Day: August 30, 2018

WUA introduces Degree in Midwifery

The Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is the first institute of higher learning in Zimbabwe to introduce a Midwifery Degree which is expected to help reduce maternal mortality rates in the country. Standing at 614 deaths per every 100 000 live births, Zimbabwe’s maternal mortality rate is regarded as one of the highest in world. WUA has, however, decided to upscale the country’s midwifery skills by introducing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Midwifery. Speaking at a fundraising dinner held in the capital this Wednesday (yesterday) keynote speaker, Managing Director of PSMI Dr Farai Muchena said the knowledge...

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Zim to host ANOCA Athletes’ Forum

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) is hosting the Association of National Olympic Committees Association (ANOCA) Athletes’ Commission Forum from 5 – 7 September 2018 in Harare. The event, with more than 120 delegates from the African continent attending, will be officially opened by the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kazembe. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) aims to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement: Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations support and protect clean and fair sport. The IOC Athletes’ Commission, chaired by IOC member in Zimbabwe and Olympic gold medallist, Kirsty Coventry, serves as a...

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Zimplats to boost small scale farmers

Zimplats, Zimbabwe’s top platinum producer is in an overdrive to boost small scale farmers through various initiatives to enhance the country’s agricultural sector. Despite mining being it’s major domain, Zimbabwe’s top platinum producer Zimplats is investing massively to boost the skills and technical capacities of small scale farmers as a way of growing the country’s agriculture sector, another mainstay of the economy like mining. This emerged during an awards ceremony for small scale women farmers held today at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show hosted by Agriseeds.  Zimplats CEO Mr Alex Mhembere acknowledged the tremendous efforts by farmers to produce enough...

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Giving equal opportunities to children critical

The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says giving equal opportunities to children is important for talent identification. She said this during the official opening of the 7th edition of the Celebrate the Children Sports and Arts Festival in Harare. The 7th edition of the Celebrate the Children Sports and Arts Festival attracted over 700 children from different children’s homes across the country’s ten provinces. The First Lady said such platforms give disadvantaged children a rare opportunity to have their talents discovered. She said her wish is to see all vulnerable children getting access to life skills development. Director of...

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Zimbabweans implored to combine forces

Vice President Kembo Mohadi has implored Zimbabweans across the political, racial and societal divide to combine forces and do all in their abilities to ensure the nation attains its desired status in the shortest possible time. Cde Mohadi was speaking after touring several stands at the Harare Agricultural Show which is running under the theme; “Field to Industry Produce, Connect, Develop”. Soon after assuming office after a swearing in ceremony at the State House, Vice President Mohadi descended on the showgrounds to get an on the ground appreciation of the various economic activities being undertaken by Zimbabweans in a...

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Tertiary institutions urged to be innovative

Tertiary institutions have been urged to be innovative so that they in sync with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of attaining a middle income economy by 2030. Speaking during the 8th graduation ceremony at Madziwa Teachers College, Permanent Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Dr Desire Sibanda challenged tertiary institutions to embrace emerging technologies in line with current trends. “Our institutions must come up with relevant research that can influence the entire cabinet policy processes. Our reforms must focus at modernising all institutions of higher and tertiary education, funding of the development of research institutions to...

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Harare Maternity Hospital refurbished

The Angel of Hope Foundation in partnership with a local hardware has refurbished Harare Maternity Hospital. Patron of the foundation, the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa handed over the ward to the hospital today. Harare Maternity Hospital is a referral and training centre which provides quality specialist care to all referral and complicated maternity patients. Like most health institutions in the country, the maternity section at Harare Hospital has not been spared by the economic challenges. It is against this background that the First Lady partnered with the private player Bhola Hardware to ensure patients receive quality service at...

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FOCAC: Pres ED to meet Pres Xi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s participation at this year’s Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is expected to inject new vitality into the relationship between the Asian economic powerhouse and Zimbabwe. The President has been invited by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit which kicks off in Beijing this Saturday. Addressing a media briefing at the Chinese embassy in harare this Thursday, the charge d’ affaires Mr Zhao Baogang said the summit will accord the heads of state an opportunity to review progress made between China and the African continent in the last three...

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VPs speak on immediate task

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says it will no longer be business as usual for the Cdes who will be joining the new government as it moves with speed to implement the programmes that were being sold by the ruling party during its campaigns in the harmonised elections. He was speaking to local and international journalists on his immediate task, soon after the swearing in ceremony at State House in Harare today. Vice President Chiwenga told the media that while the new dispensation hit the ground running first time, they will maintain the speed with a vision of rebuilding the...

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Horror crash claims 13 lives

Thirteen people were killed while 31 others were injured in an accident involving a commuter omnibus and a bus near Muzvezve River in Kadoma this morning. The commuter omnibus reportedly encroached onto the lane of the oncoming bus resulting in a head on collision. All the 13 who died in the accident were occupants of the commuter omnibus.  Kadoma General Hospital Administrator Ms Fundai Mushandu confirmed receiving 13 bodies at the hospital. She said 30 people were treated and discharged. The driver of the bus is among the injured and is still admitted at Kadoma General Hospital....

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