Population Solutions for Health launches PREVENT program

Population Solutions for Health (PSH), and Populations Service International (PSI) on Monday hosted the Going the Last Mile for HIV Control closeout while launching the PREVENT program meant to protect the gains Zimbabwe has made in the fight against HIV pandemic. By Nthokozo Gudu PSH Executive Director and Managing Trustee, Dr Noah Taruberekera gave remarks and celebrated the successes of the Last mile program. This event is about looking back and celebrating the successes of the US$101 million dollars Last Mile program funded by PEPFAR through USAID. This program was…

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PSH Hosts Religious Indaba On Child Marriages and Intimate Partner Violence in Zimbabwe

Population Solutions for Health (PSH) in collaboration with Population Services International and support from the Swedish Embassy in Partnership with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development held a three day religious leaders dialogue in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central Province. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, PSH said the dialogue was meant to change harmful cultural norms and values that drive intimate partner valance and child marriages at community level. Child marriage is a practice that negatively affects young girls socially, culturally, economically and their health even…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign partners Mutare sports tourney for weekend jamboree

The Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign crusades into Manicaland this weekend, where it is partnering an annual sports tournament to bring both entertainment and the serious business of sexual and reproductive health services to the doorsteps of people in the eastern border city. By Staff Reporter Population Solutions for Health (PSH), which is behind the campaign, has this year partnered with organizers of the annual Mai Hondo youth memorial junior soccer tournament as part of its quest to use sports as a vehicle to promote anti-Gender Based Violence (GBV) messages. The…

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Sweden Honors Love Shouldn’t Hurt Ambassadors

THE Embassy of Sweden in Harare and its partner, Population Solutions for Health (PSH), awarded several celebrities and influencers for using their voice to amplify the Love Shouldn’t Hurt (LSH) campaign, a movement  against intimate partner violence. By Michael Gwarisa The Awards Ceremony was held at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Harare on Friday 24, March 2023 and they were meant to applaud and recognize the champions who made the Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign a resounding success. In her speech at the awards event, Embassy of Sweden to Zimbabwe Ambassador…

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Love Wins. Applauding the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign

PSI and implementing partner, Population Solutions for Health, implemented a national branded campaign dubbed #LoveShouldntHurt #RudoHarurove #UthandoKaluhlukumezi with funding from the Swedish Government through the Embassy of Sweden. The project ran for 3 years from January 2020 – December 2022, and aimed to prevent GBV, to change behaviors and attitudes to reduce violence among partners (Intimate Partner Violence), engage male peers to act as inherent change makers and increase the number of men and women who believe GBV should not be tolerated in their communities. Beating partners and children is…

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PSH Launches “Give Me A Chance” Campaign against Early Child Marriages

IN a bid to end the growing burden of Early Child Marriages that have seen girls dropping out of school and widening the opportunities gap between boys and girls, the Population Solutions for Health (PSH) through funding from the Embassy of Sweden, has launched the “Give Me A Chance,” an Anti-Child Marriages campaign in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa in Zvimba Besides being a national media campaign, the “Give Me A Chance” campaign is being implemented in three districts namely Uzumba, Maramba Pfungwe (UMP), Zvimba and Rushinga in partnership with the…

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Scrap Import Duty and VAT on Condoms…Partners Plead With Gvt, As Zimbabwe Records 15 Million Condom deficit

RELIANCE on donor funding for the National Condom program, coupled with a restrictive tax regime has resulted in Zimbabwe failing to meet its condom obligation of 173 million condoms per year, a development that could reverse progress made so far in the HIV response, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe’s national condom program comprise of public sector condoms, private sector condoms and Social Marketing condoms. However, increased donor fatigue has seen major donors such as the USAID and PEPFAR cutting their funding towards the procurement of public sector and…

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Girls Share First Time Menstruation Experiences

ONE way in which women graduate from girlhood into womanhood is through menstruation or having a period. A period is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman’s monthly cycle. Every month, a woman’s body prepares for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, the uterus, or womb, sheds its lining. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus. By Michael Gwarisa A girl’s first period is a major milestone in her life and girls should celebrate this monthly natural occurrence as it’s just proof…

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Population Solutions For Health Urges Adolescent Girls To Take Up STEM subjects

Population Solutions for Health (PSH), has encouraged young adolescent girls to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to secure a better future for themselves. By Kudakwashe Pembere At a time when there is diminished interest in these subjects, PSH engaged TelOne Centre for Learning for a Career Fair for these girls in Form 4 to Form 6 to expand their horizon towards STEM opportunities. With support from the Embassy of Sweden in Harare, PSH and its Community Champions mobilised students from Mabvuku, Tafara, Chitungwiza, and Epworth to…

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