Swedish Embassy Breaking Menstrual Health Barriers

“MENSTRUATION is a girls issue, why should i care?” said Tafadzwa a Grade 6 pupil with Avondale Primary School. ” I would rather not talk  or discuss about it,” he says. By Kudakwashe Pembere This is the kind of attitude young girls experiencing menstruation for the first time and in school go through. At times, the treatment can be worse for young girls of school going age as they have to endure long hours of bullying , jeering and insults at the hands of their male counterparts. The situation even…

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Sanitary Pads Crisis Hit University Students

ZIMBABWE’S urban young girls feel cheated on the pricing and quality of sanitary pads being made in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged at the launch of a Menstrual Health Promotion Campaign funded by the Swedish Embassy with the implementation done by Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe. Contrary to popular belief stating how menstrual products are expensive to those living in the rural areas, young girls living in the urban areas also feel the pinch. SayWhat Sexual Reproductive Health Rights advocate at the University of Zimbabwe Munashe Mhaka said university…

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Boost For PSZ Family Planning Projects…As Swedish Embassy Avails $8.5 Million

POPULATION Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) has received an amount to the tune of $8.5 million from the Embassy of Sweden which is meant for scaling up family planning projects around the country under the Blue Star initiative. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the PSZ Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Family planning project launch, First Lady, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa said the SRHR partnership between PSZ, the Swedish and Zimbabwean government was  a step in the right direction for Zimbabwe. “I am deeply humbled to be part of this great initiative that…

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Sweden/PSI Sign Sexual Reproductive Health Deal

THE Swedish Embassy has partnered the Population Services International (PSI) in a deal that will ensure improved access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, products and services for all in Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Correspondant According to the deal, PSI will receive SEK60 000 000 over three years (2018-2021). Through their social media platform Facebook, Swedish Embassy said, “The intervention will go beyond the provision of family planning services to include #cervicalcancer prevention, @menstrual hygiene management, screening and treatment of #STIs, and services for survivors of #sexualviolence.” They added that…

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