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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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Shale villagers long for a health facility

By Senzeni Ncube Shale villagers in Umzingwane district, Matabeleland South have never had their own health facility since the turn of independence, 35 years on, a situation compelling expecting mothers to deliver their newborns at home. According to Shale village representative, Gelot Moyo a nearest ...

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Ekusileni Hospital to offer IVF treatment

MINISTER of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has commended Ekusileni Medical Centre, which is yet to open, for offering fertility services to cater for those individuals who have difficulties in bearing children. Speaking from Ekusileni Medical Centre, Dr Parirenyatwa said although the centre ...

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More HIV prevention programs needed: NAC

By Senzeni Ncube The National Aids Council (NAC) says there is need to come up with strategies to prevent the bulk of the population from contracting HIV/AIDS. According to statistics revealed by NAC, 85 percent of the country’s population is HIV free. Speaking at a ...

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Men keen on family planning: ZNFPC

THE Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) in Bulawayo said they are witnessing a new trend of a young generation of fathers who are taking a pro-active approach to family planning issues. In an interview, ZNFPC Bulawayo Clinic officer Sister Aurene Ngwenya said back in ...

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Child president Nhlanhla Moyo.

‘Improve welfare of people with Down Syndrome’

By Senzeni Ncube CHILD President Ntando Moyo has challenged the government to implement policies that protect people living with Down Syndrome. Speaking at the belated World Down Syndrome Day 2015 celebrations held at City Presbyterian church on Tuesday, Moyo said its high time communities involved ...

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