Health & Community

Health & Community

Nathan, 27, carries a glass pipe, made from a light bulb, for smoking crystal meth, along with a lighter and bottle of Histalix cough syrup

Covid Complicates Efforts To Curb Substance Abuse

Global Press Journal As LOCKDOWNS and job losses spur a spike in drug and alcohol use, a national coalition advocates for more affordable and accessible treatment programs. Nathan, 27, carries a glass pipe, made from a light bulb, for smoking crystal meth, along with a lighter and bottle of Histalix cough syrup. Farai starts her

Tinashe Farawo

ZimParks Raises Alarm Over Increase In Wildlife Attacks

Agencies OVERPOPULATION of elephants and other surges in wildlife numbers is increasing the chances of human-animal contact and raises the chances that more people will be killed or injured by the animals, warns the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks). Zimparks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo recently said due to overpopulation of the elephants, human-animal conflicts

Self-Styled Prophet ‘Removes Bones’ Through Girl’s Privates

By Tonderai Saharo AN exorcism ritual recently went wrong when a self-styled Chiredzi prophet inserted his fingers into the vagina and anus of a 16-year-old girl during a cleansing process. James Mutonhorera (51) of Village 7 Uswaushava Triangle pleaded not guilty to indecent assault charges when he appeared before Masvingo Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu recently.

Gutu RDC offices

Devolution Funds: Gutu Rural Council Builds 8 Clinics

By Tonderai Saharo THE Gutu Rural District Council (RDC) has used its latest $30 million tranche of devolution funds it received from the government to construct eight clinics with the aim of improving the district’s health sector. The local authority’s chief executive Alexander Mutembwe confirmed to last week that in the first quarter of

Involve Citizens In Recall Of MPs, Councillors – CSOs

By Anna Chibamu CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have demanded the immediate amendment of the Electoral Act to incorporate provisions that would give ordinary citizens powers, as voters, to decide on the recalling of public officials from office. In a statement Friday, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) said CSOs under the banner; ‘Zimbabwe Devolution Campaign’

New Vetting Exercise For War Vets – ZIPRA

By Bulawayo Correspondent A NEW national vetting exercise for former freedom fighters in Zimbabwe is expected soon, and the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) has urged its members to prepare and take part in the screening programme. Ex-ZIPRA cadres have been lobbying for the amendment of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Act. It is

Sex Workers Left Dry As Wives Escort Hubbies To Tobacco Auction Floors

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MACHEKE: Female sex workers in this small farming town have been left counting losses after most tobacco farmers this marketing season chose to be escorted to tobacco auction floors by their spouses. The farmers took the decision to avoid losing their hard-earned cash through theft, or unnecessary spending with sex workers and

New Foreign Currency Measures Trigger Price Hikes

By Bulawayo Correspondent PRICES of commodities and services have astronomically gone up following new foreign currency measures announced by the government last week. The government gazetted the new rules under Statutory Instrument (SI) 127 of 2021 and seen as an attempt to curtail the galloping exchange rate on the parallel market and stabilise the local

Job Sikhala

Sikhala Dares Chitungwiza Council After Threats To Destroy Vendors’ Markets

By Costa Nkomo  ZENGEZA West MP and MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala Tuesday warned Chitungwiza Municipality not to proceed with its plans to dismantle all informal business in the town as the actions will be met with violence. On Tuesday, Chitungwiza Municipality acting Town Clerk Evangelista Machona gave informal traders 72 hours to cease

China's President Xi-Jinping

Chinese Language Gaining Popularity In Zim Schools

Xinhua THE Chinese greeting phrase “ni hao” — which translates into English as “hello” — is becoming widely understood by many school children in Zimbabwe as more schools introduce Chinese language classes to cater to the growing demand for the language. At Gateway High School, a private school in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare, Chinese as

Morelife Chireru

Guruve Boy (7) Seeks Help For Surgical Operation On Rare Growth

By Alois Vinga Mt Darwin: A seven-year-old boy from Guruve is struggling to get a medical procedure to remove a rare growth on the left side of his face as his parents cannot raise the required funds. Speaking to at Karanda Mission Hospital, Morelife Chireru‘s father said the family was left in crisis after

Young College Students Abusing Family Planning Pills To Stop Periods

By Robert Tapfumaneyi  SHOCKING details have emerged that some female students at tertiary institutions around the country were using birth control pills to suppress their periods. One of the main reasons is that some would be doing it to please their boyfriends while putting their own health at risk. “It’s happening, it’s quite often especially

Varichem Requires US$3 Million To Resume ARVs Manufacture

By Anna Chibamu DRUG manufacturer, Varichem Pharmaceuticals says financial resource constraints have led to a stop in the production of Anti-retroviral drugs in Zimbabwe. Giving oral evidence before the HIV/ Aids Thematic Portfolio Committee on why it had shelved ART drug manufacturing, company managing director Alois Muchabaiwa said the drug maker failed to acquire the

An All-Women Miners’ Team Dig For Aquamarine In Karoi

New York Times AS Iver Rosenkrantz and Patrick Tendayi Zindoga drove through the fertile countryside of northern Zimbabwe one day in late 2018, they noticed something out of the ordinary: A woman who had just started plowing a field with a few oxen under the scorching sun was entirely on her own. The business partners, who had

Katswe Sistahood Helps Mbire Women In Goat-Rearing To Fight GBV

By Robert Tapfumaneyi VARIOUS women in Mbire district, Mashonaland Central province have embarked on successful goat-rearing projects as part of efforts to end domestic violence and early child marriages within their community. Mbire district, which stretches along the borders of Mozambique and Zambia, north of Zimbabwe, is one of the marginalised area in the country.

Pregnant Women, Girls Face Barriers Accessing Health Facilities, Risk Life-Changing Injuries

Amnesty International PREGNANT women and girls are at risk of life-changing childbirth-related injuries, including obstetric fistula, as many shun public healthcare facilities in favour of home-based deliveries due to inadequate health infrastructure, cultural practices and high hospital costs, Amnesty International said Thursday in a new report. Zimbabwe has one of the highest maternal mortality rates

Parents Want ZACC To Audit Gokomere Schools’ Finances As Standards ‘Nose-Dive’

By Tonderai Saharo PARENTS and guardians with pupils attending Catholic-run Gokomere High and Primary schools, have approached the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) demanding an audit of the learning centres’ finances while complaining standards were “nose-diving”. The two Masvingo-based schools are some of the best performing learning centres in Zimbabwe. The petition was addressed to the