Zimbabwe sets target to end AIDS epidemic

Zimbabwe sets target to end AIDS epidemic

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE has set targets that are going to help end HIV as a public health threat by 2030. Speaking during The Zimbabwe Health Situation Room launch, Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo said the set targets aim to reach people that haven’t been reached. “Zimbabwe has adopted an ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic in the country by reaching 90% of all people living with HIV with testing services. “HIV positive people that know their status will be provided with sustained antiretroviral…

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Zimnat introduces US Dollar funeral policy

Zimnat introduces US Dollar funeral policy

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMNAT Life Assurance has introduced a new funeral policy called Gadziriro/Lungiselelo which provides cover in United States dollars. The major feature of the funeral plan is that payment is made in United States dollars, which means the value of the policy remains the same and unaffected by any fluctuations in the value of RTGS dollars. Under the Gadziriro/Lungiselelo, a husband, wife and four children are covered for an amount of US$6000 from a premium of US$4.99 per month. Customers to the funeral policy have a choice of…

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All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

PREPARATIONS for the inaugural Zim Food and Cultural Festival which kicks off this Thursdays (23 May) are said to be at an advanced stage. The festival which is a brainchild of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa seeks among other things to promote and restore cultural diversity, unite locals, bridge the cultural divide and more importantly promote domestic tourism. Scheduled for Harare Gardens from the 23rd to the 25th of May, the festival is centred on celebrating Zimbabwe’s authentic and unique cultural lifestyle through showcasing various traditional foods, languages, arts, music, crafts,…

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CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MEDICAL aid concern CIMAS has partnered with cement manufacturing company Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe on Manresa Clinic which will respond to the needs of the company’s workers and surrounding community. CIMAS board member Bart Mswaka who was standing in for company chairman Luke Ngwerume said the partnership on the clinic is in line with the organisation’s goals of providing healthcare. “The addition of the clinic was in line with the society’s goal of providing its members and prospective members with integrated healthcare solutions. “Full credit must go to…

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Vaya Ambulance just a click away

Vaya Ambulance just a click away

By Daniel Chigundu DIVERSIFIED digital solutions group Cassava Smartech has launched Vaya Ambulance which seeks among other things to enable quick access to ambulances in emergency situations. Vaya Ambulance adds to the growing list of the group’s on-demand services portfolio where it is already offering such services as Kwese Media, Technites, Ride hailing services, Haulage services and Tasknites with a view to improving the overall quality of life for all Africans. Addressing delegates at the launch of the ambulance service, Cassava Smartech chief executive officer Dorothy Zimuto said about 50…

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PHD Ministries clean Harare

PHD Ministries clean Harare

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has applauded Prophetic and Healing Deliverance Ministries (PHD) for cleaning up the streets of Harare adding that a clean environment works well for tourism. Most cities in Zimbabwe have largely been dirty due litter which is thrown around by people and uncollected garbage in both the central business district and residential suburbs. However, speaking on the sidelines of the clean-up campaign which was held to commemorate PHD Ministries 5th anniversary, Minister Mupfumira said everyone has a role to play…

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No fridges to keep Rabbis vaccines in rural areas

No fridges to keep Rabbis vaccines in rural areas

By Daniel Chigundu HEALTH and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa says most clinics in rural areas do not have refrigeration required for storing of vaccines for Rabbies. According to Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba, most people in rural areas are asked to buy their own Rabbis vaccines when they are bitten by dogs but are unable to find the vaccines easily. Honourable Chinotimba said the Health Minister must explain whether people are supposed to buy on their own or the Government is supposed to give people for free or to…

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Misihairabwi pleads for sanitary pads

Misihairabwi pleads for sanitary pads

By Daniel Chigundu PROPORTIONAL Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has pleaded with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to consider scrapping import duty on menstrual cups as sanitary pads crisis persist in Zimbabwe. Menstrual cups are an alternative to sanitary pads and are considered economical over time as the same cup can be used for close to 10 years. Presenting a motion on the cost of sanitary wear, in the National Assembly, Honourable Mushonga said menstrual cups should be included in the various rebates that Minister Chinamasa talked about in his 2018 National…

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POST BUDGET SEMINAR: What Jacob Mudenda said

POST BUDGET SEMINAR: What Jacob Mudenda said

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HON. ADV. J. F. MUDENDA AT THE POST-BUDGET SEMINAR 8 JANUARY 2018 The President of the Senate, Hon E.G. Madzongwe; The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon M. M. Chinomona; The Deputy President of the Senate, Hon C.C.C. Chimutengwende; Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Dr T. Khupe; The President of the National Council of Chiefs, Hon. Senator Chief F.Z. Charumbira; Honourable Chief Whips; Honourable Committee Chairpersons here present; Honourable Members of Parliament here present; The Acting Clerk of Parliament, Ms….

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Pay your water bills: Govt. …era of free service has ended

Pay your water bills: Govt. …era of free service has ended

By Daniel Chigundu GOVERNMENT has called on residents in Harare to pay for services they are getting from city council adding that the era of free service has ended. Harare is reportedly owed more than US$700 million by both residents and companies in unpaid water bills and to make matter worse; the city council is only managing to collect about half of what it would have billed on a monthly basis. The erratic payment of bills has resulted in the city council struggling to effectively discharge its various duties that…

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