As World Population Reaches 8 Billion, It’s Time To Look Beyond The Numbers

In a statement World Population Day United Nations for the recent World Population Day, the UN General Secretary expressed that while the world will reach the 8 billion population mark this year, it is important to not focus on the numerical figure but on the actual people. By Edinah Masiyiwa The State of World Population 2023 report, published by the United Nations Population Fund, calls for reframing narratives surrounding population growth, urging leaders to consider women’s rights and the ability to freely make reproductive choices. This report further highlights that the…

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We can end AIDS, if we follow the proven path of progress

By Sophia Mukasa Monico – UNAIDS Country Director, Zimbabwe The recently released UNAIDS Global AIDS Update Report “shows that there is a path that ends AIDS. Taking the path that ends AIDS ensures preparedness to address future pandemic challenges, and advance progress across the Sustainable Development Goals.  The data and real-world examples set out in this report make it clear what that path is. It is not a mystery. It is a political and financial choice. HIV responses succeed when they are anchored in strong political leadership to follow the…

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Workplace Stigma Against TB Survivors On The Rise In Zimbabwe

Documented cases of discrimination against TB patients and survivors in the workplace environment, have  been increasing over the years been reported in most settings in Zimbabwe with some employers going to the extent of dismissing survivors under unclear circumstances. By Kudakwashe Pembere recently in Kwekwe This was revealed during the presentation of the Community Rights and Gender Assessment findings in Kwekwe on Wednesday by Jointed Hands Welfare Organization (JHWO) director Dr Donald Tobaiwa. He said they learned from the assessment that a lot of former miners were dismissed without getting…

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“Practice responsible journalism on people who use drugs”

AS Zimbabwe is seized with a drug and substance abuse  epidemic mainly among among the youthful population, journalists have been advised to use responsible language that does not discriminate or endanger the lives of people using drugs. By Nthokozo Gudu This was said by various stakeholders who attended  a journalists at a training on capacity building on harm reduction and accurate reporting on drug use held in Harare recently and hosted by Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network (ZCLDN). ZCLDN Director, Mr Wilson Box said the language used on reporting…

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