People Living With HIV To March Against ARV Stock outs

CIVIC Society Organisations (CSOs) together with people living with HIV will this Thursday, July 4, 2019, march and petition parliament over the obtaining shortage of Anteretroviral (ARVs) drugs and drug stock outs. The march is being organised by Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN), Zimbabwe Positive Youths (ZY+), Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) and will see various other pressure groups aligned to the HIV cause joining in.

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Deaf Zim Trust In Comprehensive Youth SRHR Training

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) in conjunction with Mashambanzou Care Trust and Disability HIV and AIDS trust (DHAT), have embarked on a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) training for youths living with disabilities. By Michael Gwarisa The program also targets non-disabled youths and aims among other things to equip young people with the necessary information regarding sexual reproductive health. Deaf Zimbabwe programs officer, Veronica Mwanza said the program commenced in 2017 and spilled over into 2018 and 2019 respectively. The first phase of the program was in 2017 to 2018…

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Zim University Clinics Not SRH Youth Friendly

ON campus health facilities are not youth friendly as they are manned by senior citizens who have negative and judgemental attitudes towards young people, a top gender and women’s rights advocate has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a panel at a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHRH) dialogue at the University Of Zimbabwe (UZ), Musasa Project Executive Director, Netty Musanhu said it was high time tertiary institutions adopt a robust approach to the issue of advancing comprehensive SRHR services to University students. “The problem is that when it comes…

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Dam Water Levels Seriously Decline

THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has warned of continued depleting dam water levels around the country, a situation which could trigger a water and sanitation crisis. By Michael Gwarisa Through their microblogging site, ZINWA said most rivers have since stopped flowing, resulting  in water levels drastically falling over the past few months. Our dams continue on a downward trajectory as most rivers have stopped flowing while the intensification of winter cropping has increased outflows. The national dam level average is now 66,8%. “During the same week last year, the…

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Government to avail 1600 health posts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care plans to open 1600 health posts across the country. These vacancies have arisen as a result of the Primary Health Care initiative which is the foundation of Universal Health Coverage. “This is a new concept in line with Primary Health Care where services are brought closer to the people,” said Mr Stephen Banda, Director Policy and Planning. The concept was approved by cabinet last year and the ministry is working on establishing community health facilities across the country. “Cabinet approved this concept last…

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Nursing Now Zimbabwe Project Launched

ZIMBABWE has launched the Nursing Now Zimbabwe, a global program aimed at raising the status and profile of nursing worldwide in efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through motivating and healthcare workers . By Michael Gwarisa The Nursing Now Zimbabwe seeks to be a platform to increase the visibility of nursing and midwifery through recognising and celebrating the role nurses and midwives play in contributing to health within our society particularly in Primary Health Care. Speaking at the launch of the program, Health and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah…

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#CYCLONEIDAIUPDATES: TelOne Donates $100k Worth Of Medicines To Affected Communities

IN response to the ongoing Cyclone Idai which has claimed 82 lives and destroyed millions worth of property, Zimbabwe’s Telecommunications giant, TelOne has donated medicines worth $100 000 and some food and material provisions to the affected communities. TelOne said they will be delivering the consignment to the Idai ravaged areas and called on Zimbabweans to work together in assisting the affected. “All the 154 TelOne exchanges countrywide are open as donation drop off and sorting points. Dial our toll free number 08002000 from your landline for more information.

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Misplaced Priorities: One Month No Electricity In Maternity Wards….Institution Paints Walls

PARIRENYATWA management have ignored an electrical fault which occurred after an inferno engulfed part of the wards last month, forcing the institution to switch off power for the maternity division,  a situation which has been blamed for the rise in mortality and accidents in the maternity wards. By Michael Gwarisa Even though the institution successfully runs a Kangaroo ward where mothers of premature babies are monitored as they naturally warm up their babies through cuddling, the absence of power in the maternity department has worsened the situation as babies are…

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MCAZ Engages SADC Nations To Curb Illicit Drugs Movement

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MACAZ), says they have been engagements with other nations in the region to address the growing and unwanted flow of illicit drugs, Through their micro-blogging site, MCAZ said, “At the regional level, we also note that it is not only a problem in Zimbabwe therefore there has been engagements with SADC Heads of Agencies (regulators), where we call for more stringent regulatory standards for such codeine containing products.”  

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