SAYWHAT Raises Alarm Over Spike In GBV Cases In Semester Marriages

THE Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) has raised concern over the prevalence of semester marriages which the organisation says are behind the rise in Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) challenges amongst students. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organised World Population Day commemorations, SAYWHAT project coordinator Esinathy Sibanda said COVID-19 induced lockdown had also resulted in surge in GBV cases for semester marriages settings. Semester marriages are one of the things that students in tertiary…

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Corona Yava Kuda Kuita Muonera Pamwe, Chuma Chemuzukuru

Dr Grant Murewanhema

NYIKA yaminama iyi. Kunze kwaita chikara, Dzihwamupengo rasiya misodzi pamatama evana vevanhu. Vamwe ndivo vari kuti midzimu yatifuratira. Vamwe ndivo vari kuti mwari atipira gotsi. Hapana achaziva maperero azvo. Chinhu chimwechete chandinoda kukudzai ndechekuti nerimwe remazuva, kunyange iro Denda re COVID iri richapera tikadzokera pedu pakare paye. Kasi zvinoda kuti tibatirane pamwechete. Na Sekuru Grant Murewanhema Ngatirambei tichishanda pamwe chete kudzivirira kuwedzera kuparara kwechidzihwamupengo chadai kutekeshera nyika yose. Chirwere ichi chiri kuramba chichititorera vadikani vedu, vavakidzani nehama neshamwari, zvinova zvinhu zvinorwadza samare. Ngatirambei tichiyeuchidzana kupfeka mamask zvakanaka, kumira takasiya nhanho…

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Parirenyatwa Suspends COVID-19 Vaccination Booking System

Parirenyatwa group of hospitals announced that they have stopped the booking system which had been introduced to manage large numbers of people who were coming in for vaccination. Staff Reporter In a statement addressed to the general public Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals indicated that the booking system was poising a number of challenges. We would like to inform the public that we have stopped the booking system which the hospital had introduced to manage huge numbers of people who came to be vaccinated. Prior to the 9th July 2021, Parirenyatwa…

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Two Government Officials Die From COVID-19 In Karoi

PRESIDENT  Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced stricter COVID-19 measures for Mashonaland West following the surge in COVID-19 and death of two government officials in Karoi. By Patricia Mashiri Places under localised lockdowons at the moement include Makonde district, Hurungwe district and Kariba districts and Kwekwe and President Mnangagwa said the COVID outbreak in Zambia which exposes Kariba and other neighboring districts from across the border. COVID-19  cases continue to increase in the above-mentioned districts. On Monday 14 June 2021 Mash West had 38 cases, on Tuesday the figure went up to…

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Government bans public gatherings

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has issued a ban all public gathering except funerals which are limited to 30 people. Staff Reporter Speaking during a press briefing, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Vice President and also Minister of Heath and Child Care said all conferences and meeting must be held virtually. The last 7 seven days have seen 596 new cases and 26 deaths as compared to the same period in May 2021 where we had 132 new cases and 6 deaths. This is a more than 4 fold…

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United States Gvt Becomes Worlds Largest Sharer Of Vaccines

THE United States Government (USG) has announced that it will be sharing 20 million more vaccine dosses from its own stocks, in addition to the 60 million AstraZeneca doses that were announced previously by President Joe Biden. By Michael Gwarisa This brings the total number of vaccines added by the government to the vaccine mix to 80 million, making them the largest sharer of vaccines in the world. Speaking during a Telephonic Press Briefing, USG State Department Coordinator for the Global COVID Response and Health Security, Gayle Smith said they…

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Government of China invests $1,24 million for the health of women and girls in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Zimbabwe

THE Government of China and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated  reproductive health medical equipment and medicines as part of the US$1,24 million support to the Government of Zimbabwe‘s Health Assistance Project for Women and Girls in Zimbabwe Affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. The objective of the health assistance project is to enable the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to strengthen emergency obstetric and neonatal care in the cyclone affected areas in Zimbabwe. This is in turn expected to contribute to the…

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Compensation For COVAX Vaccine Recipients Who Develop Serious Reactions

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has signed a no -fault compensation deal which will see  a lump-sum payment being made to recipients of the the COVAX vaccine who would have developed serious side effects and reaction getting paid for damages that would have occurred. By Michael Gwarisa The World Health Organization (WHO) and Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB), through ESIS Inc., a Chubb company, signed an agreement on behalf of the COVAX Facility on 17 February 2021 for the administration of a no-fault compensation programme for the 92 low- and middle-income…

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Vaccine Will Be Voluntary says Zim Government

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, senator Monica Mutsvangwa says that the administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine will be voluntary and wont’ be forced on any citizen. By Staff Reporter Addressing a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Senator Mutsvangwa said the it was imperative that the country accelerates the acquisition of vaccines in order to halt a potential third wave. Cabinet was informed that the country is saddled with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has manifested in high infection and death rates countrywide, with the compounding factor being…

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Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints in Interim Analysis of its Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies met all primary and key secondary endpoints. The topline safety and efficacy data are based on 43,783 participants accruing 468 symptomatic cases of COVID-19. The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate in protecting moderate to severe COVID-19, with co-primary endpoints of 14 days…

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