Mthuli’s Uninspiring Budget Allocation Towards Healthcare Slammed

PUBLIC Health Experts and health economists have criticized the recently announced allocation of 11% towards healthcare, which they believe is still a far-cry from the required allocation of 15% in accordance with the Abuja Declaration. By Michael Gwarisa The government allocation on health and child care as a percentage of the total public expenditure increased from 10.6% in 2022 to 11.2% in 2023, making the Abuja target an elusive pipe-dream. Giving an Analysis of the 2022 Budget, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said while…

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UNAIDS To Launch The “Dangerous Inequalities” World AIDS Day Report Next Week

UNAIDS World AIDS Day report 2022 will be launched on Tuesday, 29th November in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, during UNAIDS Executive Director’s visit to the country. The report is called ‘Dangerous Inequalities’ and reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. Millions of lives are at stake. The new UNAIDS report shows that only urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the world’s AIDS response on track. It shows how world leaders can tackle those inequalities…

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Varume Vakamboita COVID Voshungurudzwa Nedambudziko Rekupera Simba Kwenhengo Dzavo Dzesikarudzi

VANHU vakawanda vakambobatwa ne denda re COVID-19 munguva yakati pfuurei, varikuratidzika kuti vachiri kushungurudzwa nezviratidzo zve COVID-19 nezvimwe zvirerwere zvakawanda kusanganisira kupera simba kwenhengo dzana baba dzesikarudzi panguva dzebonde. Na Michael Gwarisa Dambudziko rehurwere mushure me COVID rakatumidzwa nana mazvikokota kuti Long COVID. Vachitaura nevatori venhau muguta guru re Harare pamusangano wakarongwa neve Health Communicators Forum of Zimbabwe (HCF), Muzvinamushonga wema ndiriri, va Tinashe Mudzviti vakati ivo varume vakawanda vakuuya ku ma pharmacy emuzvipatara zvehurumende ne ayo akazvimrira vachitsvaga mishonga kana mapiritsi angavabatsira kuti vawane simba. Ichokwadi, varume vakawanda vakambosangana…

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People Previously Infected By COVID Now Developing Long COVID Comorbidities in Zimbabwe

SINCE the onset of the Omicron variant in November 2021, COVID-19 has since taken a new trajectory. Unlike its predecessor variants such as Delta, Beta and Alpha which caused severe sickness, hospitalisations and numerous deaths, the Omicron is a complete opposite of the three.  By the end of December 2021, it represented 96% of all COVID-19 infections in the UK and 92% in Denmark. Data from South Africa, the UK, Denmark, Canada and the US all showed a lesser risk of hospitalization when infected with Omicron compared to Delta By…

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UN Resident Coordinator Slams Sexual Abuse Of Minor Girls In Zimbabwe

UNITED Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, His Excellency Mr Edward Kallon has called out the increasing incidence in sexual abuse and impregnating of minor girls as harmful practice that should be uprooted of the Zimbabwe society as a matter of urgency. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a Press Briefing on 16 Days of Activism against GBV, Mr Kallon said child marriages, child sexual abuse and all of abuse of young girls was slowing down progress in attaining Despite progress made in promoting and protecting of the rights of women,…

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Angela Makamure Lands Top Post In MSF

RENOWNED communication specialist and Journalist, Angela Makamure has landed a more senior role to become the new Regional Communications Manager for MSF in Southern Africa Region. By Staff Reporter Before her elevation, Angela served as the Media Liaison and Southern Africa Links Co-ordinator within MSF. After serving you for many years as Media Liaison and Southern Africa Links Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa, that time has come to move to the next chapter. I am not leaving MSF, but just shifting to a new position of Regional…

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Generation Health Supports Persons with Albinism

GENERATION Health, one of Zimbabwe’s most sought after medical aid Fund has embarked on a widespread Corporate Social Investment (CSI) drive in a bid to extend a helping hand to various societal groups including persons with albinism. By Michael Gwarisa The Fund is supporting persons with albinism through procurement and distribution of sun protective gear. Generation Health also participated in the 6th annual International Albinism Awareness Day, under the theme “Strength Beyond All Odds.” Albert Musakwa, Generation Health’s Managing Director said advocacy for individuals with albinism goes beyond International Albinism…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Walk/Run sends strong message against GBV and Child Sexual Abuse

WITH the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) commemorations drawing near, the Population Solutions for Health (PSH), has kick started the campaign with a Walk/Run as a way of raising awareness against GBV and all forms of violence against women and girls. By Michael Gwarisa The Walk/Run also observed Child Marriages which is a form of GBV and represents sexual abuse of young girls below the age of 18 years. The Walk/Run is part of the ongoing Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign the PSH launched in 2021 through…

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Zim Moves To Set Up Low-cost IVF Centre To Assist Infertile Couples

In a move that is set to address catastrophic costs associated with accessing In vitro fertilisation (IFV) services, a team of Zimbabwean medical doctors is working with the government and the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to establish a low cost IVF centre to run under the public sector healthcare system. By Michael Gwarisa in Dubai IVF is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova from her ovaries and letting…

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Sub-Saharan Africa Has Highest AMR related Deaths-Dr Moeti

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti says African governments should step-up the fight against Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) as the continent has one of highest AMR associated mortality in the world. By Michael Gwarisa In her World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 Messag, Dr Moeti said there was also concerns over high rates of spread of AMR development and spread. Compared to other regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest AMR-associated death rates, at 99 deaths per 100 0001 population, far exceeding previous global projections of 700…

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