boarding or renting a room near the school just to cut on the distance, but her parents would have none of it. They feared she would mix with the wrong crowd, fall pregnant and end up dropping out of school as has become the fate of many girls in Chimanimani. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani The risk…

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