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Govt owes National Pharmaceutical Company $11 million

The country's pharmaceutical sector is ailing, with the National Pharmaceutical Company (NAT-PHARM) failing to pay pharmaceutical companies while it is also owed about US$11 million by the government....Read more

Govt owes National Pharmaceutical Company $11 million

23 April 2014 | 807 Views
The country's pharmaceutical sector is ailing, with the National Pharmaceutical Company (NAT-PHARM) failing to pay pharmaceutical companies while it is also owed about US$11 million by the government....

by Staff Reporter

NGO introduce washable pads for women and girls

23 April 2014 | 1935 Views
Most women and young girls in Lupane area in Matabeleland North can now afford to practice high hygienic standards following the introduction of a cost effective washable sanitary pads by a local ...

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'No circumcision for HIV+ men'

22 April 2014 | 1896 Views
The government-run National Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programme has ruled-out the nip for HIV-positive men owing to limited resources.Rudo Chikodzore, Matabeleland South provi...

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Abortion drug abused

20 April 2014 | 1182 Views
A CLOSELY-KNIT clique of doctors and pharmacists has virtually legalised abortion, with pregnant women armed with prescriptions easily accessing an abortion inducing drug which is readily available at...

by Vusumuzi Dube

HPV vaccination for Zim girls

15 April 2014 | 1625 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care will next month introduce an anti-cancer vaccine known as the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination for girls aged 9 to 13 years to prevent cervical cance...

by Staff reporter

Zim govt dumps Aids patients

15 April 2014 | 3160 Views
President Robert Mugabe's government is so broke that it has ordered HIV/Aids patients on medical aid to buy their own Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) as figures of those needing State assistance swell...

by Staff reporter

Sangomas want patients to use medical aid

11 April 2014 | 1470 Views
TRADITIONAL medical practitioners (inyangas) have called on government to put in place a policy which will see medical aid societies accepting claims from patients who seek their services.The...

by Staff reporter

UZ in TB, albinism drugs breakthrough

11 April 2014 | 1460 Views
The University of Zimbabwe is developing drugs that increase absorption of tuberculosis medication and help people living with albinism, an official has said.UZ pharmaceutical department lect...

by Staff reporter

National Blood Services invites more blood donors

10 April 2014 | 678 Views
As schools prepare for holidays, there is need for an increase in the number of people who donate blood because of the high road carnage during the holidays.The National Blood Services Zimbabw...

by Staff Reporter

'Most challenging' Ebola outbreak, 100 die in Guinea

09 April 2014 | 601 Views
The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says.It was "one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we hav...

by Staff Reporter

Meet the African health heroes saving their communities

05 April 2014 | 955 Views
  • Monday, 7 April is World Health Day • Groundbreaking new Al Jazeera documentary series, Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health, highlights the African and Asian heal...

by Kevin Kriedemann & Joy Sapieka

Isitshwala and cabbage for Gwanda patients

26 March 2014 | 1580 Views
 Patients admitted at Gwanda provincial hospital are surviving on isitshwala and cabbages daily because the hospital is too broke to provide them with a proper balanced diet.A visit ...

by Staff Reporter

HIV, Aids deaths drop

26 March 2014 | 1593 Views
The number of people dying from HIV and Aids-related illnesses has significantly dropped from a high of 170 000 in 2003 to about 60 000 last year, a development attributed to Government programmes of...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

MPs question detention of patients

19 March 2014 | 1429 Views
Legislators yesterday spoke against the detention of patients at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals who fail to pay their medical bills.Lawmakers in the Health and Child Welfare parliamentary po...

by Staff reporter

HIV infection rate continues to decline

16 March 2014 | 1331 Views
The country's national HIV infection rate continues to decline on the back of increased behavioural change, the National Aids Council has revealed.According to the recently availed NAC report ...

by Staff Reporter

Parly committee to grill minister over state of hospitals

13 March 2014 | 998 Views
Parliament plans to quiz Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa on the state of hospitals in the with a view to find ways of improving service delivery, an official said on Wednesday....

by Staff reporter

'I just thought you got HIV in Africa' says British mum

13 March 2014 | 6417 Views
A 48-year-old British mother-of-three who had unprotected sex says she never dreamed she was at risk of HIV - because 'only African people could get it'.Rachel Dilley who still thinks Africa...

by Staff Reporter

Chinese doctors offer free treatment in Zimbabwe

13 March 2014 | 1323 Views
A Chinese medical team has provided free treatment to more than 400 people from Seke district in Mashonaland East province.Organised by Tian Ze Tobacco in collaboration with the Chamber of Chi...

by Staff reporter

Children need information, not condoms

11 March 2014 | 1265 Views
IN September last year, there were reports of a lobby to introduce a legal framework to support the distribution of contraceptives to "adolescents" aged between 10 and 24 under an initiative designed...

by Staff reporter

Nurse caught selling expired drugs

10 March 2014 | 3410 Views
A SISTER-IN-CHARGE at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)'s Forester Ward appeared at the Bulawayo Magistrates' Court last week facing charges of selling expired Amphotericin B drugs to a patient....

by Staff reporter

Circumcised men abandon condoms

10 March 2014 | 3597 Views
WASHINGTON DC - Ernest Dhlamini of Mbabane city, Swaziland, was circumcised in 2006, to enjoy what he calls a clean life.Dhlamini says he is worried that a large number of men circumcised und...

by VOA

Rain soaks patients at Gwanda hospital

07 March 2014 | 2263 Views
Female patients admitted at Gwanda hospital have to take cover each time it rains because of a leaking roof at the provincial referral centre.Bulawayo24 witnessed patients gathering water usin...

by Staff reporter

New contraceptive to protect women from HIV

06 March 2014 | 6281 Views
A new contraceptive promises to protect women from both pregnancy and HIV.The ring-shaped device releases controlled doses of one drug to guard against HIV and herpes, and another to prevent ...

by Staff Reporter

Zim govt doctors earn $283

05 March 2014 | 6258 Views
Junior doctors working in Zimbabwe's public health institutions are earning $283 per month, an income which is way below the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency's poverty datum line of $511....

by Staff reporter

Patients die due to high costs of blood

05 March 2014 | 1971 Views
The state media reports that a lot of people could be losing their lives everyday throughout the country as patients fail to access blood owing to high costs, with hospital authorities now rationing t...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Winged condom wins prestigious award

04 March 2014 | 2823 Views
A Dutch invention that makes the condom easier to put on has been awarded a prestigious iF Gold Award 2014 for its novel design.Called Wingman, it features 'wings' that allow the condom to...

by Staff reporter

Typhoid outbreak in Harare

02 March 2014 | 2479 Views
AN outbreak of typhoid is feared in Mabvuku amid reports that nine cases of the disease have so far been treated at a council clinic in the suburb.The Combined Harare Residents Association (Ch...

by Staff Reporter

'Stop circumcising infants,' says senator

02 March 2014 | 4050 Views
WASHINGTON DC - A Zimbabwean legislator says the Health ministry should stop circumcising children under the 2009 medical male circumcision programme.Matobo senator Sithembile Mlotshwa said ch...

by Staff Reporter

Zim hospital demands livestock for maternity fees

23 February 2014 | 1608 Views
EXPECTANT mothers at St Paul's Hospital in Lupane are paying maternity fees with their livestock, a move which is in violation of Government's policy of free access to healthcare for pregnant and lac...

by Staff reporter

More chaos from Gwanda Provincial Hospital

18 February 2014 | 3371 Views
Following media reports of massive corruption at Gwanda Hospital Nursing School more damning reports of corruption and mismanagement are emerging from the hospital.Latest very reliable sources...

by Staff Reporter

Government worsens PSMAS woes

18 February 2014 | 3350 Views
While the salarygate scandal has rocked Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) to the core, it has since emerged that government failure to remit membership subscriptions has compounded the healt...

by Staff Reporter

PSMAS board of directors dissolves itself

15 February 2014 | 2570 Views
The Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) board of directors yesterday dissolved itself with immediate effect. Chairperson Mr Luxon Zembe; his deputy Mr Newton Mhlanga; Advocate Moses Mt...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Cancer deaths now 15 times more HIV deaths

14 February 2014 | 2616 Views
CANCER fatalities are now 15 times more than deaths from HIV and Aids, a chemical pathologist has said.In a report presented at a Brown Bag Meeting at Unicef offices recently, chemical pathol...

by Staff reporter

Doctors to hike consultation fees from $20 to $35 per visit

07 February 2014 | 1260 Views
ORDINARY consultation fees for general practitioners will soon rise by around 75 percent as approved by government. The last review of medical tariffs was in 2009. Health and Child Care M...

by Staff reporter

Mat North records 11 000 new cases of STIs

05 February 2014 | 1512 Views
The National Aids Council says it recorded a total of 11 000 new cases of sexually transmitted infections in Matebeleland North Province during the year 2013, figure which is a cause for concern requ...

by Staff Reporter

Cancer killing 1 500 Zimbabweans annually

04 February 2014 | 1289 Views
Zimbabwe today, joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Cancer Day amid reports that at least 1 500 people succumb to the disease each year. Of that figure, 80% present themselv...

by Staff reporter

New STD deadlier than AIDS discovered

28 January 2014 | 12125 Views
There is a new sexually transmitted superbug that experts say may be more deadly that AIDS.According to a CNBC report, an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea is more aggressive than the H...

by kenya-today

Morning after pills give government a headache

27 January 2014 | 5669 Views
The increase in demand for morning after pills is giving government a headrace with officials claiming that it was promoting promiscuity among youths, the ...

by zimbabwefocus

Health Minister dealing with 'shocking' salaries at PSMAS

24 January 2014 | 1485 Views
Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa says they are urgently dealing with the "shocking" salaries being paid to managers at PSMAS.Dr Parirenyatwa was responding to Senators ques...

by Staff reporter

Shocking salary schedule at PSMAS

23 January 2014 | 4523 Views
The top management at Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) is gobbling at least $1 million in basic monthly salaries at a time the State enterprise is reeling under a $38 million debt....

by Health Reporter

Iran to supply Zim with herbal immune booster, life prolonging drug

13 January 2014 | 2747 Views
The Harare Institute of Technology is partnering an Iranian research body to supply Zimbabwe with a potentially revolutionary herbal immune booster that could change HIV and Aids therapy. The ...

by Staff Reporter

26 people die from diarrhoea in one week

12 January 2014 | 1918 Views
Twenty-six people died of diarrhoeal diseases countrywide in one week alone during the festive season, a weekly disease surveillance report has revealed. According to the report, 16 died of co...

by Staff Reporter

Government finally moves to curb infant diarrhoeal deaths

09 January 2014 | 1358 Views
The Government will this year, finally introduce a Rota Virus Vaccine to curb death of infants from diarrhoea. The vaccine, according to the latest Bulawayo City Council report, will be ad...

by Mafu Sithabile

Prostate cancer on the rise among Zimbabwean black men

08 January 2014 | 3311 Views
The prevalence of prostate cancer among Zimbabwean black men is rising and the growth rate is now several times higher in recent years than it was 20 years ago, according to findings by the Zimbabwe C...

by Staff Reporter

Zim girl (8) under goes successful heart surgery in China

07 January 2014 | 1976 Views
An 8-year-old Zimbabwean girl, Ashley Mtengwa, is back home from China after under going a four-hour successful heart surgery.Ashley had a 1,5 centimetre hole in her heart which  almo...

by Staff Reporter

Govt orders private doctors, hospitals to scrap co-payments

04 January 2014 | 3448 Views
The government has directed all private medical doctors and hospitals to scrap co-payments for patients on medical aid as a means of harmonising consultation fees.The development was revealed...

by Staff Reporter

Bogus traditional healers castigated

02 January 2014 | 2095 Views
TRADITIONAL practitioners who operate without licences have been castigated for their bogus operations since these are leading to untimely deaths and more complex conditions. Speaking at a...

by Staff Reporter

Thorngrove Hospital records increase in number of MDR-TB patients

30 December 2013 | 2376 Views
BULAWAYO's Thorngrove Hospital has recorded an increase in the number of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) the majority being Zimbabweans based in South Africa. MDR-TB i...

by Staff Reporter

Parirenyatwa Hospital appealing for $4,5 million

18 December 2013 | 1660 Views
In an interview, the hospital's director of operations Mr Edson Mundenda said through a campaign code named: 'adopt a ward' the hospital intends to partner with the corporate sector in making this eno...

by Staff reporter

84 suspected typhoid cases reported

17 December 2013 | 1576 Views
84 suspected cases of typhoid have been reported in Regina Coeli in Nyanga district.However, there have been no deaths.According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care weekly report ...

by Staff Reporter

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