EGPAF Helps Government Set-up Long COVID Clinic In Zim

With some Zimbabweans still grappling with Long COVID, Zimbabwe needs support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 while strengthening its pandemic preparedness and response, a top Ministry of Health and Child Care official said on Wednesday. By Kuda Pembere Addressing a Catalysing COVID-19 Action (CCA) high level stakeholder meeting, Health and Child Care Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Aspect Maunganidze represented by Epidemiology and Disease Control Director Dr Rudo Chikodzore said the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world at a time when most health systems were ill-prepared. The Catalyzing COVID-19 Action (CCA)…

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‘Low HIV viral load suppression in Zim pediatrics’

THE 2023 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update shows Zimbabwe performing exceptionally well in the 95-95-95 targets amongst adults, but much needs to be done regarding children under 15 as 69 percent of these children knew their status with 69 percent being initiated on ART while 59 percent had their viral load suppressed in 2022. By Kudakwashe Pembere This sluggish progress for children was attributed to the fact that children are largely dependent on their adult caregivers. In 2022, Zimbabwean women surpassed the 95-95-95 targets recording 98–97–95 compared to Zimbabwean men who…

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Decline in Adolescent HIV Prevalence

A 2017 Youth Adult Survey has found that the HIV Prevalence among adolescents alongside young adults is dropping.  The survey however could not mention what could have attributed to this decline but indications point to massive awareness campaigns, financial support and other programs to reduce HIV. By Kudakwashe Pembere The survey dubbed Youth Adult Survey of Zimbabwe: Using Data to better understand and serve children and adolescents at risk of HIV and child violence in Zimbabwe sought to estimate prevalence and incidence of HIV and prevalence of physical, emotional and…

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