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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Manyenyeni wants Town Clerk issue resolved fast

Manyenyeni wants Town Clerk issue resolved fast

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has called on the new Minister of Local Government July Moyo to quickly solve the issue of Town Clerk which has dragged for some time. Since the departure of Tendai Mahachi, some 30 months ago, there have been fights between the former Minister and the City over the responsibility to appoint a successor. The city council tried to appoint James Mushore but the move was shot down by former Minister Saviour Kasukuwere. Addressing the media, Mayor Manyenyeni said the position of town…

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GBV ratio unacceptable: Parajuli …as Sweden, Ireland pours US$4.7m to boost the fight

GBV ratio unacceptable: Parajuli …as Sweden, Ireland pours US$4.7m to boost the fight

By Daniel Chigundu UNITED NATIONS resident Coordinator Bishow Parajuli says the current ratio of women who are becoming victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country is unacceptable and more needs to be done to address it. According to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS), 2015 violence against women and girls remains a huge problem with at least 1in every 3 women aged 15-49 have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. The survey further reveals that 27 percent in the same age group (15-49 years) have experienced sexual…

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Key populations might affect HIV/Aids targets

Key populations might affect HIV/Aids targets

By Daniel Chigundu SHAMVA South legislator Joseph Mapiki says the country risks losing out on its effort to eradicate HIV/Aids by the year 2030 if it continues to leave out key populations such as transgender people and prisoners in its response strategies. The issue of transgender is very topical in the country, with President Robert Mugabe labelling them as being worse than pigs and dogs. However, this labelling has seen such groups as gays and lesbians being left out in various health programs as they fear coming out in the…

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Zimplats contributes to maternal health

Zimplats contributes to maternal health

By Daniel Chigundu Giant platinum miners Zimplats says it has splashed around US$12 000 towards the completion of a maternity wing at Gora Clinic in Mhondoro. Many rural clinics in the country have no proper maternity facilities for pregnant women, a development which has resulted in some having to give birth at home or at the roadside on their to distance clinics. Proper maternity facilities are one of the requirements in trying to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to child which at most times occurs during birth. Maternity facilities…

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Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

By Daniel Chigundu NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) finance director Albert Manenji says there is need to put more efforts in HIV/Aids prevention as it is cheaper than treatment. Zimbabwe has about 1.2 million people living with HIV/Aids and only about 1.029 million are on medication. A month supply of ARVs for a single person according to NAC is about $7.16 which translated to about US$7 million for the number of people on the medication at the moment. Addressing online journalists at a workshop, Manenji said the treatment was the biggest…

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