GBV, The Evil Unfinished Business Stalking Zim

AFTER being confronted by her husband Tobias on countless times over her refusal to return to her parents’ home, Loveness (Not real Names) found herself at the receiving end of unrelenting abuse at the hands of her husband of four years. By Michael Gwarisa As the argument ensued one day, Tobias took an axe and without hesitation struck his wife three times on the head before fleeing the scene. By taking a glance at the oozing blood and the grisly scene of her bludgeoned head, one could conclude that Loveness…

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Pepfar partners Hpsl in HIV- AIDS campaign

THE United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Harare Professionals Soccer League (Hpsl) joined hands this week to launch the PEPFAR- Hpsl Test and Score Football Tournament. During the tournament, Pepfar partners will work with male professionals on HIV prevention, HIV testing and adherence to treatment. At PEPFAR, we are excited about this partnership and we will be monitoring progress as you play soccer and get to know more about smart decisions to protect yourself from acquiring HIV,” said Dr Ponesai Nyika, Public Health Specialist at…

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Study To Focus On Asthma Prevalence Among Zim Teenagers

ZIMBABWE is among six countries participating in a study to assess the prevalence as well  as control of asthma in children aged between 12 and 14 years a team of researchers from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences  starts it in September when schools open. By Kudakwashe Pembere The research, a first of its kind in the country will be done in conjunction with the Health and Care Ministry, City of Harare Health Department. Under the banner of a multinational project dubbed Achieving Controlled Asthma In Children In…

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Remove Age Restrictions To Contraceptives Access

CIVIL Society organisations (CSOs) have called for the expeditious removal of legal barriers to access of Sexual, Reproductive and Health Services (SRH) for all ages so as to curb unwanted teenage pregnancies, STIs and HIV infection among young girls. By Kudakwashe Pembere At a Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre (HIFC) and Compass Zimbabwe jointly organized workshop, it emerged health workers and pharmacists offer unsolicited counselling to adolescents seeking sexual and reproductive health services. So the issue that is there is that nurses, pharmacists should cease being mothers, fathers, aunts, grandmothers or…

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Save The Children Responds To Nutrition Needs In Cyclone Idai Hit Communities

SAVE the Children has responded to the Cyclone Idai disaster through providing food and nutrition needs to the affected communities. By Michael Gwarisa Through funding from Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), the relief program seeks to increase access to essential health services and prevent or improve health and nutrition outcomes among the affected communities. Speaking on the development, Save The Children Zimbabwe Nutrition Manager, Mthulisi Dube said the DEC funded Phase 1 Southern Africa Cyclone Idai 2019 project is covering Health, WASH and Nutrition activities. The project aims to meet the…

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Rural Enterprise Trust Launches Ambitious Nutrition Project In Bindura

THE Rural Enterprise Trust of Zimbabwe (RETZ) has embarked on a project aimed at promoting nutrition consciousness amongst young people in Bindura District. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Bindura The project dubbed Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is funded by the Gates Foundation and supported by CIVICUS. It will be implemented in the 15 out of the 21 wards in the district. Briefing a stakeholders meeting in Bindura, RTZ Consultant Mr Cathbert Mukora said  the project will empower young people with information around the subject of nutrition. Our purpose is to…

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Forex Challenges Hamper Cimas Operations

CIMAS Group chief executive officer Mr Vulindlela Ndlovu says the volatile local currency coupled with forex scarcity detrimentally affect their operations which heavily rely on imports. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this on the sidelines of the Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s familiarization tour of their laboratories. “We are basically here to allow our stakeholders to tour our laboratories and to show them what is happening here. And we are delighted that the minister could be the guest of honour today. He had a familiarization tour to…

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Digital Nurse Recruitment Goes Live

THE electronic recruitment of aspiring nurses in Zimbabwe to curb racketeering in schools of nursing is now up and running with advertisements expected to come out on Sunday. By Kudakwashe Pembere In the past, nurses would apply using application letters which saw some hospital officials manipulate the process and cash in large sums of money from desperate ambitious nurses. Speaking to journalists at the Harare Central Hospital on Friday, Health and Child care Minister said they came up with this initiative following corruption issues linked to the application of places…

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Awards For Public Hospitals Administrators On Cards

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo says his ministry is planning to give awards to state controlled hospitals administrators in recognition of their work in the public health sector. By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes at a time when he replaced hospital chief executive officers with new ones as well as boards. He said this at the handover of a refurbished male ward at Harare Central Hospital. “I am very happy with this progress. So I have decided that we will have an end of the year award for the…

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Alcohol Manufacturers Urged To Create Rehabilitation Centres

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has challenged alcohol manufacturing companies like African Distillers (AFDIS) to be at the fore of establishing rehabilitation centres for those that abuse and or misuse alcohol. By Kudakwashe Pembere Officiating the handover of a refurbished male medical ward at Harare Central Hospital on Friday, the Minister said it is the companies’ social responsibility to ensure those in need of rehabilitation can get it. “They have a social responsibility to look after those who abuse alcohol and drugs. So you heard them saying…

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