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ART prolongs life:UNAIDS

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 ... Read More »

Youth organisations distribute free sanitary pads

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 ... Read More »

Ingutsheni appeals for food aid

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 ... Read More »

Shale villagers long for a health facility

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 ... Read More »

Ekusileni Hospital to offer IVF treatment

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 ... Read More »

More HIV prevention programs needed: NAC

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 ... Read More »

Men keen on family planning: ZNFPC

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 ... Read More »

‘Improve welfare of people with Down Syndrome’

‘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 ... Read More »

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

(WHO website) Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization 8 March – International Women’s Day – is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also a day to take stock of ... Read More »

“Dispel menstruation myths”

“Dispel menstruation myths”

By Samantha Ndebele Menstruation! Why are you already looking aside? Why is there so much “shhh” when it comes to discussing girls or women’s “periods”? Why is a women’s menstrual cycle shrouded in so much taboo and controversy? Society can talk about sex openly, at ... Read More »