As the era of the MDGs draws to a close-(2000-2015) – one of the things that need paying attention to is; why did we fail to achieve the milestones? Why did Zimbabwe fall short on so many of the indicators? Central to these questions, is the issue of resources. This is because no policy, however… Read More #CSW58- MDG 8: Developing Global Partnership for Development
The environment is our most valued/priced natural asset because in it exist all the elements that make our lives what they are; air, water, sun, wind, rain, food among others. The conservation of the environment is hence a priority area as failure to conserve it could spell our demise or extinction. Yet, more often than… Read More #CSW58- MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
I saw a headline in one of yesterday’s papers which said: “MDC official succumbs to Malaria.” Yes, Malaria, as a disease only becomes topical when it kills a prominent individual. Outside such circumstances, the media pays it very little, if not, no attention. Yet malaria remains one of the biggest health problems our country has… Read More #CSW58- MDG 6: Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
When I reflect on the risk and sacrifices that women make in this world, it makes me wonder when, why and how it came to be that in many parts of the world, they are regarded as second class citizens. What am I saying? According to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) of 2011, at… Read More #CSW58-MDG 5: Promoting Maternal Health
Over the past 15 years, Zimbabwe has not made great strides in achieving the goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger due to the economic decline that has persisted since 2000. Although efforts have been focused on improving economic growth, with our GDP improving from 5.4% in 2009 to 9.3% in 2011, the process of… Read More #CSW58 Zimbabwe’s progress- MDG 1: Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger
So as the BUS DROVE ON, we all gulped the dust, bore the bumpy road with gritted teeth and wished the driver could slow down just a little bit. He could not have cared less that the once-tarred-road was now more of a gravel road. He was out to make money and make it fast.… Read More Part 2-One Good Road
So, in the period between November and the end of the holidays, I travelled across 5 provinces: Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central, Midlands and Masvingo and as usual I was observing. In the areas where there were little rains, Masvingo and Midlands and parts of Mashonaland West such as Sanyati, there were wide expanses… Read More Chronicles of a starving nation?