Local authorities urged to work with govt to ensure access to potable water

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor THE Harare Residents Trust has implored local authorities to work with government for the country to attain its target of 80 percent access to potable…

Court ruling on sexual age of consent welcomed

By John Nhandara THE landmark Constitutional Court ruling that revised the age of sexual consent from 16 to 18 years has been welcomed by child rights organisations in the face…

Senegal president says 11 newborn babies die in fire at regional hospital

REUTERS – DAKAR- Senegal’s President Macky Sall said on Wednesday that 11 new-born babies died in a fire at the neonatal section of a regional hospital in the town of…

Hemmed in by COVID-19 curbs, Beijingers seek respite in urban outdoors

BEIJING- On a hot, sunny day, children and adults splashed in the cool run-off of the Yongding River in a park on the western outskirts of Beijing, a city under…

Beijing ramps up COVID-19 quarantine, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

BEIJING stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID-19 outbreak as fresh signs of frustration emerged in Shanghai, where some bemoaned unfair curbs with the city of 25 million…

Indian Embassy offers free medical services to Bulawayo

By Yolanda Moyo ZIMBABWE’S close relations with India have seen the Indian embassy collaborating with locals for a free medical outreach programme in Bulawayo. Two thousand people have so far…

Business partners government to build health centres in Mberengwa

By Courage Bushe More than 10 000 villagers from Chaora and Gwavamutangwi areas in Mberengwa South are set to benefit from the construction of two health centres by the local…

Zim and Indonesia to partner in the manufacture of vaccines

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor ZIMBABWE is set to partner with an Indonesian state-owned enterprise, Biofarma, in the manufacturing and distribution of vaccines for various diseases. The joint venture between…

Mozambique polio case similar to Malawi case – Africa CDC

JOHANNESBURG, May 19 (Reuters) – A new case of wild polio found in Mozambique is very similar to a case previously reported in Malawi, the acting director of the Africa…

Zimbabwe commits to the global goals of ensuring WASH services by 2030

From Abigirl Tembo in Indonesia, Jakarta Water, sanitation and hygiene have been cited as foundational requirements in effectively addressing the risk of public health disasters. This came out at the…