Aged Persons Haunted by Abuse in Zimbabwe
HelpAge Zimbabwe director Priscilla Gavi is concerned about the elder abuse in Zimbabwe, especially as many are reliant on their families for support. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoSep 28 2022 (IPS) At his house in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, 86-year-old Tinago Murape claims his grandchildren starve him. Not only that, but Murape, who now walks with the support of a walking stick, said his three grandchildren – grown-up men with their wives and children living in his house, accuse him of bewitching them. Murape’s wife, Sekai, born in 1941, died two years ago after she cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: MPs Express Concern Over Youth Mental Health Crisis Due to Drug Abuse
[New Zimbabwe] MEMBERS of Parliament this week expressed concern over the worsening mental health crisis among the youth countrywide due to drug abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Than 700 Children Have Died in a Measles Outbreak in Zimbabwe
It is driven by a decline in child immunization during the pandemic and the influence of an anti-vaccination evangelical church. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tendai Marima and Stephanie Nolen Tags: Children and Childhood Deaths (Fatalities) Vaccination and Immunization Evangelical Movement Third World and Developing Countries Measles Zimbabwe your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Hard Pressed' Zimbabwe Pledges U.S.$1million Towards Global Fund to Fight HIV, Malaria and TB
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE has pledged US$1 million towards the Global Fund to fight HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis (TB), despite the economic meltdown facing the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: At Least Four Women Die Daily While Giving Birth - Stats Agency
[263Chat] The data is based on survey results collected during the 2022 population and housing census. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Secret vaccinations help Zimbabwe mothers protect children
Church members in Zimbabwe are getting their children vaccinated against measles in secret amid a deadly outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Citizens Urged To Partake In First Aid Training
[263Chat] World First Aid Day is celebrated every second Saturday of September each year and is observed to increase public awareness of how first aid can save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Let ’s Fight for What Counts to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Efforts to reinforce and leverage the infrastructure built to end AIDS can optimize the health impact and sustainability of the response to COVID-19. Zimbabwe, November 2019. Credit: UNAIDS/Cynthia Matonhodzes By Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Sep 15 2022 (IPS) Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York of such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will shape the world around us for years to come and will set the future direction of global health. At least $18 billion is needed to fund the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Asbestos Found in Talc-Based Tiger Brands Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only market leader struggling with the issue of asbestos-contaminated talc in its baby powder. Tiger Brands, the largest food producer in South Africa, has recalled its Purity Essentials Baby Powder as a “precautionary measure,” after trace amounts of asbestos were detected in test samples. The recall was announced Sept. 8, less than a month after Johnson & Johnson informed company shareholders that it was ending the worldwide sale of its talc-based product in 2023. Tiger Brands, one of the largest packaged goods companies on the continent, is expected to continue selling ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 14, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Family Fatally Assaults Mental Health Patient Son
[New Zimbabwe] A SILOBELA man reportedly ganged up with his son to murder his other male offspring, who was believed to have been a mental health patient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: World Health Body Concerned About Measles Outbreak
[DW] World Health Organization officials are concerned about Zimbabwe's current measles outbreak and the growing number of deaths. They hope that emergency response initiatives will help contain the spread and save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: How Migrants Who Move Between Zimbabwe and South Africa Access Healthcare in Border Towns
[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe and South Africa share a 225 km common border. There is only one official border crossing, at Beitbridge. An estimated 15,000 migrants and refugees from Zimbabwe and other countries cross daily either through the official border post or at illegal crossing points. Migrants' access to healthcare, particularly in the two towns along this border - Beitbridge and Musina - has come into sharp focus after the health minister of Limpopo province made disparaging remarks to a Zimbabwean woman seeking help (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Measles Outbreak in Zimbabwe Kills 700 Children Despite Available Vaccine
[RFI] UNICEF says it is "deeply concerned" after Zimbabwe's health ministry confirmed that nearly 700 children have died from the latest outbreak of measles. A vaccine campaign is underway but faces resistance from anti-vaccine religious groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health System Is in Intensive Care - How It Got There
[The Conversation Africa] Health systems are, at their core, meant to promote, restore or maintain health. Their objective is to improve the length and quality of citizens' life from the cradle to the grave. Health is therefore a fundamental human right. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Actions Needed to Close the Gender Financing Gap Post-Covid-19
[Gra ça Machel Trust] The past two years have shown us that challenges in the financial inclusion gender gap exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic need to be closed for women to have equal access to finance as men. The World Bank reports indicate that COVID-19's economic repercussions disproportionatel y affect women. Women-led businesses have experienced more of a decline in income opportunities than male-led businesses and jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news