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Medical practitioners urged to spread Ebola awareness



Government has challenged medical practitioners to join hands in spreading awareness about the deadly Ebola virus to wipe out the "fear-Ebola mentality" that has gripped the nation.Officially ...Read more

Medical practitioners urged to spread Ebola awareness

01 September 2014 | 657 Views
Government has challenged medical practitioners to join hands in spreading awareness about the deadly Ebola virus to wipe out the "fear-Ebola mentality" that has gripped the nation.Officially ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe at high risk of Ebola outbreak

31 August 2014 | 2990 Views
Zimbabwe is prone to an Ebola outbreak despite precautionary measures authorities have taken, as scores of foreigners and locals move freely in and out of the country through 51 illegal crossing point...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe's jobless nurses to wait longer

31 August 2014 | 1171 Views
HUNDREDS of jobless nurses who were supposed to start being employed tomorrow following Government's lifting of the ban on their employment will have to wait longer before they can be absorbed into th...

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More TB cases in children go untreated

30 August 2014 | 578 Views
THE government says many TB cases in children are going untreated as it is difficult to diagnose it in children. National TB programme director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Charle...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to screen Ebola suspects

30 August 2014 | 950 Views
Government says it will only quarantine Ebola patients and suspects will be screened thoroughly and be monitored for 21 days to determine if they do not contract the deadly disease.Health and ...

by Staff Reporter

Bleeding ear sends nurses into panic

29 August 2014 | 3913 Views
Lack of knowledge about how the ebola disease presents itself, fear of getting infected with the dreaded disease and sheer unintelligence, saw a 35-year-old Zimbabwean man being tossed from pillar...

by Staff reporter

DNA testing at hospitals

28 August 2014 | 2640 Views
Government health institutions are going into partnership with the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AIBST) in the setting up of DNA testing centres.The public private pa...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola task force 'essential'

27 August 2014 | 1118 Views
There is need for different ministries to work together to ensure that Zimbabwe is safe from the advancing threat of the Ebola virus.The ministries of Home Affairs, Tourism, Foreign Affairs an...

by Staff Reporter

Breathing new life into psychiatric education in Zimbabwe

27 August 2014 | 1357 Views
A programme of education and research in Zimbabwe, led in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's, has boosted the number of psychiatrists in the country, and allowed a once fle...

by medicalxpress

STI cases surge by 19%

27 August 2014 | 1178 Views
The National Aids Council (NAC) said it recorded a 19% increase in sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the second quarter of this year although it had stepped up the distribution of condoms. ...

by Staff reporter

7-month-old baby stuck at Mpilo, parents unable to raise $500 for Op

26 August 2014 | 3609 Views
IT doesn't rain but pours for a Maphisa couple whose baby has spent 6-months at Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo due to Hydrocephalus.According to Wikipedia, hydrocephalus is a deadly medical ...

by Moyo Roy

'Xeroderma' children seek assistance

24 August 2014 | 2755 Views
A Harare couple from Epworth is desperately seeking about R240 000 to get their children aged four and nine to South Africa for urgent lifesaving operations.Doctors suspect the children are su...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Condoms used to 'treat' arthritis

24 August 2014 | 2975 Views
Free condoms distributed in the country to reduce the spread of HIV and Aids have found an unexpected user in Zimbabwe - they are now being use to "treat" arthritis.While Zimbabwe is now ranke...

by Staff Reporter

Liberia's Ebola-free region falls to virus

23 August 2014 | 1713 Views
Monrovia - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would ta...

by Staff Reporter

Mpilo in 4-day power outage, turns away patients

23 August 2014 | 1105 Views
A FOUR-DAY power outage at Mpilo Central Hospital has seen the country's third largest health referral centre turning away patients, with staff only attending to emergencies.A Zesa sub-sta...

by Patrick Chitumba

Colgate Total in trouble over cancer links

22 August 2014 | 3479 Views
Colgate Total, has come under scrutiny for containing a chemical with links to cancer.Triclosan, one of the active ingredients in Colgate Total, has been under contention for over a decade, wi...

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Woman seeks help to undergo kidney transplant

22 August 2014 | 1452 Views
A RUSAPE woman, Mollen Nyamhotsi, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease and chronic renal failure, is appealing to the public for assistance to secure funds to travel to India for a kidney transplan...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola death toll up to 1 350 - WHO

21 August 2014 | 626 Views
Monrovia - Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum on Wednesday in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe sets up Ebola monitoring at borders

21 August 2014 | 955 Views
Government has started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming in via air or land routes and quarantine them if necessary in a bid to curb a possible Ebola outbreak in the country....

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Govt to unfreeze 631 nurses posts

19 August 2014 | 3112 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has expressed optimism the unfreezing of at least 631 nurses posts will ease the shortage of nurses in government institutions.The Permanent Secretary of ...

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Hospital officials abusing funds

17 August 2014 | 902 Views
Officials at provincial and district hospitals are abusing funds running into millions of dollars at the expense of improving the health delivery system, it has emerged.The corruption stor...

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Over 400 patients benefit from Friends of Amai Mugabe

15 August 2014 | 1439 Views
Over 400 patients from Chishawasha have benefited from a one day medical outreach programme conducted by the Friends of Amai Mugabe's Children Trust at St Josephs Clinic.This was the first me...

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Ebola outbreak 'vastly underestimated' -WHO

15 August 2014 | 1637 Views
The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.The World Health Organization said its staf...

by Staff Reporter

'65% of Zim youths suffer drug-induced mental problems'

14 August 2014 | 967 Views
About 65% of Zimbabwean youths are said to suffer from mental problems due to drug and substance abuse, and unemployment. This was said by Zimbabwe United Nations Association Youth preside...

by Staff reporter

Local ideas shaping national health agendas to reduce child deaths in developing countries

12 August 2014 | 794 Views
LONDON, United-Kingdom - GSK and Save the Children continue to call for applications for their 2014 $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, as previous winners attract interest and support from ...

by APO

Lack of experience fuels Ebola crisis

09 August 2014 | 1474 Views
Kampala - When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago - the third outbreak in a dozen years - the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quaran...

by Staff Reporter

Poor health services force expectant mothers to turn to Vapostori

09 August 2014 | 1080 Views
AS health services in the country continue to deteriorate, the poor, in both urban and rural areas, have been hit hard resulting in unnecessary loss of life.Hopley Farm, an informal settlemen...

by Staff Reporter

World Health Organization declares Ebola global health alert

08 August 2014 | 1454 Views
London - West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.The Geneva-based UN healt...

by Staff Reporter

Prophet T.B. Joshua warns ebola victims

08 August 2014 | 8324 Views
As panic over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease continues to rise, Prophet T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has asked those infected with the disease to remain in the...

by Staff reporter

Zim doctor joins Ebola fight

04 August 2014 | 3379 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN doctor has flown to West Africa to aid health workers in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has so far claimed over 700 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone....

by Staff reporter

How deadly Ebola can spread

02 August 2014 | 2840 Views
For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread....

by Reuters

Doctors warned of global Ebola outbreak after patient allowed on plane out of Liberia

31 July 2014 | 2516 Views
Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.And today a desperate race is on to find do...

by Staff Reporter

Deadly Ebola virus, Zimbabwe in red alert

28 July 2014 | 4385 Views
ZIMBABWE is on high alert for the deadly Ebola virus which is wreaking havoc in West Africa as all entry points are prepared to deal with the haemorrhagic fever, a government official has said....

by Staff reporter

Govt admits failing to provide funds for vital drugs

27 July 2014 | 1075 Views
HARARE - Paul Chimedza, deputy minister of Health and Child Care, has admitted that the country's hospitals are facing severe drug shortages which have compromised the treatment of patients.He...

by Staff Reporter

Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term

27 July 2014 | 3124 Views
MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has called on the law enforcers to descend on public smoking offenders as the ministry intensifies its crackdown on citizens reluctant to comply with the Public Healt...

by Staff reporter

Zim hospitals fail to pay for contraceptives

27 July 2014 | 1008 Views
GOVERNMENT health institutions and council clinics across the country are reportedly failing to pay the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) for supplies of contraceptives since 2010, wit...

by Staff reporter

Ignorance kills Zim women says health expert

26 July 2014 | 2616 Views
Evidence has shown that women in Zimbabwe are not aware of reproductive health and normally associate miscarriages and related health complications with witchcraft, a health expert said on Friday....

by Staff Reporter

'Rogue' gynaecologist films patients

25 July 2014 | 3815 Views
BALTIMORE - A "rogue" gynaecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photographs of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190-million settlement with 8 000 women and girl...

by Sapa-AP

Strawberry condoms selling like hot cakes

20 July 2014 | 3265 Views
NEW flavoured Protector Plus condoms with a sleeker and more stylish packaging have been introduced on the market, replacing the old Protector Plus condoms.The old condoms, whose packaging fea...

by Staff Reporter

'What happens to these foreskins' after circumcision asks lady senator

20 July 2014 | 3984 Views
MDC-T Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa has backed her motion calling for a ban on circumcision of children under the age of 18 by claiming that foreskins of circumcised men could be used...

by Staff Reporter

Senators demand circumcision ban

18 July 2014 | 3858 Views
MDC-T's Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa yesterday moved a motion urging a ban on circumcision of minors saying the country is "creating a generation of useless men".Mlotshwa...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe hails history-making Zimbabwean surgeons

18 July 2014 | 1078 Views
The recent separation of Siamese twins who shared one liver and were co-joined on the chest and the abdomen at Harare Children's Hospital was a demonstration of medical skill by local doctors, Preside...

by Tendai Mugabe

Christian organisation denounces contraceptives ban

17 July 2014 | 947 Views
Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) has denounced the call of banning female contraceptives saying the move is totally misguided and contraceptives are part of management of affairs.EFZ i...

by Nyemudzai Kakore

Zimbabwe accounts for three per cent of new global HIV infections

17 July 2014 | 1124 Views
Zimbabwe is one of 15 countries in the world accounting for 75 percent of new HIV infections worldwide, according to a new report by the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS. The report, ...

by Staff reporter

'Zimbabwe HIV patients in danger'

14 July 2014 | 2390 Views
Zimbabwe's continued lacklustre distribution of HIV and Aids antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) remains the greatest danger to people living positively, a lobby group official said last week.Zimbabwe...

by Staff reporter

'HIV 'exploding' among gay men'

13 July 2014 | 3053 Views
HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection....

by AFP

FC1 female condom phased out

12 July 2014 | 2645 Views
Family planning stakeholders have announced that the initial female condom FC1 has been phased out while a new product has been introduced.The stakeholders have recommended a second generatio...

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe visits Siamese twins, hails Zim doctors

10 July 2014 | 3217 Views
President Robert Mugabe has hailed local doctors from Harare Central Hospital who performed the landmark surgery that successfully separated Siamese twins saying they have done the nation proud....

by Staff reporter

Patient breaks an arm in Mpilo suicide attempt

10 July 2014 | 3125 Views
A PATIENT at Mpilo Central Hospital yesterday evening tried to commit suicide by jumping from the third floor of a male ward, but only sustained a broken arm after landing on the roof of the first fl...

by Staff Reporter

Zim successful separates conjoined twins

09 July 2014 | 4117 Views
The state media reports that Zimbabwe has broken new ground in its medical history after a successful operation on siamese twins born in April, with a team of 50 having worked on the delicate eight-ho...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza/Susan Mabunze
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