Zimbabwe Commences Nationwide Deworming Exercise, 300 000 Targeted For free Bilharzia Treatment in Shamva and Mount Darwin

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Higherlife Foundation have kick-started the National Mass Treatment for bilharzia and intestinal worms as a follow-up to the healthcare worker’s Mass Drug Administration (MDA) training exercise which concluded last week in Shamva and Mount Darwin. By Michael Gwarisa The National Mass Treatment exercise started in Mashonaland Central Province this week in (Shamva and Mount Darwin). WHO started their support visit at Chitse Clinic in Mt Darwin where WHO is providing on the job…

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Family Planning Ambassador Fights Teen Pregnancies

ZIMBABWE National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), brand ambassador Adiona Chidzonga has gone on massive campaign against early teen pregnancies and child marriages in rural areas. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mt Darwin In an interview during the Brand Ambassador’s visit of the Youth Friendly Centre in Mt Darwin,  Chidzonga bemoaned the high teen pregnancy cases in the Mashonaland Central province and blamed it on traditional beliefs and customs which normalizes early child marriages. “The issue of teenage pregnancies in this province, in particular this district is very high. It is…

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