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15 Dec 2014 - 07:28

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GWERU - The Zimbabwe National Network for People living with HIV (ZNNP+) marked the World International Aids Day with a unique pageant encouraging disclosure of HIV status by those suspected to be carrying the virus. The Mr and Miss HIV pageant was also aimed at encouraging positive living among people living with the pandemic in the region. The event saw five contestants walking away with prizes at Gweru Civic Centre as part of the commemorations.

Joseph Mazivisa was crowned Mr HIV, while Rumbidzai Masvaure walked away with the Miss HIV crown. Agreement Macharangwanda won the youth category and the mother-daughter duo of Laura and Tsungai Zvakurumbira also won prizes at the pageant.

 

15 Dec 2014 - 07:25

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

ZVISHAVANE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has been appointed an HIV Ambassador for the Zvishavane community.

Speaking at World AIDS Day commemorations at Mandava Stadium yesterday, Mimosa Mining Company executive chairman, Winston Chitando said they chose Mapeza as the Mimosa “Getting to Zero” brand Ambassador so that he brings the team spirit and determination in the Zvishavane community in the fight against new HIV infections, stigma, discrimination and HIV related deaths. “Mapeza brings the fighting spirit and character from football which can help the Zvishavane community in the fight against the disease,” Chitando said.

 

2 Dec 2014 - 10:50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE HON Dr P. D PARIRENYATWA  AT THE 2014 WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATION AT ELEPHANT HILLS RESORT GOLF COURSE, VICTORIA FALLS ON DECEMBER 1, 2014:
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Let me begin by extending our warmest welcome to our fellow African brothers and sisters who have come to Zimbabwe to participate in this very important African Continental World AIDS Day commemoration. I also am honoured to welcome those that have come from other parts of the world and organisations to be with us as we demonstrate our unity and solidarity as Africans in confronting a common threat to our survival.
Compared with other continents, Africa remains the epicentre of the AIDS pandemic with disproportionate numbers of people living with HIV and those newly infected every year. The situation has been exacerbated by the recent resurgence of Ebola particularly in West Africa, with a real threat to envelope the entire continent. These two public health emergencies are exerting insurmountable pressure on our health delivery systems. The responsibility to address these challenges is primarily our own as Africans. Our commemorations this year are guided by the African Union Commission theme, which reads: Getting to Zero in Africa - Africa’s responsibility, Everyone’s responsibility.


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