Category: Health

Donating blood saves lives

The shame at NBSZ blood bank in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba It is over 5 years now since the Ernest and Young forensic audit at National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) unearthed massive financial illicit...

Strive and Tsistsi Masiyiwa, the Founders of Econet

Econet founders honoured by UK Prime Minister for charity work with children

British Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May on Wednesday 13 June 2018 recognised Tsitsi and Strive Masiyiwa for their exceptional voluntary service providing education to...

From left to right: Bishow Parajuli (UN Zimbabwe Resident Coordinator), Sithembiso Nyoni (Women Affairs Minister) and Philippe Van Damme (EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe)

The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence and Harmful Practices Against Women and Girls

Joint op-ed by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the...

David Parirenyatwa, the minister of health and Child Care officially launches USAID $25 Million family health programme in Harare

US $25 Million project to improve family health in Zimbabwe

By Byron Mutingwende   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the five-year $25 million Mhuri/Imuli Project that will provide...

MSF is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in Mediterranean and now aboard Aquarius

MSF: Disembarkation of 629 people on board the Aquarius cannot be delayed further

By MSF Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in Mediterranean...

Call for 25% women's quota gathers momentum

Making a case for 25 % Young women’s Quota in Zimbabwe

By Institute for Young Women Development We write with a heavy heart in such devastating times being witnessed in the country. Recent and ongoing developments in our...

Friendship benches a useful tool in addressing mental health challenges

Artists, journalists have important role in mental wellness

By Byron Mutingwende   “When I was involved in an accident, music helped me find myself because I was depressed for long. I had changed as far as I was concerned....

Panelists at the UNICEF "Brown Bag" discussion

Address menstruation challenges: Stakeholders urged

Byron Mutingwende   Challenges faced by women and girls regarding menstruation should be addressed as an important component of the adolescent sexual and...

U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Jennifer Savage with FiFPro representative Edward Sadomba in Hatcliffe

PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps

By the Zimbabwe Public Affairs Section of US Embassy (ZimPAS) The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus...

Mr. Bishow Parajuli (L) the UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe and Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya (R) UNICEF Representative in Zimbabwe.

Nutrition key to national development

By Bishow Parajuli and Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya Malnutrition continues to be a challenge for many countries around the world. Globally, one in three people is malnourished...