ZICHIRE’s Safe Spaces Program Rescues UMP & Mudzi Women Who Experienced GBV During Lockdown

THE Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research (ZICHIRE) is implementing a program dubbed the “Safe Spaces” program in Mudzi and Uzumba, Maramba and Pfungwe (UMP) with the aim of empowering women who experienced Gender Based Violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. By Michael Gwarisa The humanitarian project is also aimed at capacitating and building resilient communities so as to prevent abuse at grassroots level. In an interview with HealthTimes, ZICHIRE Programs Manager, Mr Walter Chikanya said empowering women economically was one sure way of reducing GBV. The program that we…

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Lions Clubs donate US$10 000 PPEs to Zimbabwe

Lions Clubs of District 412 on Wednesday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to frontline staff at Wilkins Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. HealthTimes Reporter The donation of PPEs, which was also extended to other hospitals in Midlands and Bulawayo, is part of Lions Clubs International US$10 000 kit to help Zimbabwe copy with the Covid-19 pandemic. John Mwinjilo, the Lions Multiple District 412A Chairman of Public Relations, said Lions Clubs International found it fit to donate PPEs to frontline staff in Zimbabwe as a way of protecting them against…

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Impala Car Rental Pays Medical Bills For 12 Year Girl Who Got Burnt In Inferno

IMPALA Car Rental (Impala) has, through the Albert Dondo Foundation, donated money and groceries for the upkeep and medical requirements for a 12-year-old Mt Darwin girl, Sharon Chirata who was burnt in an inferno in 2013. HealthTimes Reporter Sharon suffered severe burns that led to her developing contractures which needed money for her to undergo a corrective surgery. The car rental company yesterday also paid an outstanding bill at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin before pledging to play their part for a plastic surgery recommended by the doctors. Mr…

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Uzumba Councillor Commences Construction Of Four Clinics, Targets To Reduce Maternal Complications

COUNCILLOR for Uzumba, Ward 14, Cllr Fagio Marowa has embarked on an ambitious project to build four clinics in Mayema, Mutize, Zenga and Kaseke in a bid to improve access to primary health care services for more than 8000 villagers. By Michael Gwarisa Recently In Uzumba At the moment majority of villagers from at least 27 villages are getting health assistance at Nhakiwa Clinic which to some is located 20 kilometers away and in most cases is difficult to access during rainy seasons due to flooded rivers and a rugged…

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WHO supports Ministry of Health Train Mass Drug Admin Implementers Against Schistosomiasis & Soil Transmitted Helminths in Mash Central

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) in Zimbabwe is supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to train Mass Drug Administration (MDAs) implementers in preparation for the 2020 Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH)MDAs campaign. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, WHO Communications Officer, Tatenda Chimbwanda said WHO was supporting Mount Darwin and Shamva get ready for these, the SCH/ STH Mass Drug Administration campaign in these two districts in Mash Central. “The province will conduct the MDA from 21 to 30 September 2020. The training for MDA…

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ZADHR Donates To Masvingo City Council COVID-19 Fight

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human rights (ZADHR) has this morning September 11, 2020 made a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Masvingo City Council towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. ZADHR also donated Covid-19 test kits, drugs and medicines as well as medical sundries.

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Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Donates Uniform Material and Sanitary Wear To Female Inmates

THE Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zimbabwe, a chapter comprising of female employees of Delta Corporation Limited, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, Mutare Bottling Company and the Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Service has donated uniform material, sanitary wear and beverages to female prisoners in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The donation  which is valued at ZW$200,000 was raised by  the organizations’ female employees from their pockets with a view of making a difference in the lives of our female. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zim president Patricia Murambinda said women’s demand for health…

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TelOne, NetOne Partner To Refurbish Sally Mugabe Hospital Ward

 TELONE in partnership with mobile network operator, NetOne have combined efforts to refurbish and fully equip a ward at Sally Mugabe Hospital (formally Harare Hospital), a move that  is set to improve service delivery at the health institution. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the Ward Handover Ceremony, First Lady, Mai Auxilia Mnangagwa said the gesture by the two entities was a step in the right direction for the country’s health sector which is currently in need of recapitalisation. I am delighted to be officiating at this event today, which is…

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COVID-19 Relief for Vulnerable Women and girls in Mabvuku

Women Action Group (WAG) has donated a consignment of hampers consisting of food stuffs, toiletries, sanitary wear, hand sanitizers and face masks to several women in Mabvuku as part of their ongoing drive to assist vulnerable women who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes in Mabvuku, WAG Executive Director Mrs Ednah Masiyiwa said in as much as the COVID-19 and the lockdown has affected everyone, women and girls have been hardest hit economically and socially, especially in terms of…

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SAT, Partners Host Young People’s SRHR & COVID-19 Community Awareness Campaign

THE Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT Zimbabwe) together with the Youth Aspire Development Trust (YADT) and the Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) yesterday held a full day community awareness campaign in Chitungwiza to sensitize young people and the community on available Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, SAT Zimbabwe SRHR Youth Officer Vimbai Nyika said the youth hub outreach was aimed at disseminating information on SRHR and COVID-19 since there is a strong intersection between the two components. With the coming…

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