Zimbabwe Drug Peddlers Selling Drugs To 14 Year Olds

Local drug dealers, also known as MaJazzMan are now disregarding age and selling drugs to whoever shows up on their doorstep, a UNCEF Report has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere According to a UNICEF September 2023 research brief dubbed, ‘Understanding drug use and substance abuse by Zimbabwean adolescents and young people’, it was found that these dealers popularly known as ‘maJazzman’ are so profit-driven they condone any age. The research brief is a summary of the findings and recommendations from Muthengo Development Studies (MDS), Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network (ZCLDN),…

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USAID provides support to vulnerable and disaster-prone communities in Zimbabwe.

HARARE– The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$1,097,540 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for a 14-month project to build resilience for migrant returnees and their households through income-generating activities. IOM has identified Mwenezi, Zaka, Nkayi, Matobo, and Umzingwane districts as particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, hyperinflation, and poverty. Households in these communities struggle to raise adequate income to meet essential needs and are often fully dependent on remittances during certain periods of the year. IOM’s surveys have shown that in these areas,…

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Drug Abuse Admissions Overwhelm Annex Psychiatric Hospital

Parirenyatwa Annex Hospital, the Psychiatric division of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), is currently admitting more drug and substance abusers compared to other mental health patients, officials have said. By Michael Gwarisa The development has disrupted care and service provision for other mental health conditions at the facility. Even though the facility at some point reduced the admissions to 10 adults at any given time at the back of ongoing renovations, data shows that more than half of bed occupants are drug and substance abusers. Speaking to HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa Group…

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Zimbabwe Targets Over Two Million Children In 4th Round Polio Vaccination

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) 4th round Polio Vaccination will be ending tomorrow amidst indications that a total 2 773 940 are targeted for vaccination this time around. By Michael Gwarisa The Polio vaccination commenced on 10 October and will be enduing October 13, 2023. Launching the 4th Round Polio Vaccination, Minister of Health, Dr Douglas Mombeshora even though Zimbabwe has not recorded any Polio case since it was in neighboring countries, vaccinating children would give the a fighting chance should the diseases find its way into…

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