Health & Community

Health & Community

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

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Chiredzi Farmers Turn To Lucrative Fish Farming

From Mbekezeli Ncube recently in Chiredzi FISH farming has turned out to be a fast-growing business in some parts of the country as witnessed by the high number of small-scale farmers who have ventured into the trade, which is now yielding positive financial returns. When the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) through one of its

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Zim Man Gets Zimbabwe On Google Street View

Agencies ONE man could not find his hometown on Google Maps, so he took it upon himself to get Zimbabwe on Google Street view. All that Tawanda Kanhema wanted was to show the house he grew up in. If you live in the US, Europe, or near most large cities in the world, there is a

5 000 Children Living With HIV In Mash Central – NAC

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE National Aids Council (NAC) has revealed that more than 5 000 children are living with HIV in Mashonaland Central out of 78 000 who have the infection. While the rush for gold in Bindura area has brought instant wealth to many – both young and old – it has been a

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ED Lauds Private Sector Hand In National Health Development Efforts

By Stephen Tsamba PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday hailed private sector participation in the establishment and rehabilitation of public health delivery infrastructure amid a tough economic environment worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Mnangagwa was officially opening a United Bulawayo Hospitals Orthopaedic Centre and a Covid-19 Isolation Centre in the country’s second capital. He said the

WATCH: Kariba Woman Gives Birth In Public As Nurses ‘Take Lunch Break’

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AN unidentified Kariba woman recently gave birth in the full glare of onlookers outside the local Nyamhunga Clinic after nurses at the medical centre reportedly turned her away arguing they were on lunch break. However, sources who spoke to said the middle-aged woman, was turned away for not wearing

Police In Major Climbdown On School, Company Buses Ban

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo were Tuesday forced to make a major climbdown on its controversial directive to ban company and school buses, which are not registered with the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) from operating. Police in the city had banned company and school buses and kombis from ferrying students and workers, saying

How Tricycles Are Saving Pregnant Mothers In Rural Zimbabwe

Nigeria Health Watch IN ZANA 3, Wedza District, 131 kilometres south of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, Talent Zindi, 21, a subsistence farmer, is inspecting the ear flowers of a maize plant in her field. She will be harvesting her maize crop in two weeks. Zindi says the harvest season reminds her of the stress

Journalists Set Up Village Garden News Clubs

By Staff Reporter VILLAGERS from the Zvamahande area in Masvingo have expressed gratitude to media organisations that have taken a bold step to establish news clubs in the area. Women in Ward 33 Masvingo say their lives will be more informed since as they now have access to detailed news through newspapers that are now

Asthmatic Binga Woman Gives Birth, Dies, No Ambulance To Rush Her To Hospital

Matabeleland North Correspondent BINGA: A 40-year-old woman here died from an asthma attack just moments after giving birth as there was no ambulance available to pick her from rural Simatelele Clinic to the hospital. The deceased’s husband Elias Munkuli told police last week his wife, Malvenia had a history of experiencing frequent asthmas attack and

Pupils, Teachers Left Exposed As Bulawayo Cuts Schools Water Supplies

By Bulawayo Correspondent PUPILS and teachers at a number of government schools in Bulawayo have been left exposed to communicable diseases after the city council cut water supplies due to failure by the state to settle a $12 million debt. Under the Covid-19 prevention regulations, all schools and other facilities where large crowds gather are

Old Laws, Red Tape Leave Thousands Stateless

The Economist BOTSHIWE DUBE gave birth to all seven of her children at her home. This was not because she wanted to. Nor was it because there was no hospital in Tsholotsho, her home town in Zimbabwe. It was because she is stateless. Without papers proving she is Zimbabwean, she cannot gain admission to a

Malaria Vaccine Hailed As Potential Breakthrough

BBC A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, says the University of Oxford team behind it. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. But despite many vaccines being trialled over the years, this is the

‘Doctors Using Fake Referrals To Lure Patients’ – Transparency International

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL anti-corruption body, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has accused doctors employed in public hospitals of making unnecessary and illegal referrals to woe desperate patients to their private surgeries. In its latest report on corruption in the public health sector in Zimbabwe, the anti-graft lobby group said public health medical practitioners and specialists

Cheap Medicine Worth US$60m Smuggled Into Zim Yearly

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  MEDICAL drugs worth US$60 million are smuggled into Zimbabwe every year as the demand for cheap medical supplies remains high, the Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has revealed. The smuggling of drugs is perpetuated by the high demand for cheaper medical supplies in the country where the economy is struggling and the majority

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