Health & Community

Health & Community

Deputy Health Minister John Mangwiro

National HIV Prevalence Drops From 13,9% to 11,8%

From Robert Tapfumaneyi in Chinhoyi VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga, who also doubles as the Health Minister, has said despite the Covid-19 induced disruptions to HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2020, the government’s response to HIV was pleasing as new infections decrease. In a speech read on his behalf by his deputy John Mangwiro, Chiwenga said the

VP Chiwenga

Govt To Construct 32 Hospitals: Chiwenga

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A TOTAL of 32 new hospitals are earmarked for construction as the government expedites the reform of the health sector, which is currently grappling twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and Covid-19. Strengthening the health sector is now high on the agenda, with existing hospitals set for revamping and re-equipping. In a

Govt Strengthening Management Of Childhood Cancer

By Staff Reporter BULAWAYO: Zimbabwe is making great strides in strengthening cancer management as part of the country’s efforts to make Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services more accessible. With the growing number of NCDs and the impact COVID-19 has had on people with cancer and other NCDs, steps have been taken to come up with a

Teacher Tendai Madzukwa describes storm damage to the United Methodist Mashambanhaka Primary School

Storms Destroy Churches

UM News HEAVY rains and strong winds left a trail of destruction of property worth thousands of dollars at two United Methodist institutions. Munyarari Mission in the Zimbabwe East Conference (Mutare District) and Mashambanhaka Mission in the Zimbabwe West Conference (Murehwa Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District) saw significant damage from the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 storms. Roofs

Give Me Water, Education

By Staff Reporter ACCESS to safe and clean water remains a critical and essential service in any community or institution. When communities do not have access to reliable water sources, it’s most often children that must spend time every day fetching water. In many cases this causes them to miss school and miss out on an

Zimbabwe Tackles Typhoid, Cholera Through Vaccination

The Lancet IN EARLY November 2021, the Government in Zimbabwe started a so-called mop-up vaccination initiative with the typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) to reach children who were not immunised in the TCV vaccination campaign that took place in the country in May. In the 10-day vaccination campaign, more than 4 million children aged 9 months

Violet Chisango, at home in the rural province of Masvingo, searches for a signal on her solar-powered radio so that she can hear the evening news.

Radio Silence: Information Gap Persists For Rural Communities

Global Press Journal MUTARE: A few minutes before 7 p.m. on a chilly September evening, Violet Chisango fumbles with the small solar-powered radio she bought 15 years ago. After checking that the battery is full, she tunes in to Voice of America’s “Studio 7.” She has waited all day for the local news on this

Govt Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan To End HIV/AIDS

Xinhua ZIMBABWE Monday launched a national HIV/AIDS strategic plan which is set to guide resource allocation and implementation of the country’s HIV response for the next five years, the state broadcaster ZBC reported. The strategic plan running from 2021-2025 will guide the country toward ending AIDS by 2030, Chief Director in the Ministry of Health

USAid Pours US$5,7 Million To Avert Hunger

By Staff Reporter THE United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has availed US$5,7 million through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) towards supporting more than 150 000 food insecure households in the country’s urban and rural areas. This brings USAid’s donation to over US$45 million since last year. At least 42% of the

Mutumwa Mawere, the former owner of SMM Holdings

SMM Holdings Continues Evicting Ex-Workers

By Clayton Shereni SHABANIE Mashava Mines (SMM) Holdings, once an asbestos empire, continues evicting its former mineworkers from their homes despite the company failing to pay them owed terminal benefits. The evictions were temporarily stopped in the run-up to the 2018 elections after Mines Minister Winston Chitando, in a clear case of garnering for votes,

New HIV Infections High Among Young Bulawayo Women

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE City of Bulawayo is witnessing an increase in the prevalence of HIV among women and persons of diverse, sexual orientation and gender identities. Speaking at the Fast-Track Cities signing ceremony Wednesday, Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni, revealed the prevalence of new infections in young girls and women was more than double the

Swedish Embassy Hands Over Ambulance, Caravan To Population Services Zimbabwe

By THE Embassy of Sweden has donated an ambulance and a caravan to the Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) for the not-for-profit organisation to complement the Ministry of Health and Child Care in times of emergencies. The ambulance and caravan were officially handed over to the PSZ at the Victoria Falls General Hospital by Sweden

File Image: dumped plastic waste

Govt Moves To Phase Out Plastic Bags By 2022

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE has scaled up efforts to introduce a green economy with the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) revealing plans to eliminate the use of plastic carrier bags by December 2022. Plastic carrier bags take years to decompose and end up as deadly waste in landfills and water bodies. They also harm animals with toxic

Tendai Chimana healed from obstetric fistula after surgery made possible through a government programme.

For Many Women, A Painful Malady Suffered In Silence

Global Press Journal MUTARE: Tendai Chimana still remembers her second pregnancy — and its devastating aftermath — in painful detail. Chimana married and became pregnant with her first child when she was 15. She lost the child three months after birth. Three years later, at 18, she became pregnant again. When she started experiencing contractions,

Bulawayo Residents To Endure 72 Hours Water Outages

By Bulawayo Correspondent RESIDENTS in Bulawayo will have to endure gruelling 72 hours without water as the city limits supplies due to the current nationwide power outages. The city is already reeling under a 48-hour water-shedding regime, which the local authority has attributed to power shortages. Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube said the power outages

File Image: A Mwenzi farmer Taraisai Mubhoyi inspecting her field

Chiredzi, Mwenezi Farmers Combat Climate Change Through Hybrid Forecasting

By Mandipa Masenyama THE Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) and Enhancing Community Resilience and Sustainability (ECRAS) are assisting farmers in Chiredzi and Mwenezi districts in Masvingo province in hybrid forecasting to combat climate change. In a statement Monday, the ZRBF said hybrid forecasting was helping farmers in the two districts through guiding local communities on farming