Kukurukura naSis Jessy – ZPP Newsletter 8

Horror Inside Zimbabwe’s Biggest Hospital

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is the largest medical institution in Zimbabwe and its main hospital, a complex maze of charcoal grey buildings built before Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, is located a few kilometres shy of Harare ‘s city centre, a distance that is walkable for many.

Upon entering the foyer in the casualty department, the first noticeable thing is the large number of people. Dozens sit on the rows of benches to the left while many others are either milling around or sitting all over the place, while others stand in the reception area, sorting out administrative issues with the medical personnel.

Food Insecurity Chokes Millions

A study has shown that despite government’s efforts to put in place several food and nutrition policies, setting up institutional frameworks to facilitate food and nutrition security, food self sufficiency remains elusive for millions in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) and Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum who produced the reports, recommended for civil society to advocate legislation which criminalises infringements on the right to food so that perpetrators could either be prosecuted or sued for damages in their personal capacity as well as their institutions.

#PeopleSpeak – Community Voices

Dear Sis Jessy

Part of our communities in Mutasa still do not know much about the vaccine because of lack of communication, radios and network. There have been plenty of rumours floating around about the vaccine and now we don’t know what’s true and what’s not. We don’t even know where to get vaccinated. In this case, is our right to access to information no guaranteed in the Constitution? Sincerely , Worried Villager

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Source: Zimbabwe Peace Project

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