35,566 Cases, Make Zimbabwe One Of The 22 Countries With Highest Tuberculoses (TB ) Burden

35,566 Cases, Make Zimbabwe  One Of  The 22 Countries With Highest Tuberculoses (TB ) Burden

Zimbabwe is one of the 22 countries in the world with the highest burden of tuberculoses (TB), the provincial TB and Leprosy coordinator for Midlands, Bernard Sibanda has said. 35,566 cases of TB of all types were notified in Addressing people gathered for the Midlands World TB day commemorations in Lower Gweru on Thursday Sibanda said TB was the second leading cause of death and the common cause of death among people living with HIV…

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Legislators Want The Age of Marriage Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators Want The Age of Marriage  Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators in Zimbabwe want the age of marriage for both males and females raised from 16 to 18 years. Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana has comes under attack from senators across the political divide over his recent sentiments that children as young as 12 years old could be married if they were idle. MDC-T senator for Midlands, Lilian Timveos, is steering the motion in the Upper House calling on the government to enact and enforce laws that…

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United Nations (UN) Calls For An End To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

United Nations (UN)  Calls For An End  To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

The United Nations today adds its voice to ongoing calls to end child marriages in Zimbabwe. Child marriages are not only an affront to the dignity and well-being of individual girls; they also deprive nations of the social and economic benefits that derive from an educated and skilled female population. “I call upon all stakeholders to accelerate efforts to end this harmful practice,” Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe has said. “The notion that…

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‘ The March 2007 Assault By Police, Worsened My Disability’-Elton Mangoma

‘ The March 2007 Assault By Police, Worsened My  Disability’-Elton Mangoma

, Elton Mangoma, has ruled out any coalition with Joice Mujuru’s People First project, accusing the former vice president of presiding over a system which he said worsened his disability. Mangoma got polio at a tender age resulting in him being permanently disabled but on Wednesday he claimed his disability worsened in March 2007 when he was assaulted by police following his arrest in Highfields. “When I was arrested, I was thoroughly beaten up and my…

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Gweru ZESA employee (39), jailed 9 years for raping ( 4) year old daughter

Gweru ZESA employee (39),  jailed 9 years for raping  ( 4) year old daughter

  A ZIMBABWE Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) employee who recently appeared before the court in Gweru on allegations of raping his 4-year-old daughter was on Friday slapped with an effective 9 years in jail. The man, who cannot be named to protect identity of the child, is 39 years old and lives in Gweru’s Mkoba 6 suburb. Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire sentenced him to 12 years but conditionally suspended three years. Nemadire said…

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Statistics indicate that, one under 16 girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

Statistics indicate that, one under 16  girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

AT least one girl below the age of 16 years is raped every two hours in Zimbabwe, statistics have shown, amid widespread concerns over the escalating numbers of child marriages being recorded throughout the country. Data obtained from the National Aids Council (Nac) Gender and Workplace department, shows that an average of 392 female juveniles were sexually abused monthly last year, translating to an average of 13 girls having been raped daily. The data which…

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Woman testifies on how she lost, sight and got HIV in gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

Woman testifies on how she lost, sight   and got HIV in  gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

A 40-YEAR-OLD Buhera MDC-T follower has been condemned to living the rest of her life with the dreaded HIV which she contracted during a gang rape by five Zanu-PF supporters on the eve of the bloody presidential run-off election 2008.She was being punished for daring to support “the enemy”. The lean framed Christine Tinorirashe revealed her life-changing experience in front of hundreds of people, among them fellow political violence victims, who thronged Harare’s Anglican Cathedral,…

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‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year  in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

BULAWAYO: The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations. Health campaigners say the girl’s death in a Bulawayo township highlights the inadequate sexual and antenatal health care available to teenagers, whose parents are reluctant to accept they are sexually active. School authorities and local media have reported cases ranging from schoolgirls giving birth in school grounds…

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Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’, claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’,  claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an organisation which represents the interests of traditional healers, herbalists and faith healers, wants its patients to start using medical aid facilities when seeking their services.ZINPA said they will soon engage the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, over the matter.The association’s president, Friday Chisanyu, said traditional and faith healers were demanding the same recognition accorded to medical practitioners and other modern health care practitioners since they…

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