An outspoken member of parliament in Zimbabwe, has made sensational claims that 70 percent of the country’s sitting legislators were HIV positive. Motion calls on government to investigate rampant child sex trade in the country.
Surgical mix-ups – ranging from amputations of the wrong limbs to infections due to items being left in patients' bodies – make for shocking reading. Since 2015, South Africa has been forced to pay out $US 74 million to settle 185 medical negligence claims.
Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota from Zimbabwe has received the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Ms. Chota is the first police officer from Zimbabwe to receive the award.
Most Zambia women who engage in the fish trade are accused of being in the business to exchange sex for fish profits. “It´s disgusting what society thinks of us.”
Expensive maternity fees in Zimbabwe are a nightmare for pregnant women. The UNFPA and partners — are working to change that by building and supporting new “maternity waiting homes” in Zimbabwe.
In Zambia, 591 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 live births while the infant, neonatal and under-five mortality rates are at 70, 34, and 119 per 1,000 live births, respectively. These mortality rates are unacceptably high.