Jocelyn Chaibva Appointed African Pharmaceutical Forum Chairperson

THE African Pharmaceutical Forum (APF) appointed Mrs Jocelyn Chaibva  its Chairperson at the just ended International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. By Staff Reporter In their congratulatory message, the Community Pharmacists Association Trust (CPA) Board Vice Chairperson, Mr. Felix Chiseya and the entire board of trustees  wished Mrs. Chaibva the best in her endeavors. Jocelyn is a pharmacist par excellent with a passion for the profession. She has mentored and trained numerous pharmaceutical leaders of repute and she is the current patron of the Zimbabwe pharmaceutical students association…

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20th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Population and Development Kicks Off In Victoria Falls

The 20th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Population and Development commenced today in the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the event, Zimbabwe’s President Emerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was making progress towards meeting commitments made at the ICPD 25 in Nairobi Kenya. It is notable that females have a higher life expectancy compared to their male counterparts, while life expectancy has risen to 65 years.  Zimbabwe’s national Maternal Mortality Ratio is on a decreasing trend, from 651 per 100 000 live…

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Cholera Spreads To 17 Traditional Hotspots In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is experience another Cholera wave amidst indications of a surge in new cases in rural communities and traditional Cholera hostposts. By Staff Reporter To date, 4 730 suspected cases of Cholera have been recorded countrywide, with 944 having been confirmed. 30 Confirmed deaths and 100 suspected deaths have so far been recorded since the outbreak was reported in Chegutu early this year. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Cholera Situation Report, 34 new suspected cholera cases, (0) suspected deaths and (5) laboratory confirmed results…

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Kutabila Virtual Platform Impact on Health Service Provision in Bindura

By Pardon Gonorashe, Mashonal and Central Provincial Coordinator Saimona, Bindura STIs are on the rise in Bindura. In January 2023 a rapid assessment conducted by the Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) Mashonaland Central Province in partnership with the Ministry of health and Child Care Environmental Health Team (EHT) found 23 men aged between 17 to 45 had contracted sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from one person. The demographic (students, artisanal miners, KPs etc) characteristics in Bindura has caused a general fear of HIV and STIs among the…

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PSH Hosts Religious Indaba On Child Marriages and Intimate Partner Violence in Zimbabwe

Population Solutions for Health (PSH) in collaboration with Population Services International and support from the Swedish Embassy in Partnership with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development held a three day religious leaders dialogue in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central Province. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, PSH said the dialogue was meant to change harmful cultural norms and values that drive intimate partner valance and child marriages at community level. Child marriage is a practice that negatively affects young girls socially, culturally, economically and their health even…

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