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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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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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