Farewell Madiba!

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

HAZ honors and celebrates the life of Nelson Rolinhlanhla Mandela (Madiba). Mandela was not a remarkable icon only for his well-known life-long fight for justice, social and economic parity for the people of South Africa, but also for his fight in his later years, against HIV and AIDS. Continue reading

Murambatsvina Two to hit HIV sufferers


THE government’s decision to embark on the demolition of illegal structures around the country which has been likened to the widely criticised 2005 Murambatsvina campaign, will hit HIV/AIDS patients hardest, rights activists have warned. Continue reading

Many struggle to survive in “City of Gold”

Struggling to survive ... Mbizo Sibanda and his family outside their room at Durban Deep Hostel.

TOO weak to sit, or even hold up his head, Prince Sibanda is slowly starving to death. The baby is almost two but his tiny body resembles that of an infant of five months. Continue reading

ZNNP+ launches Miss HIV


THE Zimbabwe National Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS has launched a pageant for women living with HIV/AIDS in Matabeleland South Province.
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Adventist HIV/AIDS ministry reducing stigma

Doctors Oscar and Eugenia Giordano are directors of the Adventist AIDS International Ministry, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Instead of establishing one big office, they launched in 2003 with a small office and built up a network of partners throughout Africa.

In the past decade, the Adventist Church has established more than 3,000 programs to help those affected by HIV/AIDS in 26 countries. Continue reading

No birth control pills for minors

Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr. David Parirenyatwa

GOVERNMENT has no policy that advocates provision of contraceptives to girls as young as 10 years of age and does not intend to have such a policy in the near future, Health and Child Care Minister Dr. David Parirenyatwa has said. Continue reading

Cervical cancer killing more than HIV/AIDS


Women in Zimbabwe are dying more from cervical cancer than from HIV and AIDS due to lack of information and access to health services, a local gynaecologist says. Continue reading

Calls mount for chiefs to adopt circumcision


Chiefs countrywide have been urged to adopt annual male circumcision in their communities like the Shangaan people in southern Masvingo if the country is to make meaningful inroads in fighting against HIV/AIDS. Continue reading

1 200 get circumcised


A RECORD 1 200 Shangaan men and boys from Mwenezi and Chiredzi graduated at the weekend after undergoing circumcision and initiation as per the dictates of the local culture. Continue reading

Dr. David Parirenyatwa returns as Minister of Health

Dr. David Parirenyatwa

Dr. David Parirenyatwa has been re-appointed as the new Minister of Health & Child Welfare in Zimbabwe’s new cabinet which was announced late on Tuesday.
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