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Zimbabwe on cholera alert

24 April 2015 | 1395 Views
The government says it is putting in place adequate measures to prevent a cholera outbreak.This follows reports of an outbreak of cholera in Mozambique that has led to fears the disease might ...

by Staff reporter

Junior doctors owed 2 months' salaries

24 April 2015 | 2864 Views
The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Association (ZHDA) has appealed for President Robert Mugabe's intervention to resolve its salary deadlock with the Health Services Board (HSB) which has resulted in ...

by Staff reporter

Health Minister locked in marathon meeting with Mpilo officials

10 April 2015 | 3183 Views
Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa is locked in a marathon closed door meeting with Mpilo Central Hospital officials.Speculation is rife at the institution that several off...

by Thobekile Zhou

Ekusileni hospital to start with 60 beds

10 April 2015 | 2720 Views
EKUSILENI Medical Centre in Bulawayo is now expected to be opened anytime this year with an initial 60 beds, officials said today.In January, press reports indicated that it would be in use th...

by Thobekile Zhou

Umguza tops STI list

21 March 2015 | 4650 Views
It's official, Umguza District has the highest number of people with Sexual Transmitted Infections STIs in Matabeleland North.The tiny district has overtaken traditional STI hubs in the pr...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Doctors to engage Cabinet over illegal contracts and health services board utterances

18 March 2015 | 1525 Views
After a week of nationwide consultations with its members, the ZHDA members unanimously rejected the ill advised and poorly drafted contract for junior doctors proposed by the Health Services Board. ...

by Dr FN Nyamande

STI cases still high in Mat North - NAC

17 March 2015 | 4082 Views
The National Aids Council (NAC) Matabeleland North wing plans to work with tertiary institutions in an effort to curb the spread of STIs.NAC says STIs are rampant in most education institution...

by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe cholera cases shoot up alarmingly

10 March 2015 | 4581 Views
Seven years after an estimated 4000 people died in a cholera outbreak, Zimbabwe is once again in danger of becoming one of the epicentres of a fresh regional epidemic, as the numbers of people who...

by Staff reporter

What is Zimbabwe's real maternal mortality rate?

09 March 2015 | 1235 Views
Two conflicting figures for pregnancy and childbirth related deaths in Zimbabwe appeared in the last week. Do 525 women die for every 100,000 live births, or is the figure almost double that? ...

by Malvern Mkudu and Anim van Wyk

New aggressive HIV strain discovered in Cuba

21 February 2015 | 4267 Views
A new strain of the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) known as recombinant has been discovered in Cuba.The HIV strain is said to be very aggressive and develops into AIDS twice as fast as th...

by Staff reporter

Zim doctors back from duty in Ebola-infested West Africa

20 February 2015 | 1621 Views
After six weeks of working in the Ebola infested parts of Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the locally based World Health Organisation (WHO) doctors are back in the country to a heroes' welcome. ...

by Staff reporter

HIV+ patients engage omalayitsha to get drug supplies

15 February 2015 | 3282 Views
ILLEGAL Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa who are on Anti retroviral (ARV) therapy are employing the services of cross border transporters commonly known as omalayitsha to get their monthly supplies...

by Robin Muchetu

Churches, healers mislead HIV+ people

10 February 2015 | 2615 Views
Organisations representing people living with HIV and Aids have accused Pentecostal churches and some apostolic sects of misleading their members by telling them to stop taking life prolonging med...

by Staff reporter

'Stop arresting sex workers'

09 February 2015 | 4934 Views
SEX workers are among the key affected populations that are drivers of HIV, hence should not be victimised or arrested as they have the right to access treatment, Health and Child Care Minister David ...

by Mirirai Nsingo

Govt to investigate rampant ill treatment of patients at hospitals

05 February 2015 | 2004 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has set up a six member taskforce to investigate rampant ill treatment of patients at local hospitals.This follows ZBC's exposure of poor service delivery...

by Staff Reporter

Two people die after being denied treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital

03 February 2015 | 5323 Views
Two people died after they were denied treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare on Sunday.The two's health deteriorated while attending a church service at the Prophetic Healing and Deliv...

by Staff Reporter

Chitungwiza residents express hospital privatisation fears

03 February 2015 | 1694 Views
Chitungwiza Central Hospital management last Thursday met representatives of the Chitungwiza Residents' Trust (Chitrest) and assured them that the privatisation of some of the hospital's critical ...

by Staff reporter

Vaccine, operational support crucial in preventing future Ebola epidemics

01 February 2015 | 1583 Views
In this interview by Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal, Julien Potet, the Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres, talks about the challenges and advances...

by Yemisi Akinbobola

Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

01 February 2015 | 1480 Views
As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue, the Deputy Director of the French Institut de Microbiologie et de...

by Yemisi Akinbobola

Woman 'rather save for decent burial than pay hospital fees'

01 February 2015 | 2412 Views
"I would rather sit at home and wait to die in pain from these chronic headaches as I cannot afford medical fees that Mpilo Central Hospital is demanding. I would rather save for a decent burial."...

by Robin Muchetu

4-year-old cancer patient appeals for assistance

30 January 2015 | 3065 Views
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ngonidzashe Mazarire is appealing for $3 000 to undergo surgery in South Africa after he was attacked by an aggressive skin cancer.Despite having started in September last year, ...

by Staff Reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

29 January 2015 | 2908 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immense i...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean student undergoes successful kidney transplant in India

27 January 2015 | 3166 Views
A GREAT Zimbabwe University student, Mollen Ndinatsei Makoni, who was two years ago diagnosed with a life-threatening kidney disorder, returned home on Sunday after undergoing a successful kidney ...

by Staff reporter

Bilharzia disease rampant in Zimbabwe

25 January 2015 | 3486 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), says 57 out of the country's 63 districts are prone to the deadly bilharzia disease which, if untreated, could cause infertility and other health complic...

by Staff Reporter

Tsvangirai confronts clinic staff

23 January 2015 | 6969 Views
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday confronted medical staff at Hopley Clinic in Harare South following claims by his party supporters that the clinic was discriminating and denying them medicati...

by Staff reporter

Lifeline for Harare's expectant mothers

22 January 2015 | 3382 Views
Construction of an operating theatre at Mabvuku Polyclinic as well as the expansion of the institution has begun and is expected to be complete by year end, Harare's Clinic Health director Prospe...

by Staff reporter

Diarrhoea claims 22 lives in a week

22 January 2015 | 2157 Views
A total of 22 people have been succumbed to diarrhoea during the first week of January alone, the ministry of Health and Child Care has announced. According to a government weekly surveil...

by Staff reporter

Concerned over Zimbabwe's high maternal mortality rate

17 January 2015 | 1406 Views
THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over Zimbabwe's "unacceptably high" maternal mortality rate, which currently stands at 614 deaths per 100 000 live births."Materna...

by Staff reporter

Teen girl diagnosed with cancer seeks help

15 January 2015 | 4891 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

14 January 2015 | 2031 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immen...

by MHPR

Doctors have begun taking legal action against medical aid societies

11 January 2015 | 1485 Views
Doctors have begun taking legal action against medical aid societies over US$14 million in outstanding consultation fees.Although court records were not immediately obtainable, it is understoo...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Nurses to start getting bonus next week

08 January 2015 | 2972 Views
Government says it will pay the remaining civil servants their bonuses on 14 and 23 January.The Acting Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Walter Mzembi confirmed the develo...

by Staff reporter

Zim nurses now on go-slow, doctors threaten to join

07 January 2015 | 2644 Views
Nurses at Zimbabwe's major state hospitals have started a go-slow, with doctors threatening to join them if their bonuses, which were due on the 2nd of January 2015, are not paid by Friday this week....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans turn to black market for hard-to-find ARVs

07 January 2015 | 3463 Views
Nkululeko Sibanda, a 19-year-old man in Harare, started taking the life-saving HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drugs, commonly known as ARVs, after falling sick in August 2014."I was almost dying," he...

by AA

Anthrax outbreak leaves 10 in Hospital

07 January 2015 | 4051 Views
At least 10 people were hospitalized while nine cattle died from anthrax in Chipinge District, Department of Veterinary Services director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigati...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, government set for showdown over allowances

07 January 2015 | 1766 Views
Government has been urged to improve the salaries and working conditions of doctors in 2015 to stem the continuing flight of specialists. President of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Assoc...

by Staff reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

06 January 2015 | 1887 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immense i...

by Chengetai Chinembiri

Zimbabwean nurses threaten 'crippling' strike over unpaid bonuses

06 January 2015 | 3592 Views
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) Harare Chapter has given the government an ultimatum to pay off their bonuses by Friday the 9th of this month or face a crippling industrial action.The ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe introduces new HIV treatment

05 January 2015 | 4539 Views
GOVERNMENT is with effect from this month switching all people on HIV treatment to a new one of one tablet per day from the previous three pills to make it easier for patients not to default on taking...

by Staff Reporter

First UK case of Ebola confirmed in Glasgow

29 December 2014 | 2527 Views
A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow.The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, ...

by Staff Reporter

Ever increasing road accidents eating into blood stocks

28 December 2014 | 2090 Views
HARARE - The National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) says the ever increasing road accidents are negatively impacting its blood stocks.NBSZ public relations manager, Tichaona Saira, said althou...

by Staff Reporter

Rare births, increase in babies born with split abdomen

28 December 2014 | 3006 Views
The country's hospitals are experiencing bizarre cases of babies born with split abdomen, a rare condition known as gastroschisis.Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) w...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Babongile Sikhonjwa in stable condition

27 December 2014 | 6053 Views
BULAWAYO socialite and comedian Babongile Sikhonjwa, who spent Christmas in hospital after being involved in an accident early this week, is said to be in a stable condition after X-rays conduc...

by Bongani Ndlovu

26 babies born on Christmas day in Bulawayo

27 December 2014 | 2062 Views
TWENTY-SIX babies were born on Christmas Day at Bulawayo's three largest hospitals. Mpilo Central Hospital successfully delivered 15 babies while United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) delivered eight...

by Charity Ruzvidzo

116 babies born on Christmas Day in Harare and Chitungwiza

27 December 2014 | 4317 Views
At least 116 babies were born on Christmas Day in public and private hospitals in Harare and Chitungwiza with a higher figure expected countrywide. Twenty-eight were born at Harare Central Hosp...

by Ruth Chipayi

'Esigodini hospital does not meet demands'

24 December 2014 | 2537 Views
Adequate health care service delivery is still a dream for Umzingwane constituents amid revelations that the district's hospital is an old farm house which is not equipped enough to serve the people, ...

by Makhosi Sibanda

ARVs fully stocked

23 December 2014 | 5076 Views
HARARE - Director of Aids and Tuberculosis Unit in Health and Child Care ministry, Owen Mugurungi has said the Government has enough stock of single dose anti-retroviral drugs for the estimated 1....

by Staff Reporter

HIV-related illnesses leading causes of deaths in Harare

22 December 2014 | 3513 Views
HARARE - HIV-related illnesses have been identified as one of the leading causes of deaths in Harare, the Harare City Council 2013 health report revealed.In a report presented to the health co...

by Staff Reporter

Zim's blood bank refuses to honour top blood giver

19 December 2014 | 3804 Views
Harare - Zimbabwe's blood bank has vindictively reprimanded one of its long serving blood donors by refusing to honour him among the country's top blood givers.The National Blood Service Zimba...

by Staff Reporter

Ministry orders deduction of pay for striking doctors

16 December 2014 | 1471 Views
Government is heading for a showdown with junior doctors at public hospitals after it ordered chief executive officers and provincial medical directors to deduct salaries of all junior doctors who...

by Staff reporter
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