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Cervical cancer a nemesis to women

Despite the fact that cancer of the cervix is preventable, it is the commonest cause of death in women in Africa.

Health experts say in many parts of the continent, cervical cancers are not identified or treated until advanced stages due to insufficient access to reproductive health care services, effective screening and early treatment.

Is the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust benefiting the community?

Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe has been working to promote the right of every Zimbabwean to access to information under the Access to information campaign. Through MISA Zimbabwe’s training and support initiatives under this campaign, ZYWNP has been monitoring the transparency and accountability of public and government institutions to share information with the public and has so far, written and sent 2 information requests to the Mutoko Rural District Council and the Ministry of Lands, Land reform and Resettlement Mashonaland East Provincial office in Marondera.

Residents protest in Chitungwiza

Chaos reigned supreme yesterday at Chitungwiza Municipality head office as irate residents
stormed the premises demanding the ouster of town clerk, Mr George Makunde and his
management. They allege gross incompetence. The placard waving demonstrators accused
management of embezzling funds and demanded the reinstatement of director of urban
planning, Mr Conrad Muchesa.

Harare City Council, banks in housing deal

Harare City Council has partnered two local banks to develop residential stands for low-income
earners around the city with an initial project targeting more than 1 200 stands.  The city entered into a Public Private Partnership with National Building Society and FBC Group (Pvt) Ltd for purposes of low-cost housing development and the banks will provide mortgage to homeseekers on the city’s housing waiting list.

STIs on the increase in Chirundu

The Chirundu Border Post, Source: Newsday Zimbabwe

The prevalence and incidence of HIV and sexually-transmitted infections (STI) among workers and long-distance truck drivers in Chirundu is on the increase, with a local health centre attending to over six cases a week.