Category: Health

Maternal, neonatal and child healthcare should be prioritised

By Byron Mutingwende   Jane Matanda (36) lives with her family at a farm compound in Beatrice, nearly 60km from Harare. With four children who are all at school,...

Calls to eradicate TB and AIDS gather momentum

By Nevson Mpofu and Byron Mutingwende This year’s March 24 World TB Day celebrated in Shurugwi paved a new way for strategies to end the disease. Ending Tuberculosis...

Calls to fast-track HIV prevention response gain momentum

By Byron Mutingwende   Calls to implement the 2016 Political Declaration meant to fast track the HIV prevention response, along with treatment are gaining momentum....

Open defecation, climate vagaries expose rural communities to health risks

By Byron Mutingwende   With a significant number of people in rural areas still practising open defecation and the climate vagaries ravaging Zimbabwe, a health time...

World, urged to consider HWPL recommendations for peace and harmony

By Byron Mutingwende   As conflicts escalate globally, stakeholders in governance have been urged to consider recommendations from a meeting held by the Heavenly...

Additional funding music to the ears: PLWHIV

By Byron Mutingwende   Makanaka Mukaranga (not her real name) pushes her wheelbarrow to Watsomba Business Centre in Mutasa District, awaiting the commencement of a...

Mobilise youths’ voices in achieving SDGs: Parajuli

By Byron Mutingwende   Zimbabwe’s United Nations Resident Coordinator, Bishow Parajuli has said that it is important to mobilise the voices of the youths who...

A vibrant health system keeps the doctor away

By Byron Mutingwende   A vibrant health system characterised by proper nutrition, antenatal care and vaccination will decongest hospitals and stimulate economic...

CHRA orders city council to address drivers of typhoid

Byron Mutingwende   Harare City Council should direct energy on improving service delivery and address the major drivers of typhoid, the Combined Harare Residents...

Government must urgently address health issues to meet SDGs

By Byron Mutingwende   Health is a basic fundamental human right recognised under the global development agenda as one of the crucial priorities that governments...