Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Dr Neddy Matshalaga

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Dr Neddy Matshalaga

Executive Director- Dr Neddy Matshalaga

It is the month of October and as a firm we have taken a stance to support the efforts of raising awareness on breast cancer. The effects of breast  cancer to families has been devastating world over and it has come very close to home for me, but we are grateful for the resilience of the global movement that has pushed for research, with better technologies and medication available. 

Having had my sister survive breast cancer, the fear that it could be hereditary made me a bit scared in the waiting room. Having my Primson family in the waiting room gave me the courage to go through the screening process. We shared moments of laughter after our screening tests, joking that “your vote, is your secret.” Both our male and female staff participated.

I would like to encourage everyone out there to take the time to be screened this month as we recognise breast cancer awareness.  It doesn’t stop there!!! Monthly self testing and annual screening can definitely save a life!!”

Breast Cancer Awareness month

 

Evaluation in Zimbabwe and the region

Evaluation in Zimbabwe and the region

“Many funded partners consider hiring evaluation consultants to carry out evaluation activities. This brief
explores possible advantages and disadvantages of using an evaluation consultant; steps to follow to hire an
evaluation consultant; how to identify a qualified evaluation consultant; the process and criteria to use in the
hiring process; accountability procedures to use to ensure high-quality work produced on schedule; and
resources to identify an evaluation consultant.”

Gender & Development stategies

Gender & Development stategies

The GDI measures gender gaps in human development achievements by accounting for disparities between women and men in three basic dimensions of human development—health, knowledge and living standards using the same component indicators as in the HDI. The GDI is the ratio of the HDIs calculated separately for females and males using the same methodology as in the HDI. It is a direct measure of gender gap showing the female HDI as a percentage of the male HDI. For more details on computation see Technical Notes.

The GDI is calculated for 160 countries. Countries are grouped into five groups based on the absolute deviation from gender parity in HDI values. This means that grouping takes equally into consideration gender gaps favoring males, as well as those favoring females.

The GDI shows how much women are lagging behind their male counterparts and how much women need to catch up within each dimension of human development. It is useful for understanding the real gender gap in human development achievements and is informative to design policy tools to close the gap.

RBM Strategy Development

RBM Strategy Development

The unexpected failures, the down time associated with such failures, the loss of production and, the higher maintenance costs are major problems in any process plant. Risk-based maintenance (RBM) approach helps in designing an alternative strategy to minimize the risk resulting from breakdowns or failures. Adapting a risk-based maintenance strategy is essential in developing cost-effective maintenance policies.

One of the specific responsibilities of the Bureau of Strategic planning is the implementation of the principles of the results-based management (RBM) approach in programming, monitoring and reporting.

“RBM is a participatory and team-based management approach to programme planning hat focuses on performance and achieving results and impacts. It is designed to improve programme delivery and strengthen managementeffectivenessefficiency and accountability.”