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‘Our rights are violated in hospital’ -people living with disabilities

By Memory Ncube  GOVERNMENT has been urged to invest in educating people living with disabilities so they can take up jobs in the medical field and assist fellow counterparts whose human rights have been violated in hospitals. Participating at a Medical Services Act amendment consultation ...

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‘Health should be a priority in 2017 budget’

By Sibusiso Moyo THE Bulawayo City Council must prioritise health in its 2017 budget considering the fact that their local clinics are ill equipped while some areas have no facilities at all, residents have said. Speaking to Radio Dialogue at a community dialogue meeting last ...

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Give children contraceptives-health officials

By Memory Ncube  CHILDREN should be granted the right to access various contraceptive methods to help curb unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions, health officials have said. Addressing delegates during a Medical Services Act amendment consultative meeting recently in Bulawayo, health officials emphasised children should be ...

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Health and Child Care minister tours Byo hospitals

Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has emphasized the need for the government to adequately fund Ingutsheni Central Hospital amid reports that the institution is facing acute food and medicines shortages owing to cash constraints. The minister, during a tour at the ...

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‘Breastfeed to reduce child deaths’

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has encouraged mothers to adequately breastfeed their children in order to reduce number of children dying below the age of five. This call follows the World Breastfeeding Week, which is commemorated every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the ...

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Community care… helping curb TB

By Busani Bafana Ntabazinduna, 2 Sept. 2015 — Distraught and stigmatised, Moses Mdlongwa contemplated killing his son diagnosed with tuberculosis – a curable disease turning into a super killer all thanks to HIV. Mdlongwa (61) had few choices after his wife died of TB. He ...

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Sexual violence against children high in Zim: Report

Sexual violence against children is a significant problem in many low- and middle-income countries. At least 25 percent of females and 10 percent of males experienced some form of childhood sexual violence in the majority of seven countries studied, according to findings from the Violence ...

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ART prolongs life:UNAIDS

By Samantha Ndebele People living with HIV and AIDS have been encouraged to take antiretroviral therapy during early stages of diagnosis to increase chances of prolonging their life. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibé said engaging on ...

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Youth organisations distribute free sanitary pads

TWO youth organisations have joined forces to launch a menstrual hygiene management campaign to mobilise and distribute sanitary pads to women and girls in Bulawayo. The launch will coincide with the International Menstrual Hygiene Day commemorations on May 28, with sanitary towels set to be ...

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Ingutsheni appeals for food aid

INGUTSHENI Mental Hospital has sent a distress signal to government to assist with farming implements amid a serious hunger crisis at the institution. Ingutsheni caters for mentally ill patients from all parts of the country who do not pay any user fees, making the running ...

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