Stanbic Bank Donates two Haemodialysis Machines to Marondera Hospital

Leading Africa focused financial services organization, Stanbic Bank has donated two haemodialysis machines worth US$50 000 to Marondera Hospital in Mashonaland East Province  which is set to ease the burden faced by renal patients within the province. By Nthokozo Gudu Speaking at the handover ceremony Stanbic Chief Executive said the gesture by the bank came about after a visit by the bank’s officials in September last year to access the needs of the hospital. Our needs assessment coupled with the passion to serve patients shown by the Marondera hospital team…

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#BREAKING: South Africa Orders 16,000 Dapivirine Vaginal Rings For HIV Prevention In Women

 Three key organizations involved in preventing and responding to HIV in South Africa – AIDS Foundation of South Africa, Beyond Zero, and Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa – have placed an initial order of 16,000 dapivirine vaginal rings for HIV prevention with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund). By Staff Reporter The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) ring is a silicone ring that is inserted in the vagina every month and delivers long-acting, topical, and localized HIV prevention. To date,…

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Katswe Sistahood Commemorates World Contraception Day

Katswe Sistahood, a feminist organisation fighting for the full attainment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) by women and girls in Zimbabwe Joined the world in commemorating World Contraception Day on 27 September, 2023. By Nthokozo Gudu The commemoration even was held in Epworth and brought together young women and girls and different service providers in the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in Zimbabwe. World Contraception Day takes place on September 26 every year,the commemorations by Katswe Sistahood’s mission was to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available…

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Zimbabwe Hosts PrEP Communication Strategy Development Workshop

Various stakeholders from within the HIV continuum gathered in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central province for a four day Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) communication strategy development workshop. By Michael Gwarisa in Mazowe The workshop was hosted by the National AIDS Council (NAC), in collaboration with Jhpiego, with funding from Global Fund with the objective to design a communication instrument for the planning and coordination of demand creation interventions implemented by key stakeholders and implementing partners in at community level to motivate the uptake and sustained use of PrEP by priority audiences. The communication…

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Parirenyatwa Hospital Conducts 12 Successful Open-Heart Surgeries In Two Months

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has to date successfully operated on 12 patients who required open heart surgeries with the team of specialists as well as the convalescents encouraging others to be fearless to get this treatment. By Kuda Pembere The Hospital is the only health facility in Zimbabwe performing these open-heart surgeries. Speaking on Wednesday at a press conference, PGH chief medical officer Dr Aspect Maunganidze described the resumption of open heart surgeries in the country as painful. It has been two months of surgeries from 22 June when we…

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