STANBIC BANK CHIPS IN WITH RTGS$ 250 000 AID FOR CYCLONE IDAI

LEADING financial services institution, Stanbic Bank has joined the list of well-wishers for Cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani by purchasing an assortment of goods worth RTGS $ 200 000. Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Palmer Mugavha said RTGS$200 000 was used to purchase 39 tents, 5 by 2.5 KVA generators, 700 blankets, 2000 cases of bottled water, 2000 packs of reusable sanitary pads and 500 thick black plastic sheets. Another RTGS$50 000 has been set aside for other items once other critical needs are established as…

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Zim Entrepreneur Converts Healthcare Waste Into Methane Gas

WASTE disposal in Zimbabwe has over the years become a thorn in the flesh  for local authorities, government and health institutions  owing to a myriad of factors which range from lack of investment in waste disposal, lack of political will and misinformation around the effects of poor waste disposal. By Michael Gwarisa Healthcare waste has become a major menace and institutions especially those without incinerators fail to get rid of their waste, resulting is waste piling up in their backyards posing serious health threats. Health Care waste consists of infectious…

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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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Stanbic Donates $89 000 Worth Of Drugs To Harare Hospital

STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe has donated pain relief medication to Harare Central Hospital worth $89 000 RTGS. HealthTimes Reporter The donation by Stanbic Bank comes at a time there is a shortage of drugs and will see the hospital’s pediatric, maternity and adult wards receiving an assortment pain relief medication to cover the next three months. Head of Marketing and Communications for Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, Palmer Mugavha said while the institution’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) program focuses on public health infrastructure and educational bursaries, the bank was moved to bridge the…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Urgently Needs $234M For Food and Humanitarian Aid

A total of US$234 million is required to urgently address the food and humanitarian crisis unfolding in Zimbabwe where nearly 5.3 million Zimbabweans need assistance up to the month of June 2019. HealthTimes Reporter The call is a response to the rising humanitarian needs in the country due to poor rains and a challenging economic situation. Following a successful three day long humanitarian needs assessment by the UN-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, the UN in conjunction with the government of Zimbabwe launched a Humanitarian…

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Swedish Gvt Constructs Clinic and Job Facility In Hopely

THE Swedish government is building a state of the art health facility as well as skills center in Hopley in a bid to address the health challenges bedeviling the Hopley community. By Michael Gwarisa Hopely is one of the highly populated peri urban residential  are in the outskirts of Harare, housing not less than 200 000 people, with about 65 000 being aged between 10-24years. Speaking from the construction, Swedesh Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Amb Sophia Calltorp said the health center will go a long way in alleviating the health and…

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Defying Traditional Barriers To HIV Testing In Centenary

IN communities around Muzarabani, women are renowned for their health seeking behaviour, including seeking HIV testing service, however, the same cannot be said for men. By Gondai Dekeza Male involvement when it comes to seeking voluntary HIV testing services,  and participation is very low. Some men feel that it is the duty of their wives to visit the clinic and hope that the results would be favorable. Favorable results are not always the case and this happens, it is the wife who takes the blame for being unfaithful. Some men…

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TelOne Launches Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme

TelOne has launched its Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme dubbed “TelOne Queen Makers,” which seeks to support and empower young girls in High School especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bulawayo Correspondent The programme was launched at the TelOne Topyard Depot in Bulawayo and attracted a number of girls from various schools around Bulawayo. In a press statement, TelOne Corporate Communications Head Mrs Melody Harry said the programme is meant to benefit 200 girls country wide. “The year- long TelOne Girls Mentorship programme was launched in Harare last year, in…

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DFID Avails US$5 Mln For Food Assistance In Zim

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a £3.95 million (US$5 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to its 2018/19 Lean Season Assistance programme in Zimbabwe. The contribution will help WFP to provide cash-based food assistance to some 97,000 highly food insecure people in rural areas, and to another 19,000 in a Harare suburb. “We are grateful for this timely commitment, which will allow us to provide immediate, much-needed assistance to some of the most vulnerable people in Zimbabwe,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s…

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UNDP Affords Solar Power To 405 Health Centres In Zim

A total of 405 health facilities have been equipped with Solar systems to strengthen national systems for healthcare through a project dubbed UNDP’s Solar for Health initiative. HealthTimes Correspondant Under the program, UNDP is supporting the Zimbabwean governments to install solar systems in health centres and clinics in rural areas to reach underserved communities with the aim of ensuring healthcare for all. Solar energy is also contributing to more resilient health systems. In Zimbabwe, in partnership with the government and the Global Fund, UNDP has equipped 405 health facilities with…

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