African First Ladies join hands in the fight against Infertility and Stigma

African First Ladies continue to wage their war against stigmatisation of women battling infertility yearning for societal change while initiating discussions on how to integrate infertility treatment into the public healthcare systems. By Kudakwashe Pembere Namibia’s First Lady Mrs. Monica Geingos at the 9th Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary Conference said they are witnessing a high number of women being rejected by their partners due to infertility issues thus resorting to alcohol abuse. “We had to intervene on psychosocial issues like substance abuse, but also refer them to psychological treatment…

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2000 Zimbabweans Receive Acupuncture Treatment From Chinese Traditional Medicines Clinic In Harare

The Zimbabwe China Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture Centre has treated over 2000 patients using acupuncture since January 2022. By Kuda Pembere Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine in which stainless steel needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians or acupoints), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions. At present more than 2000 patients have benefited from the Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture and moxibustion treatment services since January 2022. Over 6000 acupuncture…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Walk/Run sends strong message against GBV and Child Sexual Abuse

WITH the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) commemorations drawing near, the Population Solutions for Health (PSH), has kick started the campaign with a Walk/Run as a way of raising awareness against GBV and all forms of violence against women and girls. By Michael Gwarisa The Walk/Run also observed Child Marriages which is a form of GBV and represents sexual abuse of young girls below the age of 18 years. The Walk/Run is part of the ongoing Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign the PSH launched in 2021 through…

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Zim Moves To Set Up Low-cost IVF Centre To Assist Infertile Couples

In a move that is set to address catastrophic costs associated with accessing In vitro fertilisation (IFV) services, a team of Zimbabwean medical doctors is working with the government and the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to establish a low cost IVF centre to run under the public sector healthcare system. By Michael Gwarisa in Dubai IVF is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova from her ovaries and letting…

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