Zimbabwe Health Journalists Trained On Sensible Infertility Reporting

ZIMBABWE’S First Lady, Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa in partnership with the Merck Foundation and the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ), hosted a half day training to sensitise Zimbabwean Journalists on issues around fertility and infertility. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes in the midst of a growing burden in fertility related complications in both women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa largely driven by lifestyle related health conditions and Non Communicable diseases (NCDs). Giving her remarks during the training, Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Dr Rasha Kelej said there were numerous risk…

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More Zim Women Withdraw Rape and SGBV Cases from Police and Courts

IN a rather disturbing trend, numbers of women withdrawing rape and Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases they would have filed with the police or courts have been increasing over the past few years. By Michael Gwarisa Even though the reasons behind the huge withdrawals are yet to be ascertained, it is largely believed that societal and family pressures could be the reason behind the huge spike in case being withdrawn by survivors. Presenting at a Media Sensitisation Workshop on reporting on SGBV in Zimbabwe that was organised by UNICEF,…

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NBSZ Launches Countrywide Media Engagements

Ms Lucy Marowa NBSZ Chief Executive Officer

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has kick-started nationwide Media education meetings in a bid to sensitise Journalists as well as promote informed and accurate reportage of blood and blood products issues. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the NBSZ Harare media education workshop, NBSZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Lucy Marowa said the media play a key role in communicating the NBSZ message to its stakeholders. We recognise the media as an important stakeholder to the NBSZ. For us to do whatever work we do and be able to…

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