Health & Fitness

22 Daily Rape Cases Jolt Parliament

PARLIAMENT is pushing for the imposition of mandatory sentences for rapists among other sexual offenders including those involved in child marriages as statistics show that 22 women and girls are raped daily. Legislators yesterday marked 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through a march in Harare before Senate …

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Stiffer Penalties For Child Molesters: Chiwenga

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said government will enforce stiffer penalties for child abusers. This comes at a time the nation has witnessed an upsurge in child abuse cases. Recently a nine-year-old girl from Tsholotsho gave birth and became the second youngest mother in the world. Speaking during United Nations …

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Crystal Meth Addicts Trapped In Cycle Of Shame

A research study has ranked the main factors which hinder youths who abuse crystal meth from accessing treatment services, with stigma and privacy issues the most common.  Crystal meth is a strong and highly addictive illicit drug which gives a hallucinatory effect to users. As consumption of the dangerous drug …

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Shocker! Nine Year-Old Girl 8 Months Pregnant

In what could be the first in the country, a nine-year-old girl is admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) as she is 33 weeks pregnant and is expected to give birth at the institution. This comes a few weeks after a 13-year-old girl from Mkhosana Township in Victoria Falls …

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Treasury Starved Hospitals Of Medicines: Chiwenga

Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also Health minister, has revealed that hospitals were this year starved of medicines by Treasury after it only released $5 billion of the Health ministry’s $15 billion allocation. This resulted in the ministry only managing to procure 14% of the required medicines for hospitals this …

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‘93pc Zimbos Have No Health Insurance’

About 93% of Zimbabweans have no access to health insurance due to high poverty levels in the country, while only 7% can afford private health services. This came out during a stakeholder engagement meeting on revitalising primary health care in the country to promote universal health coverage which was hosted …

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