Health & Community

Health & Community

Drivers react to Rusape bus crash, blame menace on uncouth truck drivers

By Staff Reporter Mutare: BUS drivers who ply the Harare-Mutare route have urged government to restore the country’s rail transport system and further develop the fuel pipeline in order to reduce increasing volumes of haulage trucks partly blamed for continued road traffic accidents. This follows a horrific road accident between two buses in Rusape on

Guns recovered as robbers are nabbed

By Staff Reporter AT least 15 suspected armed robbers have been arrested in the past few months including five last week alone. In a statement recently, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the five Godfrey Josi (35), Austin Ncube (27), Harmony Nyathi (29), Polite Madamombe (34) and Wisdom Tariro (22) were spotted at Zindoga

Masvingo has 12 percent HIV/Aids prevalence rate – NAC

By Staff Reporter Masvingo: AN average of 12 people out of 100 are living with HIV/Aids in Masvingo province, National Aids Council (NAC) provincial manager Edgar Muzulu has said. According to data compiled during the 3rd quarter of 2018, the average HIV prevalence rate for the province is sitting at 12,8 %. Chivi district has

Gutu Aids coordinator Pask Mukuwe fills up dispenser

Dispensers come in handy for NAC’s condom distribution blitz

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE National Aids Council (NAC) has moved to install condom dispensers in so-called HIV/Aids hotspots in Masvingo province in attempts to manage new HIV infections. The dispensers are found in clinics, beer taverns, tertiary institutions and truck inns. Hotspots are areas where high sexual activity takes place. The two-week old pilot project

Gutu men say condoms too small for them, often burst during sex

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Gutu: Men from Mpandawana Growth Point here in Gutu have appealed to condom distributors to supply them with larger sized products of the lifesaving rubber saying those available in the local beer taverns were too small for them. They told during a recent visit to the area that they lived in

Chivhu-based Mary Shasha

Hooker says sex work no longer viable; switches to pick-pocketing

By Robert Tapfumaneyi CHIVHU: A well-known local commercial sex worker has lamented that the world’s oldest profession is no longer viable in a development that has forced her to supplement her income with pick-pocketing. In an interview with 34-year-old Mary Shasha said she has done jail time on three separate occasions in 2005, 2008

Huge demand for morning-after pill at Masvingo colleges – AIDS council

By Robert Tapfumaneyi DEMAND for the so-called morning-after pill is on the increase among college students in Masvingo, suggesting a high prevalence of unprotected sex and the attended risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. Pharmacies in the city reportedly report regular stock-outs of levonorgestrel tablets (morning after pills), an emergency contraception which is used after

IN FULL: United Nations on Magaya’s HIV cure claim

Below is the full statement by the United Nations’ World Health Organisation (WHO) in the wake of claims by prominent Zimbabwean preacher Walter Magaya that he has discovered a ‘cure’ for HIV and AIDS. HARARE: In response to recent media reports alleging the discovery of a cure for HIV and AIDS, Dr. Alex Gasasira WHO

Ideal timing between pregnancies is at least one year: study

By AFP Women who want to bear children in their 30s and 40s often face a dilemma regarding how much time to wait between pregnancies. Doctors often advise they wait 18 to 24 months. But pregnancy risks mount with age. A study Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), based on 150,000

Man strikes, kills mom with hoe over television remote control

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A 35-year-old Mutare man faces murder charges after he recently took a hoe and struck his 65-year-old mother to death following a dispute over a television remote control. Police confirmed the incident, saying investigation were still progress to ascertain what transpired on the fateful day. Manicaland Police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa

Aussie Books for Zim chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo

AUSTRALIA: Crowdfunding campaign launched to help educate 10,000 kids in Zimbabwe

By Agents Aussie Books for Zim recently launched a crowdfunding campaign  to help it raise the $16,000 it needs to send two shipping containers of books to Zimbabwe, Chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo said 60,000 books as well as library furniture, lab equipment and school uniforms had already been collected as a result of many

Harare City Council resumes demolitions, brings down 108 homes

By Idah Mhetu THE Harare City Council Wednesday dispatched earthmovers to demolish 108 illegal structures in Budiriro near High Glen Mall with authorities saying more buildings were going to be reduced to rubble this Thursday. The city council revealed this on its official Facebook page on Wednesday. “108 illegal structures in Budiriro near High Glen