Time To Confront Silent & Endemic Crisis Of Harmful Practices- UNFPA

EVERY year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities, according to the State of World Population 2020, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. At least 19 harmful practices, ranging from breast ironing to virginity testing, are considered human rights violations, according to the UNFPA report Against My Will, which focuses on the three most prevalent ones: child marriage, female genital mutilation and extreme bias against daughters…

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Gvt Moves In To Curb Bulawayo Diarrhoeal Diseases

INFORMATION, publicity and broadcasting services minister, honorable Monica Mutsvangwa says goverment has commenced provision of portable water to Bulawayo residents in the midst of the ongoing diarrhoel epidemic that has already claimed five lives in the city. HealthTimes Reporter In a media brief, minister Mutsvangwa said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should divert attention from other health issues. “Whilst focusing on protecting the nation from COVID19, Government has not lost sight of other health challenges bedeviling our communities. It is in this context that the Taskforce noted with sadness the Typhoid…

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Despite Testing Positive For HIV, Surviving Sexual Abuse @17 and Attempting Suicide, Thelma Emerges A Victor

CATHERINE Murombedzi has known Thelma for three years. A youth in the Pan African Positive Women’s Coalition- Zimbabwe, (PAPWC-ZIM) and the Zimbabwe Women living with HIV National Forum (ZWLHNF), Thelma is unpredictable and can be happy this moment and withdrawn thereafter. Thelma avoids crowds and noise, usually taking a lone seat during tea breaks. By Catherine Murombedzi, Health Correspondent Unlike youths her age, she is more on the mature side and is selective, very selective when most people are happy to have a full plate of everything when buffet is…

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Harare Hospital Investigates Horror Labour Case

HARARE Central Hospital (now called Sally Mugabe) says it is investigating a case where one Mrs Valerie Mashiri (37) lost her baby after being ignored by nurses who were on duty on the fateful night. Through their Micro-blogging site, Sally Mugabe Hospital said “We at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital have noted with concern the report detailing the alleged treatment of Mrs Valerie Mashiri on her visit seeking medical care. We would like to state that this is not the way our clients should be treated. We are investigating the matter.

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CSOs Push For Amendment Of Law Inhibiting Adolescents Access To SRH Services

CIVIL Society Organizations (CSOs) are advocating for the amendment of a section of the Public Health Act to remove restrictions for adolescents to access Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) without parental consent. By Patricia Mashiri The existing law allows adolescents to access to SRH services however with limitations regarding access to contraception, sex education and termination of pregnancy which according to CSOs, has led to an increase in spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents, unplanned pregnancies and illegal termination which in most cases took the young girls lives because most of…

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Cassava Fintech International launches SASAI Health Status Report as it steps up fight against COVID-19

Healthtech platform set to offer handy solution to tackle epidemic Report to assist employers, businesses safely get employees back to work London – June 24, 2020: Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has launched the SASAI Health Status Report (SHSR), a secure blockchain technology-supported solution expected to digitize the testing process, establish citizens’ COVID-19 status, enable them to share their testing results through a digital platform and help businesses safely get employees back to work as economies reopen, following restrictive lockdowns. The healthtech solution was announced…

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Find Permanent Solution To Bulawayo Water Crisis Doctors Warn Gvt

ZIMBABWE Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has called on government to speed up completion of major water projects in Bulawayo so as to bring to an end the persistent health woes bedeviling the City. By Michael Gwarisa Bulawayo has over the few weeks seen a surge in diarrhoeal disease cases with over 1500 suspected cases and 9 deaths having been recorded to date. In a statement ZADHR said there was need for political will to end the prevailing health ciris that has been brought about by the persistent…

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Harare Hospital Striking Nurses Ignore Woman Experiencing Labor Pains, Baby Dies, Mother Walks From Car With Stillborn Hanging Between Her Legs

A Harare women recently lost her baby in a suspected case of negligence after Harare Central Hospital nurses ignored her call for emergency labour attention, HealthTimes can exclusively reveal. By Michael Gwarisa In a harrowing narration to this publication, the lady, Valerie Mashiri (37) said the nurses insisted her case was not an emergency and maintained she should instead get a scan and stop being a cry baby. On June 17, 2020, it was week 21 of my pregnancy, I woke up with slight cramps and since it was cold,…

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#COVID-19: ARVs Cost Could Go Up- UNAIDS Warns

THE COVID-19 could affect the availability, cost and distribution of antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines  in low- and middle-income countries around the world, a new UNAIDS study has revealed. HealthTimes Reporter According the study, the impact on production and logistics caused by COVID-19 could have a significant effect on antiretroviral therapy supply worldwide, but steps taken now could lessen the damage done. The UNAIDS survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their…

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Zim Consulate In Joburg Closes After Two Officers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwean Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa has been temporarily closed after two its officers tested positive for COVID-19, a cabinet minister has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a media briefing, information and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mustvangwa said  the officers have already been isolated in a secluded lodge and most services are currently being offered online. On a sad note, the nation is informed that the Consulate in Johannesburg has temporarily closed after two confirmed cases of COVID19 were recorded among the officers.  The officers who tested positive…

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