Articles tagged 'national aids council'

Still in the game...but left out 13 August 2017 HARARE - Elderly people — aged 50 years and above — have for long been regarded as disinterested and lacking desire for sex. The notion has particularly been associated with women. But contrary to the belief, the age group is very much still in the game and feels left out and discriminated ...
Outrage over Nssa running new public health scheme 3 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's administration must not let the scandal-plagued State-run pension fund, National Social Security Authority (Nssa), run a compulsory scheme requiring all Zimbabweans to access health insurance. The planned move has drawn swift and strong condemnation. Cabinet ...
Donor-funded drugs: Ticking time bomb 29 March 2016 MACHEKE - Zimbabwe's continued dependence on foreign funded drugs to treat people living with HIV and Aids is a ticking time bomb that could have grave consequences on the nation if the donors pull out, a senior health expert warned. Addressing journalists at a National Aids Council (Nac) work...
Adolescents driving new HIV infections: Nac 23 March 2016 MACHEKE - Adolescents are driving new HIV infections, the National Aids Council (Nac) has warned. Nac monitoring and evaluation director Amon Mpofu told journalists at an HIV and Aids intervention workshop yesterday that young people, particularly adolescent commercial sex workers, needed part...
'104m condoms distributed annually' 22 May 2015 HARARE - At least 104 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year alone, the National Aids Council (Nac) has revealed. Amon Mpofu, Nac monitoring and evaluation director, said although the distribution figures were high, the organisation could not ascertain that they were used. “...
45 000 fail to collect HIV results — NAC 21 April 2015 HARARE - At least 45 000 people who screened for HIV in the fourth quarter of the last year failed to collect their results, National Aids Council (Nac) has revealed. Nac's HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) periodic report shows that about 603 000 people were tested during the period under rev...
Cost of blood too high, says minister 16 June 2014 HARARE - The Health Transition Fund (HTF) is providing  16 000 units of blood annually to government to fight Zimbabwe’s high maternal mortality, but the cost of blood on the end user remains too high, a Cabinet minister has said. With blood retailing for $200 a unit on average, the 16 000 uni...
Zim spends $7m on condoms annually 28 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe uses at least $7 million on condoms annually, latest statistics in the National Spending Assessment (Nasa) validation report show. The National Aids Council (Nac) believes prevention activities, including condom distribution, should be scaled-up to avert retrogression in the ...
STI cases drop in Mash East 27 November 2013 HARARE - Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) have declined in Mashonaland East, a National Aids Council (Nac) official has said. Wilfred Dube, Nac provincial Aids coordinator, said the province has made remarkable strides in reducing opportunistic infections. “I can tell you that ...
Rise in HIV infections worrying 11 November 2013 HARARE - We thought as a country we had buried the HIV/Aids ghost which at one time saw Zimbabwe recording 2 000 deaths a week. But latest figures released by the National Aids Council (Nac) showing a rise in the HIV prevalence rate are disturbing. Zimbabwe's HIV prevalence rate has increas...
NAC gives Beam $1,6m to stem school dropouts 23 October 2013 HARARE - National Aids Council (Nac) is set to fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) programmes to the tune of $1,6 million in an effort to reduce the number of school dropouts. Sibile Mpofu, Nac's co-ordinator on the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and Aids progra...