Chinhoyi One Stop Centre For GBV Survivors Launched

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the One Stop center for  survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Chinhoyi in an effort to improve access to services for survivors of Gender Based Violence By Michael Gwarisa The GBV One-stop centre is part of the Zero Tolerance for GBV 365 National programme and has been birthed from a partnership between the UNFPA, the governments of Britain, Ireland, Sweden and the European Unione (EU) through support from the ministry of Gender and Community development. Speaking at the launch, UNFPA country…

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Children Tariro: Building Economic Resilience For HIV Epidemic Control

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This adage as cliché and old as it may sound is relevant and key to developing strong systems for better epidemic control and management. By Michael Gwarisa In Manicaland Province Many a times, young people especially girls, fall prey to cunning and daring men who use gifts to lure them into having sexual intercourse as a result of poverty. Since most of these victims are below…

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#JOBALERT: Oxfam is Hiring

Consultancy to conduct the final evaluation of the WE-Care Work your Dreams Programme (INT5282)   Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. The Role Since 2013, Oxfam’s Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) initiative has worked to produce new methodologies and context-specific evidence about care work to enable development actors to address heavy and unequal care work for women in development initiatives and policy proposals.The Work your Dreams programme is a three year partnership(started in October 2016)between Oxfam GB, Unilever, the laundry…

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Econet Tops Up US$60 million For Cholera Fight

ECONET Wireless’ social impact organization, Higher Life Foundation has availed another US$60 million towards the cholera response. By Kudakwashe Pembere This is supplementary to the US$10 million Econet Zimbabwe donated when the cholera outbreak broke out. The money will be used over the next five years. “The family foundation of Econet founders Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa is committing an additional US$60 million towards the cholera response in Zimbabwe. This comes on the back of an initial $10 million investment by Econet Zimbabwe at the onset of the cholera outbreak in…

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FREE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: ONGOING TILL JUNE 2018

Have you suffered a recent Stroke of head injury (Less than 4 Months?) If you have, we are inviting you for  NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL assessments. Please note, there is no financial cost to you, this is a part of a research by Debra Machando in partnership with the University of Cape Town. Ethics Clarence MRCZ/A/2050). WHAT IS NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL Testing These  are simple tests to  detect  damaged  and  spared brain functions e.g language, memory, action planning, and handling numbers after traumatic brain injury. How will the Neuropsychological tests benefit you Tests results will…

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Nestle Avails 63 Neonatal kits to Health Ministry

Government on Wednesday received 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestle Nutrition Institution Africa which will help reduce neonatal mortality rate. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a speech read on his behalf by Principal Director Preventive Services Dr Gibson Mhlanga Health and Childcare minister David Parirenyatwa said the kits will help tackle neo-natal mortality. “It is my pleasure and singular honor to be officiating at this important event where we are here to witness the handover of 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa. This signifies great private sector support…

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VACANCY: Data Officer (Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence): AHF

Deadline: 16 March 2018 AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with Ministry of Health and Child Care to create Centers of Excellence in health. AHF is looking for a highly qualified Data Officer to fill a position that has arisen at one of the Centers – Parirenyatwa Hospital (Harare). The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate AHF program data management activities relating to HTS and ART services including routine data collection, compilation, analysis, and dissemination through use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. Position…

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Zim Government Issues Warning On Listeriosis Outbreak

PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Major General, Gerald Gwinji has warned members of the public against buying processed foods following a Listeriosis outbreak which has terrorised neighboring South Africa. By Michael Gwarisa The listeria outbreak which was noticed around mid-January this year has according to the South African health department killed not less than 160 people while 800 others have been hospitalised. In a statement, Major General Gwinji said Zimbabwe was at high risk of getting the diseases through the borders owing to the…

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VACANCY: NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Maternal Health

Level: NOB Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 12 March 2018 – 5:00pm (Harare time) Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe Job ID: 14164 NOTE: This post is being re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All candidates who have already applied previously to Job ID #12300 need not re apply.  Thank you.   *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF ZIMBABWE *   Job Setting: The United Nations Population Fund is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth…

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#BREAKING: NBSZ Board Hijack Blood Bank

NATIONAL Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) board has reportedly hijacked the blood bank amidst indications that it is refusing to relinquish power and is blocking donors’ calls to allow government to have a say in the affairs of the entity. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources who spoke to HealthTimes  soon after the NBSZ crunch meeting which was held yesterday said the board which is being chaired by Justice Lesley Smith wants to maintain the status quo in which the entity is being run more as personal private property. “The donors rejected…

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