Parent To Child Communication Bridges SRHR Gap At Grassroots

ZIMBABWE has over the years been battling soaring cases of teenage pregnancies, early marriages, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV infections in adolescents among a host of other sexual reproductive health related issues. By Michael Gwarisa recently In Zvimba According to the National Adolescent Fertility Study (NAFS) of 2016 conducted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), adolescent pregnancies remain a major contributor to maternal and child mortality in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the adolescent fertility…

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Come Get Your Testicles Scanned For Cancer Free of Charge

WESTEND Radiology  will on April, 26 2019 be conducting free testicular cancer screening services to men of all ages for free. The examination will include Scanning of testicles looking for masses or lumps. For bookings contact 0778200836 or 0242 702 516 or 0242 792137  or email westendradiology@gmail.com or visit the website http://www.westendradiology.co.zw

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Zim To Scale Up Communities Targeted TB Screening

THE Ministry of Health and Care (MoHCC) has set targets to expand targeted community screening for Tuberculosis (TB) in high risk areas, amidst indications that the national treatment coverage rate is still very low, currently at 71 percent against a national target of 90 percent. By Michael Gwarisa in Mangwe District Through a program dubbed Targeted Screening for Active TB among High Risk groups which is funded by The Global Fund and USAID Challenge TB and is being implemented by The Union and FACT, the initiative identifies priority districts every…

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HIV/TB Co-infection Drives TB Mortality In Matebeleland

MATEBELELAND province currently has the highest TB deaths standing at 19 percent as of 2018 owing to increased cases of HIV/TB co-infection, a health official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Bulawayo In an interview on the side-lines of the World TB Day commemorations conference in Bulawayo which also marked the presentation of Zimbabwe’s first national TB patient cost survey which was done by the Ministry of health in collaboration with The Union through funding from USAID, Deputy Director Aids and TB Unit in the Ministry of health, Dr Charles…

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Action Aid Brings Relief To Cyclone Idai Affected Women

ZIMBABWE’S humanitarian organisation, Action Aid has extended US$50,000 worth donations targeted at addressing women dignity issues in the Cyclone Idai ravaged Manicaland province. By Michael Gwarisa Commenting on the development, Action Aid country director, Joy Mabenge said it had come to their attention that the Cylone which hit the province about a week ago had deeply affected women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and livelihoods hence the donation. “Our signature is quite clear, we are promoting women led emergencies, we are promoting women rights emergency response and we have brought with us here…

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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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