Efficient Resource Utilisation Could Alleviate SRH Challenges Faced By Adolescents – Family Planning Brand Ambassador

GOVERNMENT and implementing partners in the adolescent and youth reproductive health sector should efficiently utilise available resources to lessen reproductive health challenges faced by youths especially girls and young women, Family Planning Brand Ambassador, Adiona Chidzonga has called. Own Correspondent Fielding questions from the media, in Mutare at Mutare Youth Centre, Mrs Chidzonga said there is urgent need for all stakeholders in family planning and reproductive health sector in Manicaland to start to pull in the same direction for the benefit of adolescents and youth in the province. With the…

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Ending Harmful Practices Starts With Allowing Girls & Women Bodily Autonomy- UNFPA

Young Preganant Women

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe’s Assistant Country Representative, Ms Abbigail Msemburi says woman and girls should have power to make decisions over their bodies as a first step towards ending child marriages, traditional harmful practices and all forms of abuse. By Michael Gwarisa Presenting findings from the 2021 State of the World Population (SWOP) Report during a virtual commemoration of the World Population Day, Ms Msemburi said majority of women were still denied bodily autonomy and data from the SWOP indicated that half of women in 57 developing…

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Shamwari yeMwanasikana Responds To Health Minister’s Remarks On Access To SRH Services

Shamwari yeMwanasikana, a Non- Governmental Organization that provides support for and supports the empowerment and emancipation of the girl child in Zimbabwe has vowed to continue fighting for adolescents and girls to access  Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Services (SRHS) without any restrictions. By Staff Reporter The development comes at the back of media reports that the ministry of health had shot down a request by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS to have Section 35 of the country’s Public Health Act amended…

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Advocacy Core Team Applauds Parliament For Bold Stance On Adolescents Access To Health Services

THE recent move by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS to request the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to amend section 35 of the Public Health Act of 2018  has set the tone for more engagement and advocacy with other key stakeholders, the Advocacy Core Team (ACT) has said. By Patricia Mashiri Section 35 of the Public Health Act of 2018, limits young people below the age of 16 from accessing health services including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services…

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PSZ Donates PPE To Mashonaland East Health Institutions

POPULATION Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) has handed a consignment of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) to 16 Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) health institutions currently being supported  by the organization under the  Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) mechanism  as well as other two health institutions namely Marondera Provincial Hospital and the Zimbabwe National Family Council (ZNFPC) clinic, bringing the total number of institutions that received the donation Mashonaland East to 18. By Michael Gwarisa in Marondera Speaking during the handover ceremony of the donated equipment, Provincial Medical Director (PMD) for Mashonaland…

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