Health & Community

Health & Community

Elderly Fisherman Drowns Inside Lake Kariba

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Binga: A 72-year-old fisherman drowned in Lake Kariba in Binga after a wave hit a makeshift boat he was using in the river while casting some fishing nets. Robby James’ body was retrieved two days later in an advanced state of decomposition. Other fishermen Faroo Makawu of Sengwa fishing camp and

Animal ‘Husbandry’ Gone Wrong As Herd Boy (19) ‘Rapes’ Goat

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 19-YEAR-OLD Nyabira goat herder seems to have read the phrase ‘animal husbandry’ wrongly after he turned “husband” to a female goat on which he performed some sexual acts. For the mischief, Forget Ngwenya was dragged to court this week charged with bestiality. Chinhoyi magistrate Tamari Chibindi convicted Ngwenya

Enock Dongo

Nurses Take Health Board To Court Over Removal Of Dongo As Member

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) is seeking the reversal of a decision to remove Enock Dongo as a member of the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating Panel (BNP) by the Health Services Board (HSB). Dongo, the ZINA president, feels he was hoodwinked and forced to resign from being a member of the BNP

Pupils In Fix As Headmaster Withholds Grade 7 Results For Seven Years

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AT LEAST 10 former pupils at Muvhami Primary School in Makonde district are in a quandary as the learning centre’s headmaster is refusing to release their Grade 7 results until payment of outstanding tuition fees, some cases being those of candidates who wrote the examinations some seven years ago.

Elderly Zimbabweans Dispel Scepticism On Covid Vaccine

The Guardian WHILE younger generations remain suspicious, growing numbers of senior citizens are taking up the jab. They may be old, frail, and vulnerable but they are the foot soldiers at the front of Zimbabwe’s Covid vaccination drive. Amid widespread scepticism among the younger population, it is elderly people who are coming out to lead

69% Males Engaged In Sex With Men Used Condoms In 2020 – NAC

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE National Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring report shows at least 69.2% of Men having Sex with other Men (MSM) used condoms in 2020. According to the same report, 82% of transgender people also used condoms during the period under review. The report went on to say 21.1% MSM are

Karoi Pledges To Improve Residents’ Access To Health, Education

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent KAROI Town Council says it prioritises residents’ access to health and education and has channelled devolution funds from Treasury to establish appropriate infrastructure to realise the goals. Council chairman, Abel Matsika told his local authority plans to build a new clinic in Chiedza township as well as extend

Zimbabweans Used Over 85 Million Condoms In 2020

By Robert Tapfumaneyi NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) said it had projected a target for male condoms at 100 million and over 5 million for female condoms on 2020. However, both targets were missed. A staggering 85 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year as the country strives to achieve global HIV testing and condom

Tsholotsho Has Highest HIV Prevalence Rate In The Country

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring Report indicates that Tsholotsho district has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with the lowest being Binga. According to the report, Tsholotsho has 21.9% prevalence while Binga has 5.3%. Presenting the report Friday, NAC Monitoring and Evaluation director Amon Mpofu attributed

Border Jumper’s Arm, Leg Missing After Boat Capsizes Along The Zambezi

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent TWO border jumpers drowned in the mighty Zambezi River after their makeshift boat was hit by a water wave and capsized last week. Two others managed to swim back to the banks on the Zimbabwean side. The decomposing and dismembered body of Tichaona Kanyungwa (age unknown) was found on

Hunger Peaks In Urban Centres As Covid-19 Ripple Effects Spread – WFP

By Staff Reporter HUNGER in Zimbabwe’s urban areas has increased over the past year with 2.4 million people now struggling to meet their basic food needs, according to the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) report coordinated by the Food and Nutrition Council. The lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 have dealt a severe

Zimbabwe’s Disappearing Cattle

Development and Corporation IN five short years, farmer Bernard Mapuranga of Masvingo Province in south-east Zimbabwe has seen his herd of 37 cows dwindle to just three. His herd disappeared under the pressure of persistent drought, debilitating bovine diseases and an unprecedented string of cattle thefts. Many other farmers across the country share his plight.

Friendship Bench Helping  Tackle Mental Health Challenges

Xinhua HARARE: Rosemary Choga, a community healthcare worker, compassionately and attentively listened as a client narrated her problems. The intimate exchange between the two, who were seated on a wooden bench, went on for more than 30 minutes as the client offloaded her emotional baggage that she could not carry alone anymore. After the brief

Better Access To Water Improves Refugees Lives At Tongogara Camp

UNHCR JOSEPHINE Mbayo faced many difficulties looking after her eight children in a refugee camp in southeast Zimbabwe, but getting enough clean water for her family proved the biggest challenge. For years, the 48-year-old waited for hours each day to collect water at a pump at the Tongogara camp, which hosts more than 14,500 people,

Man Kills Friend Over Age

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: “Age isn’t anything by a number” but for Levison Luphahla (31) of Jotsholo in Lupane, age means killing. Luphahla was Wednesday jailed for four years for killing his childhood friend Khumbulani Tshuma who was aged 30 when he met his death in May last year. The two friends from Chief

Silobela Commuter Operators Double Fares As Roads Become Impassable

By Staff Reporter THE few commuter operators in Silobela have doubled their fares for commuters who are travelling from Silobela to nearby Kwekwe city citing excessive tear on their vehicles from bad roads linking to two Midlands areas. The fares have been doubled from US$5 to US$10. Silobela Councillor Willard Moyo told the state

Lucy Mbwana

Women Leading The Way In Zimbabwe: Lucy Mbwana’s Story

HALO Zimbabwe “WOMEN can do it too. We are equally capable of executing duties that men can do. Don’t give up on opportunities that interest, or can develop you, out of fear. ” Lucy Mbwana has been working for HALO for five years, joining as a deminer in 2016. Determined to make the most of