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  • Health

    Zimbabwe: claim says 70% of lawmakers are HIV+

    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.

    WTR EDITORS | 2017-10-02 02:57:59
  • Health

    South Africa hospital horrors – medical negligence up 25%.

    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.

    RAY MWAREYA AT THE UNITED NATIONS. | 2017-09-26 13:40:15
  • Gender

    Zimbabwe policewoman scoops UN global peacekeeper prize.

    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.

    RAY MWAREYA IN NEW YORK, USA. | 2017-09-21 00:56:15
  • Income

    Zambia: brave fisherwomen suffer from sex-for-fish stereotypes.

    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.”

    DOREEN CHILUMBU | 2017-09-20 12:48:42
  • Health

    Zimbabwe: free maternity waiting homes – a relief for poor pregnant women

    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.

    AUDREY SIMANGO | 2017-09-18 01:31:52
  • Health

    Journalist’s death sparks fury over high maternity deaths in Zambia

    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.

    PAUL SHALALA | 2017-09-13 16:55:56

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