Zim train in minimally invasive surgery skills for chest cavity

By Kuda Pembere A training workshop for doing applying minimally invasive surgery in the chest cavity  began Monday ending the following day at the University of Zimbabwe International Centre for Surgical Simulation (UZICSS) attracting African surgeons from Somalia, Libya, Uganda, and Botswana. Top surgeons in thoracic cavity keyhole surgery from Morocco, Spain and South Africa were the main tutors or facilitators at the workshop. Speaking with journalists, UZICSS director Professor Godfrey Muguti said this type of surgery is an evolution from the times when surgeons used to make large incisions…

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Zimbabwe Launches Women at the Center Project To Ease GBV Case Management and Referral Pathways

By Michael Gwarisa The Government of  Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Women Affairs Community, and Small and Medium Enterprise Development in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), have launched the Women at the Centre Project that focuses on providing increased support to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) through quality case management. Japanese Pharmaceutical Company Takeda is supporting the project and its being implemented over four years.  Zimbabwe is one of five countries that are part of this project. The other countries are Indonesia, El Salvador, Azerbaijan and…

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Join the Conversation! HIFA Launches Alcohol Use Disorders Working Group Discussions

Enock Musungwini, MPH; MBA According to the World Health Organization, alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Furthermore, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1% of the global burden of disease. Against this background, we are calling all Public Health Practitioners, Key Stakeholders, Health Advocates, and Concerned Individuals to the launch of the Health Information for All (HIFA) Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) Working Group discussions. This is your chance to be part of…

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