SA Students Demand Condoms In Schools

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LEARNERS in most South African schools have rapped government for delaying the implementation of guidelines on the National Policy on HIV, STI and TB (2017) which they say is limiting their access to HIV testing, Condoms, and other essential sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) services. HealthTimes NewsRoom The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for intensified collaboration by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Department of Health (DOH) to offer annual HIV counselling and testing (HCT), TB and STI screening, and year-round access to stocked…

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A BULAWAYO doctor found guilty of negligently causing the death of a new born baby has been placed on suspension

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A BULAWAYO doctor found guilty of negligently causing the death of a new born baby has been placed on suspension and is undergoing retraining after being stopped from practising obstetrics and gynaecology for a year. Dr Arnold Nyamande from Marondera Poly Clinic in Mzilikazi suburb was last month ordered to pay $8 000 after he was slapped with a lawsuit by a family that lost a new born baby at his surgery. The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe told The Chronicle on Friday that it had also taken…

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Schools violate Aids policy: ‘Disclose HIV status’

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SOME private schools are reportedly requesting pupils to submit medical forms disclosing their HIV status in violation of the country’s HIV and Aids policy. The Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) yesterday raised alarm after some of its members received medical forms from parents that were coming from the private schools requesting that they test pupils for HIV. ZiMA secretary general Dr Shingi Bopoto confirmed the development yesterday. He said they have names of the private schools requesting HIV tests for pupils but declined to disclose the names. “Some of our doctors…

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Denmark Doctors Declare Circumcision Of Healthy Boys ‘Ethically Unacceptable’

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They believe the procedure has no meaningful health benefits. Except within the small Muslim and orthodox Jewish communities, people in Denmark wonder why on Earth any parents would want to have their precious newborn child held down to have a part of his healthy, yet immature, penis cut off. According to a nationally representative poll from the summer of 2016, 87 percent of Danes favor a legal ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of boys under the age of 18 years. So far, politicians have been hesitant, but increasingly willing to listen.…

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Woman finds out she’s pregnant with conjoined twins who can never be separated

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A mom is just weeks off giving birth to conjoined twin girls who are inseparably fused at the heart and liver. Fuschia Gaskin and husband Quincy, both 26, are set to welcome little Lailani and Iyana into the world later this month. The mom-of-one discovered she was pregnant with the girls last November at Dr Stanley Santiago’s ultrasound clinic in Key West, Florida. Admin worker Fuschia and naval operations specialist Quincy have since moved to Clemanton, New Jersey. Fuschia, who is already mom to an adorable one year-old boy called…

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8 Insignificant Things That Might Signal a Dangerous Disease

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Sometimes it’s better to be a hypochondriac and pay attention to tiny things in your body because those things very often help to identify and eliminate a dangerous disease at an early stage. Bright Side collected a list of minor changes in appearance or behavior that may become the harbingers of a tragic diagnosis. Read carefully! In a photo taken with a flash, only one eye is red. Red eyes in photos taken with a flash are torture for those who like to take photos at night. In fact, it’s…

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Health budget increased

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FINANCE and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa has increased the Ministry of Health and Child Care allocation from $454 million to $520 million following an outcry by MPs. MPs and Zimbabweans in general have been clamouring for more funds to be allocated to the Health Ministry to improve service delivery at public hospitals. Minister Chinamasa’s decision came after the MDC-T chief whip, Mr Innocent Gonese proposed that the allocation be moved to at least 10 percent of the total budget since the Abuja Declaration states that the Ministry of Health…

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I won’t allow HIV to limit me — Lady Living With HIV Says

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A South African lady identified as Saidy Brown, has taken to her Twitter page (@saidy_brown) to shared her amazing journey living with HIV. According to her, she does not allow her health status affect her as she is still living her best life and does not consider herself a victim. Saidy who shared her beautiful photos wrote: “HIV might have changed my life,but I never would have allowed it to limit me. I am still standing. I am still alive. I am queening. I am no victim. I am an…

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Four die as Cholera outbreak hits Zimbabwe

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A CHOLERA outbreak has hit Zimbabwe where four people have died so far, while three are admitted in hospital. The outbreak is confined to Chegutu Town. The first suspected case was of an elderly woman believed to be in her 80s, while the other three contracted the disease after attending her funeral. Mashonaland West Provincial Medical Director Dr Wenceslaus Nyamayaro confirmed the outbreak. “Yes, there is an outbreak in Chegutu and we are doing everything to ensure that the situation is dealt with once and for all,” he said in…

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HIV SICKO Pleads Guilty To MOLESTING Over 40 BOYS . . . And Exposing Them ALL TO HIV!!!

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30-year-old Carlos Bell is a former Maryland middle school aide and track coach- who did the unthinkable. He was arrested last years and accused of s*xually assaulting 42 boys. The Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office says that Carolos entered the guilty plea to 27 counts. His trial on 206 child abuse offenses had been set to begin Monday. Carlos abused the boys, aged 11 to 17, while working at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, between May 2015 and June 2017. Police confirmed that Carolos allegedly assaulted the students without wearing protection.…

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