Making the schools’ sanitary wear budget work for girls

In 2020 there was a landmark development in the menstrual health management space, following the signing of the Education Amendment Act into law by President Mnangagwa. We celebrated Section 4(1a) of the Act which requires the State to “ensure the provision of sanitary wear and other menstrual health facilities to girls in all schools to promote menstrual health.” This legislation makes it a legal obligation for government to provide free sanitary wear to all school girls. By Theresa Nyava-Machadu The background of this legislation is that many school girls were…

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Massive jump in COVID-19 Vaccines Linked Reactions Recorded In 2021

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) saw a colossal jump in the number of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) during 2021 as 445 cases were reported compared to 51 the previous year. By Kuda Pembere An adverse event following immunization (AEFI) is any untoward medical occurrence following immunization which does not necessarily have a causal relationship to the vaccine. There was a tremendous rise in the number of AEFI reports received in 2021 (445) as compared to 2020 whereby 51 reports were received. This is mainly attributed to the…

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