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Door to door HIV tests a hit

AT least 3,000 people from two provinces have voluntarily tested for HIV in the door-to-door testing programme that began in October, the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) has ...Read more

Door to door HIV tests a hit

27 November 2015 | 1972 Views
AT least 3,000 people from two provinces have voluntarily tested for HIV in the door-to-door testing programme that began in October, the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) has ...

by Lisa Shirichena

Councillor calls for more campaigns on cancer and HIV

10 November 2015 | 684 Views
Bulawayo Councillor Mlandu Ncube has challenged the council and health department to put more effort in campaigns that have to do with HIV and cancer ailments saying not much has been done on these ai...

by Stephen Jakes

15 city shops operating without licences

09 November 2015 | 2162 Views
Bulawayo City Council's health departments has arrested and fined 15 city shops for operating without operating licences.This has been established in the latest council minutes.Directo...

by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe hospital CEOs get new vehicles

08 November 2015 | 1259 Views
AFTER having wasted millions of dollars hiring luxury vehicles for chief executive officers of all the country's central hospitals since 2010, the Ministry of Health and Child Care recently ordered ho...

by Robin Machetu

Doctors, govt on collision course

03 November 2015 | 1492 Views
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by Staff reporter

Bogus 'foreign doctors' on the prowl in Zimbabwe

01 November 2015 | 3109 Views
A new band of "foreign" traditional healers and herbalists has emerged in Harare, promising to help residents find lost lovers, heal incurable diseases and turn economic fortunes of the poor.T...

by Staff reporter

251 Zimbabwean women die giving birth in 2015

29 October 2015 | 950 Views
WOMEN continue to lose their lives while giving birth with latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care indicating that 251 have died so far this year.According to the mini...

by Lisa Shirichena

'Increase in hospital deaths due to power cuts is shocking'

28 October 2015 | 2017 Views
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by reports that there is an increase of patients dying in government hospitals while undergoing operations in theatres following electricity blackouts w...

by Earnest Mudavanhu Secretary for Energy and Power Development

Random door to door HIV testing starts

27 October 2015 | 2798 Views
RANDOM door to door HIV and Aids testing started in Binga yesterday as part of the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) targeting 15,000 households countrywide.The survey,...

by Whinsley Masara

Dialysis continues undisturbed at Harare Haemodialysis Centre

26 October 2015 | 1782 Views
Dialysis continues undisturbed at Harare Haemodialysis Centre, even when power goesEvery day at least 28 patients with chronic or acute kidney failure visit the Harare Haemodialysis Centre, in...

by Mike Hamilton

PSMAS boss reinstated

20 October 2015 | 3228 Views
Government has resolved that suspended PSMAS managing director Henry Mandishona resumes duty while a neutral arbiter be appointed to look at the issues raised by both the society's board and the M...

by Staff reporter

Patients accuse junior doctors of contradicting seniors

16 October 2015 | 3089 Views
Patients at some government hospitals, especially, the country's central hospitals, have accused some junior doctors of contradicting instructions issued by senior doctors, thereby jeopardising their ...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

No takers for Zimbabwe nurses

14 October 2015 | 5424 Views
Zimbabwe is yet to receive takers from neighbouring countries after offering to export over 3000 jobless nurses. Due to a funding shortfall, Zimbabwe's government has frozen about 400 nur...

by Staff reporter

UNAids pledges more support to Zimbabwe

12 October 2015 | 2426 Views
UNAIDS executive director Luiz Loures has said his organisation is prepared to mobilise more resources to support countries such as Zimbabwe to implement new HIV treatment guidelines that the Worl...

by Staff reporter

Umzingwane to get a new hospital

11 October 2015 | 3075 Views
UMZINGWANE district will soon get a new hospital after the area's only health facility had gone for over 75 years without any upgrade due to space constraints.The Member of Parliament for Umzi...

by Staff reporter

Ndanga District Hospital in disarray

10 October 2015 | 2613 Views
Zaka MP Paradza Chakona has said the Ndanga District Hospital is in disarray as some patients were losing their lives due to the lack of several equipment which might save lives.Speaking in pa...

by Stephen Jakes

Nketa MP Masuku laments state of health sector in Bulawayo

10 October 2015 | 3003 Views
MDC-T for Nketa in Bulawayo Phelela Masuku has lamented the state of affairs in the health institutions in Bulawayo saying there is a need for the government to invest a lot in reviving the sector....

by Stephen Jakes

Kwekwe patients complain of slow service

09 October 2015 | 2453 Views
Patients at Kwekwe General Hospital are complaining over what they described as very slow service at the referral centre.Patients who spoke to this reporter said that just getting their cards ...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

50% of Zimbabwean prostitutes are HIV+

09 October 2015 | 3842 Views
FIFTY percent of prostitutes in the country are living with HIV and 10 percent of them are infected every year, the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV and Aids Research (CeSHHAR) has revealed. T...

by Adelaide Moyo

Tshinga Dube's committee barred from Mpilo tour

07 October 2015 | 2075 Views
A HEALTH committee from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo tasked by the area's legislator Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube to tour Mpilo Hospital was yesterday barred from its mission by hospital executives....

by Auxilia Katongomara

Zimbabwe's door to door HIV testing begins next week

06 October 2015 | 4727 Views
THE door to door national HIV and Aids survey will start next week, the director of the Aids and TB Unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Owen Mugurungi said yesterday. He said the $3 mill...

by Whinsley Masara

Minister says AIDS deaths should have been eliminated by 2030

05 October 2015 | 1834 Views
The government has set the year 2030 as its target for an end to AIDS deaths in Zimbabwe, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said on Saturday.Speaking at the Cimas 70th Anniv...


One child dies after immunisation

03 October 2015 | 2645 Views
A BOY, 3, from Jotsholo in Matabeleland North died following a suspected allergic reaction to the measles and rubella vaccines and a Vitamin A supplementation dose administered on him on Wednesday. Bo...

by Whinsley Masara and Auxilia Katongomara

Ingutsheni patient raped by general hand

03 October 2015 | 2968 Views
An Ingustheni Central Hospital general hand has been arrested for repeatedly sexually abusing a mental patient.The alleged sex pest lured the 19 year old lady to an incomplete building where h...

by Staff Reporter

Cimas re-introduces online drug facility

01 October 2015 | 1429 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society has re-introduced the online drug facility after it was suspend due to massive fraud.The medical aid society lost  $1,2 million in fraudulent claims, which saw i...

by Thobekile Zhou

Gwanda hospital gets equipment, beefs up medical staff

29 September 2015 | 2944 Views
Gwanda Provincial Hospital has acquired equipment and has beefed up its medical staff in what authorities at the institution say is part of government's efforts to boost the health delivery system....

by Staff Reporter

Pregnant women not forced to bring delivery equipment - Musiiwa

24 September 2015 | 2497 Views
Deputy minister of Health and Child Care Aldrin Musiiwa has said it was not Government policy that all  pregnant women delivering at state health institutions should bring their items when they c...

by Thobekile Zhou

50% of gays HIV+

20 September 2015 | 2705 Views
A recent study conducted by the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) has revealed that least 50% of the country's gay and lesbian community is HIV positive.The results of the study confirm tha...

by Staff reporter

STIs high among 10 yr olds in Zimbabwe

20 September 2015 | 2878 Views
About 2 692 people aged between 10 and 19 years where treated for the deadly sexually transmitted infections from January to March this year.Harare accounts for highest ...

by Staff Reporter

Avenues Clinic returns to normal, following burst water pipe

18 September 2015 | 1975 Views
Everything is back to normal at the Avenues Clinic in Harare, after a burst water pipe on Saturday afternoon on the third floor resulted in water gushing down the stairs during visiting hours....


Harare Hospital has a desperate women detention room

09 September 2015 | 2881 Views
Harare Residents Trust has exposed that the Harare Hospital has a big room call 'kugomba' (egodini / the pit) where desperate women are detained to give birth when they have no money."At Harar...

by Stephen Jakes

Mandatory HIV testing for Zimbabwe prisoners

04 September 2015 | 1822 Views
HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has bemoaned the high HIV prevalence rate among prisoners and indicated that government was considering mandatory HIV and Aids testing for serving...

by Staff reporter

20% of Zimbabwe's sex workers HIV+

01 September 2015 | 2497 Views
THE Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research on Monday revealed that least 20% of sex workers are HIV positive with calls being made to include this key sector in the country’s HIV and AID...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola rises again a week after Sierra Leone's last known patient

31 August 2015 | 1791 Views
FREETOWN - Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, reported. Samp...

by AP

HIV vaccine trial starts in Zimbabwe

30 August 2015 | 3212 Views
A consortium of research organisations will embark on clinical trials of an HIV vaccine in Zimbabwe starting with 24 volunteers this coming November.Announcing the landmark research, Dr Lynda ...

by Staff Reporter

Public urged not buy drugs from the street

29 August 2015 | 1160 Views
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has urged people to desist from buying pharmaceutical products from unregistered institutions and dealers as they will be risking their lives. The ...

by Freeman Razemba

Zim among countries set to reduce HIV and AIDs pandemic- report

24 August 2015 | 2989 Views
Media reports have revealed that Zimbabwe is among countries that have significantly reduced the HIV and Aids pandemic, according to a latest United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) report on th...

by Staff Reporter

Nurses accused of stealing ARVs

23 August 2015 | 3051 Views
Two nurses were on Wednesday this week arraigned before Village Magistrate Court accused of stealing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ARV) at Broadhurst 3 Clinic in Gaborone.The Voice reported that t...

by Staff reporter

Drug shortages hit Zimbabwe hospitals

18 August 2015 | 2508 Views
Zimbabwe's health delivery system has been compromised with revelations that district and provincial hospitals are failing to dispense basic drugs.The country's 62 district hospitals, 8 pr...

by Staff reporter

HIV vaccine trial in humans to start in Zimbabwe

12 August 2015 | 2009 Views
An HIV vaccine trial in humans is set to begin in Zimbabwe next month, according to researchers.  The United Nations AIDS Programme estimates that about 1.4 million people living in Zimb...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean teens spreading HIV/Aids

12 August 2015 | 2259 Views
More and more HIV positive youths are sexually active and are causing the spread of the virus.Yemurayi, 19, who is HIV positive, admitted to having had unprotected sex with her best friend. Sh...

by Staff reporter

Gays blast Minister Parirenyatwa over prison HIV rise remarks

12 August 2015 | 1519 Views
Zimbabwean homosexuals have criticised Health Minister David Parirenyatwa over remarks he made recently that homosexuality contributed to increased HIV in prisons, a report said.Parirenyat...

by Staff reporter

Minister alarmed by HIV prevalence in prisons

10 August 2015 | 2813 Views
Health and Childcare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa yesterday said the prevalence of HIV and Aids in prisons is a sign people are jailed while already infected or there is rampant homosexuality behind...

by Staff reporter

3 Vapostori die after refusing medical assistance

07 August 2015 | 4667 Views
Three family members from  Johanne Marange Church died after refusing medical help prompted Headman Madamombe under Chief Chivese in Chikomba District to summon Ministry of Health officials to im...

by Staff reporter

Cimas introduce new measures to curb fraud

06 August 2015 | 3353 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society's upgraded online drug payment facility will incorporate a one-time PIN (OTP) system to make it more secure and less susceptible to fraud.Cimas Medical Aid Division...

by Thobekile Zhou

NSSA sets up mobile clinic for miners

04 August 2015 | 3123 Views
The National Social Security Authority has opened a mobile clinic to cater for  miners and industrial workers.Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira commi...

by Thobekile Zhou

Chinese doctors deployed to Zimbabwe

27 July 2015 | 5091 Views
The Chinese government has been commended for aiding Zimbabwe's health sector following its recent deployment of 14 medical doctors to the country's biggest referral hospital.The Chinese docto...

by Staff reporter

Mutare hospital stock expired ARVs - Auditor General

25 July 2015 | 2865 Views
Public hospitals are stocked with countless boxes of expired anti-retroviral drugs which are dispensed to patients, the Auditor General, Mildred Chiri has  said.In a recent audit report f...

by Staff Reporter

Mudede's contraceptives claims dismissed

25 July 2015 | 4147 Views
Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede's claims that contraceptives have serious negative side effects on women has been dismissed by the government because his claims were based on unproven research findi...

by Staff reporter

National health insurance scheme in the pipeline

21 July 2015 | 3965 Views
Government plans to set up a national health insurance scheme to cater for the welfare of the most vulnerable members of society. Health minister David Parirenyatwa said plans were afoot t...

by Staff reporter

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