Gvt Urges Citizens To Take Up First AID Training…As Zim Records 5000 Workplace Accidents Annually

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Professor Paul Mavhima says First AID skills were critical in emergencies and it was crucial for every citizen to have basic first aid training. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the First Aid Breakfast Meeting that was hosted by the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) in Harare, Minister Mavhima urged Red Cross to be more visible and to expand services beyond their usual catchment zones. There is need for all Zimbabweans to have basic knowledge of first aid given that emergencies are a daily…

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More funding needed for the child protection sector in Zimbabwe

At a High-Level Policy Dialogue event, key stakeholders in child protection agreed that more needs to be done to address the many protection issues children face   The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, UNICEF and the Zimbabwe Economics Society today convened a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Child Protection Financing in Zimbabwe. The Dialogue is part of the Child Budgeting Series initiated by UNICEF and Zimbabwe Economics Society (ZES) in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe. The meeting today comes at a pivotal moment as many children face…

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Zim launches School Health Policy

ZIMBABWE has launched a school health policy which will act as a yardstick towards planning and programming for school children’s  health activities and the sector at large. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the launch ceremony, Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the policy had come at a time when Zimbabwe needed an education sector specific policy which will scale up disease prevention and programing in schools. “Ill health in schools has been characterised by increasing incidence and prevalence of communicable diseases like HIV infection, tuberculosis, including neglected…

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