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Zimbabwe Food Security Brief September 2013

HIGHLIGHTS  The majority of households were consuming cereals purchased from private traders or retailers. Own produced cereal stocks were depleted in most areas. Maize was generally available on the markets with the northern parts having mostly…

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Situation Report
Source:
WFP
Posted:
31 Oct 2013
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Zimbabwe

Women dig into Zimbabwe's male-dominated small-scale mining sector

MAZOWE, 29 October 2013 (IRIN) - The face of Lydia Madhoro, 25, is dusted red from soil as she and her three female colleagues take a brief lunch break. They have been working since dawn on…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
29 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe

Rotavirus vaccine set to lower high Zim child mortality rate

HARARE — Following recent reports that Zimbabwe will from next year introduce a new vaccine known as rotavirus for children under the age of five, health experts have commended the government saying the development will help…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
28 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe

HIV/AIDS Initiatives Sidelining People With Disabilities

HARARE — Despite being sexually active as well as vulnerable to rape and other forms of sexual abuse, disabled people say they are overlooked in national HIV prevention strategies because policymakers do not perceive them as…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
28 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe + 1 more

World Food Program Resumes Food Distribution in Zimbabwe

This development follows a report in the Senate that most children do not attend school because of hunger and the government plans to implement feeding programs in schools. Sithandekile Mhlanga 25.10.2013 WASHINGTON — The World Food Program (WFP) says…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
27 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe to Vaccinate 5 Million Children

Mavis Gama 25.10.2013 Zimbabwe has teamed up with United Nations agencies to conduct a week-long Mass Drug Administration Programme in an effort to eliminate diseases such as bilharzia and intestinal infections. The targeted areas are 57 of the 63…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
25 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe + 1 more

United States provides lifeline to hungry families in Zimbabwe

HARARE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed US$25 million to support vulnerable families suffering the effects of drought and a poor harvest in Zimbabwe. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
WFP, USAID
Posted:
21 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe

Zim food supply goes up in smoke

JASON MOYO Farmers in Zimbabwe have ditched staple crops like maize for tobacco, which brings in more money. Isaac Mawere's thriving tobacco farm is a good indication of why Zimbabwe has resorted to importing food. This year, he…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
21 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe

Day of rural women, but nobody knows

by Clemence Machadu Today is International Day of Rural Women but the day is just like any other day to many rural women here, as they don't even know about the day. I came to the conclusion…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
17 Oct 2013