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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...Read more

Chinese doctors deployed to Zimbabwe

27 July 2015 | 4028 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 | 1401 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 | 3419 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 | 3734 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

No problem with bedding under aged girls? - survey

07 July 2015 | 5327 Views
Plan International has claimed that 58% Harare and Bulawayo residents do not see anything morally wrong with men bedding underage girls.This was disclosed in Parliament on Monday before th...

by Thobekile Zhou

Govt to train few nurses

05 July 2015 | 4052 Views
THE Government is drastically trimming enrolment of student nurses by over 80 percent.Government's 15 training institutions on average admitted about 60 students per intake twice a year,...

by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe among countries with highest TB rate

04 July 2015 | 3976 Views
Zimbabwe is one of the 22 countries in the world with the highest burden of tuberculoses (TB), the provincial TB and Leprosy coordinator for Midlands, Bernard Sibanda has said.35,566 cases of ...

by Staff Reporter

More than 1,3 million access Cimas health facilities

30 June 2015 | 4345 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society group operations executive Vulindlela Ndlovu today (Tuesday) revealed that more than 1,3 million people have made use of Cimas health facilities countrywide in the last fi...

by Agencies

HIV/AIDS vaccine a must

29 June 2015 | 5146 Views
RESEARCHERS, Scientists and Journalists are all agreed that there is need for an HIV vaccine that will stop the further spread of the pandemic. This came to the fore when journalists from Zimbabwe...

by Staff Reporter

Sangomas claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

27 June 2015 | 4197 Views
Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an organisation which represents the interests of traditional healers, herbalists and faith healers, wants its patients to start using medical aid ...

by Lovemore Zigara

Zimbabweans to take part in the 'Don't Punish' campaign

25 June 2015 | 4217 Views
On Friday 26th June 2015, thousands of activists in 100 cities around the world will make their voices heard as part of the global Support 'Don't Punish campaign'. The campaign calls on governments to...

by Staff reporter

STI detecting condoms

25 June 2015 | 7357 Views
Three schoolboys behind a colour-changing, STI-detecting condom say they've been contacted by a contraceptive company about their idea.Daanyaal Ali, Chirag Shah, both 14, and Muaz Nawaz, 13, w...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe wins bid to host AIDS and STIs in Africa conference

23 June 2015 | 4733 Views
Zimbabwe has won the bid to host the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) to be held from the 29th of November to the 4th of December 2015.Announcing the outcome of ...

by Staff reporter

Doctors threaten strike

21 June 2015 | 4254 Views
The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has threatened to strike if Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo effects the proposed rental increase on government accommodation.Accordin...

by Staff reporter

Makokoba Health Care Initiative Trust (MHCI) donates wheelchairs.

19 June 2015 | 4230 Views
Through its commitment to assist the less- privileged in our society, Makokoba Health Care Initiative donated another two wheelchairs. The handover occasion which was held at Highlanders Club Hous...

by MHCI

Botched home caesarean section kills VaPostori woman

13 June 2015 | 5789 Views
A PREGNANT Johanne Marange Apostolic Church member died after an unqualified midwife allegedly slit open her abdomen and removed a still born baby, during a botched Caesarean section done at home in ...

by Ray Bande

EU hails Lupane Hospital

09 June 2015 | 5071 Views
The EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Philippe Van Damme has applauded the Lupane Hospital for being the best health institution according to his observation.He said he visited the hospital recent...

by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms

31 May 2015 | 2997 Views
More than 100 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex in the battle against HIV.Acco...

by Stephen Jakes

Kuwadzana 4 Poly Clinic reject treating rural children

29 May 2015 | 2698 Views
Kuwadzana 4 Poly Clinic in Harare is reported to have rejected to immunise a child who was due for immunisation on condition that the child was coming from rural areas.This was revealed by...

by Stephen Jakes

Health time bomb at Rimuka Township

23 May 2015 | 1997 Views
Health time bomb is ticking in Rimuka Light Industrial site comonly known as the Kumshop as the toilets are reportedly not functioning posing a serious threat to human life.Berina Communit...

by Stephen Jakes

Mpilo Central Hospital in another fresh cash scandal

22 May 2015 | 2162 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital has been sucked in another fresh financial scandal after authorities secretly withdrew cash from the Bulawayo United Residents' Association (Bura) account.The money ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe has highest condom usage in the world

21 May 2015 | 4452 Views
Zimbabwe has the highest condom usage in the world and this has contributed to a reduction in HIV infections, the state-run National Aids Council (NAC) has revealed.According to ...

by Staff reporter

Mpilo Central Hospital issues sawing machine tender

17 May 2015 | 3240 Views
Scandal ridden Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has issued a tender for the raft of equipment including supply of sawing machine and kitchen utensils.The tender falls under 'invitation for s...

by Thobekile Zhou

Patients stranded as hospital's only radiographer dies

15 May 2015 | 4777 Views
Scores of patients were left stranded at Masvingo General Hospital this week after the death of the health facilities' only radiographer Brighton Vaduma who drowned in a swimming pool at a local hotel...

by Staff Reporter

Hospital hunts down debt defaulters

13 May 2015 | 1946 Views
GWERU Provincial Hospital has engaged a debt collector in a bid to recover $1,5 million that the health institution is owed by patients.Hospital medical superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze c...

by Patrick Chitumba

'Investigative audit needed for the health sector,' says Dr Labode

12 May 2015 | 3439 Views
Following the spate of exposure to the corruption currently said to be rocking Mpilo general Hospital in Bulawayo the MDC-T senator Doctor Ruth Labode said there is an urgent need for the investigati...

by Stephen Jakes

Hospital visiting times

10 May 2015 | 4459 Views
MPILO Central HospitalPaediatric unit: (Monday to Friday) 6-6.30am and 5-6pm. A...

by Staff Reporter

Condom distribution drastically increase in Masvingo

09 May 2015 | 3265 Views
Masvingo has for the past three years recorded an increase in the distribution of female and male condoms, National Aids Council Masvingo 2014 narrative report suggests.The report states that ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe's clinical trial oversight leaves room for ethical violations

07 May 2015 | 3443 Views
The supervision and monitoring of clinical trials in Zimbabwe faces serious challenges in protecting the rights of clinical trial participants. Today, ...

by Diana Hoeflake

Nurses ordered to 'Go back to work'

07 May 2015 | 3225 Views
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association has ordered its members to return to work with immediate effect after it finally reached a consensus with the employer, the Health Services Board, last night. ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe on cholera alert

24 April 2015 | 1991 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 | 3411 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 | 3792 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 | 3701 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 | 5372 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 | 2033 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 | 4829 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 | 5002 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 | 1745 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 | 4740 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 | 1983 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 | 3705 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 | 3023 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 | 5476 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 | 2410 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 | 6053 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 | 2133 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 | 1983 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 | 1874 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 | 2802 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
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