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HIV testing and counselling campaign launched

Harare, November 21, 2014 (OWN)-Government says it remains committed and focused on working towards reversing the spread of HIV in line with the Millennium Development Goals.Minister of St...Read more

HIV testing and counselling campaign launched

21 November 2014 | 976 Views
Harare, November 21, 2014 (OWN)-Government says it remains committed and focused on working towards reversing the spread of HIV in line with the Millennium Development Goals.Minister of St...

by Portia Sigauke

How Zimbabwe's ARVs are ending up on the street [VIDEO]

21 November 2014 | 1834 Views
A new report in Al Jazeera's Africa Investigates series has shown how shady healthcare workers in Zimbabwe are pilfering anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) from state supplies and selling them on the blac...

by Al Jazeera

Launch of HIV testing and counselling HTC campaign in Harare

21 November 2014 | 1693 Views
Launch of HIV testing and counselling HTC campaign and revised HTC guidelines for adults and children Harare gardens....

by Citizen Journo

Be wary of a diarrhoea outbreak

20 November 2014 | 1065 Views
Following the recent rains, a diarrhoea outbreak in Harare is something the City Fathers cannot afford to wake up to, as they did on the recent floods and smashing of cars by falling trees in the stre...

by Caitlin Kamba

Ebola nightmare

19 November 2014 | 1073 Views
Given the way EBOLA virus has scourged West Africa, one is compelled to weigh options available for the continent composed mostly by ailing economies. It is given, our capacity to tame the virus is li...

by Caitlin Kamba

Danger as women give birth at home, health officials raise alarm

17 November 2014 | 1544 Views
MATABELELAND NORTH - LUPANE district has recorded 195 home births since January, and health officials say this is being replicated in other poor rural communities countrywide, driving up the country's...

by Court Reporter

Don't use contraceptives, says Mudede

14 November 2014 | 2570 Views
Registrar General Tobias Mudede has once again courted controversy by imploring women not to use contraceptives alleging they are responsible for causing diseases.Mr Mudede, who co-authore...

by Staff reporter

Chinotimba to be the next war veteran boss?

14 November 2014 | 2763 Views
BUHERA South legislator Joseph Chinotimba could be the next war veterans' boss if his bid to replace ousted Jabulan Sibanda succeeds at the marathon National Liberation war veterans' Association'...

by Staff Reporter

'Lazy' minister Parirenyatwa told to resign

14 November 2014 | 4287 Views
THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has urged Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa to resign, saying he had failed to run the ministry.The labor force slammed the Zan...

by Staff Reporter

Mnangagwa faction fighting to dismantle Mujuru camp

13 November 2014 | 7579 Views
Sources privy to the succession battles say the Mnangagwa camp is fighting to dismantle the Mujuru faction and kick her out of office at the elective congress next month.If everything goes acc...

by Staff reporter

Zim doctors call off strike

13 November 2014 | 2139 Views
The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) membership has unanimously resolved to end the strike and to resume their duties with immediate effect.The paralysing strike by doctors had...

by Staff Reporter

Beitbridge border post screen 276 for Ebola, places 22 under surveillance

13 November 2014 | 2011 Views
PORT health authorities at Beitbridge border post have screened a total of 276 visitors and placed 22 under surveillance for 42 days since the beginning of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Afr...

by Thupeyo Muleya

Ebola alert WhatsApp message cause scare in Byo

11 November 2014 | 3680 Views
Ebola alert WhatsApp message cause scare in ByoStaff ReporterA WhatsApp message has been circulating in Bulawayo today alleging an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus said to have emana...

by Staff Reporter

Doctors' strike destroys health system

11 November 2014 | 1379 Views
THE country's health system might nose dive as doctors' strike continues amid reports that some patients are now resorting to private health institutions for medical attention because of the strik...

by Staff Reporter

Doctors strike disaster: Unattended patients die

11 November 2014 | 1783 Views
BULAWAYO - FOUR patients at Mpilo Central Hospital died yesterday within two hours of each other as the three-week strike by junior doctors begins to take its toll although hospital authorities do...

by Staff Reporter

Zim major hospitals struggling to feed patients

10 November 2014 | 1430 Views
PATIENTS in the country's major hospitals are reportedly been starved amid reports that the cash-strapped government is failing to avail sufficient funding.Health and Child Care Deputy Ministe...

by Staff Reporter

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo medical centre finally complete

10 November 2014 | 1766 Views
JOSHUA Mqabuko Nkomo medical centre Ekusileni Hospital in Bulawayo has finally been completed with South African-based healthcare company, Phodiso set to manage the medical centre, a government offic...

by Staff Reporter

Pharmacies smuggle unregistered drugs

09 November 2014 | 1029 Views
LOCAL retail pharmaceutical companies say they are being compelled to smuggle unregistered life-saving drugs from neighbouring countries, noting that regulations imposed by the Medicines Control Autho...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Mugabe advisor rubbishes Zimbabwe Ebola claims

09 November 2014 | 2035 Views
President Robert Mugabe's Health Advisor, Dr Timothy Stamps, has rubbished claims that Zimbabwe may be in danger of an Ebola outbreak.In an interview with The Standard, Dr Stamps, a former Hea...

by Staff reporter

Army doctors deployed to public hospitals

07 November 2014 | 1956 Views
GOVERNMENT has deployed medical personnel from the uniformed forces to public hospitals after the strike by junior and senior doctors threatened to paralyse the health delivery system.Health ...

by Staff reporter

ARV prices slashed by 50%

06 November 2014 | 1042 Views
Over 400 pharmacies in Zimbabwe have been accredited to sell anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs under a private-public partnership deal.The arrangement has brought down cost of the treatment at phar...

by Staff reporter

40% rural women in Zim infected with female genital schistosomiasis

05 November 2014 | 5422 Views
Over 40 percent of rural women in Zimbabwe are infected with the female genital schistosomiasis, a new form of bilharzia affecting women only, statistics from the first community-based report on t...

by Staff Reporter

MSF ends HIV/AIDS programme in Tsholotsho

01 November 2014 | 1421 Views
INTERNATIONAL medical aid organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), this week announced it was ending its 14 year HIV/AIDS programme in Tsholotsho district.The programme is set to be hande...

by Staff Reporter

Doctors' strike disaster: Hospital operations crippled

31 October 2014 | 1265 Views
THE strike by junior doctors who are demanding a salary increment from $282 to $1 200 might have ripple effects on the operations of some of the country's major hospitals as senior doctors struggl...

by Staff reporter

Trauma Centre still shut, owners allay fears

30 October 2014 | 1500 Views
THE Trauma Centre and Hospital Harare that was closed last month after its owner Dr Vivek Solanki, lost his bid in the courts to take control of the institution is still closed although the direct...

by Staff Reporter

HIV vaccine trials expected in Zimbabwe next year

29 October 2014 | 4960 Views
Clinical trials to test the effectiveness of the first ever HIV vaccine, R144 are expected to commence next year in Zimbabwe and other African countries, a senior government official has said....

by Staff reporter

Doctors ordered to 'go back to work'

29 October 2014 | 1998 Views
The minister of Health and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa, on Tuesday pleaded with the striking doctors to go back to work as negotiations with the health board are on-going."We have a health ...

by Staff reporter

Zim Ebola fight better than West Africa, says US expert

28 October 2014 | 3126 Views
THE United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country director, Dr Peter Kilmarx yesterday revealed that Zimbabwe was prepared to deal with Ebola if it emerged than so...

by Staff reporter

Hospital closes due to acute shortage of drugs

26 October 2014 | 2339 Views
TSHELANYEMBA Hospital in Matobo District of Matabeleland South has been forced to close as a result of an acute shortage of drugs, a development that has affected thousands of villagers who were solel...

by Lungile Tshuma

Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa by January says WHO

22 October 2014 | 1557 Views
Geneva - Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Or...

by Staff Reporter

SADC adopts WHO guidelines on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment

21 October 2014 | 2201 Views
The UNAIDS leadership says the 2013 World Health Organisation guidelines which require people with a CD4 count of 500 to go on anti-retroviral treatment are necessary even though they will create chal...

by Staff Reporter

Doctors to go on strike

21 October 2014 | 1610 Views
THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Association (ZHDA) has urged its members to down tools starting next Monday after negotiations with the Health Services Board for an improvement in their working conditi...

by Staff reporter

Meaning of Ebola - Eradicate Billions Of Lazy Africans - Video

20 October 2014 | 2309 Views
A video alleging conspiracy on Ebola transmission has surfaced on youtube. We do hereby give you facts from UN regarding the Ebola virus. But before you go through the facts, watch the video b...

by ebola

Goblins attack teachers, school closes down

20 October 2014 | 3437 Views
On Friday last week teachers at Mathetshaneni Primary School in Nkayi apparently abandoned lessons after being attacked by suspected goblins.One of the teachers was reportedly rushed to ...

by Staff Reporter

Pharmacies defy govt ban on sex steroids

18 October 2014 | 3893 Views
PHARMACIES in the country are selling banned sex steroids which have severe effects on users, defying a government directive that banned the selling of the performance enhancement pills late last year...

by Staff reporter

Cimas says new medical tariffs not viable for medical aid societies

16 October 2014 | 1851 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society says its failure to settle health service providers' claims at the newly gazetted tariffs, in common with other medical aid societies, is a matter primarily of affordabil...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola is a 'form of population control'?

15 October 2014 | 1831 Views
R&B singer Chris Brown has been ridiculed for a bizarre outburst on Twitter in which he claimed the killer Ebola virus is a "form of population control".The outspoken artist tweeted his th...

by Staff reporter

Suspected 'Ebola student' discharged

14 October 2014 | 2713 Views
The Zimbabwe government has instructed Wilkins Hospital to discharge the suspected Ebola patient after testing negative for the deadly virus that has killed thousands in West Africa.There ...

by Staff reporter

Cancer patients left to die as Trauma centre shuts down

13 October 2014 | 2042 Views
TWENTY-FIVE children who were being treated of cancer free of charge at the Trauma Centre Medical Facility in Harare were left stranded as the institution shuts down following a Supreme Court ruli...

by Staff Reporter

Zim's 'Ebola patient' tests positive for malaria

12 October 2014 | 1742 Views
A Congolese student who had raised fears of an Ebola outbreak after exhibiting symptoms linked to the deadly disease in Harare is likely to be discharged this week after doctors confirmed she is suff...

by Staff Reporter

Scandal at UBH School of Nursing exposed

12 October 2014 | 2723 Views
The Sunday News has revealed that nursing students at the  United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) School of Nursing are being forced to buy books and other equipment from hospital officials at inflated...

by Staff Reporter

Nurses 'steal' drugs, operate private clinic

11 October 2014 | 2783 Views
FOUR registered nurses from the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Court on allegations of stealing drugs worth over $91 000 from their employer...

by Staff reporter

Health minister urges people to abstain or use condoms

11 October 2014 | 1561 Views
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has urged people to use condoms to prevent the rise of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).He said, "Please let's prevent STIs becau...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe Ebola scare update

10 October 2014 | 3433 Views
The Congolese student, who was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, but tested negative after clinical tests, is responding well to malaria treatment.The news crew sought to fin...

by Staff reporter

Ebola could be the next HIV/AIDS: Warning

10 October 2014 | 1776 Views
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been likened to that of  HIV/AIDS.Top US medical official Thomas Frieden has said, itt is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, A...

by Staff Reporter

Gweru hospital scandal as nurses paddle drugs

10 October 2014 | 2094 Views
NURSES at Gweru Provincial Hospital are allegedly using their medical aid cards to source drugs from a local pharmacy before they sell them to patients admitted at the hospital.According t...

by Staff Reporter

Marriage ups HIV risk

06 October 2014 | 2529 Views
ABOUT 60 percent of new HIV infections in the country during the first quarter of this year have been recorded among people in steady relationships, including marriage. The shocking statistic ...

by Thandeka Moyo

70 Zim doctors face negligence charges

05 October 2014 | 1621 Views
Seventy doctors at various health centres countrywide allegedly displayed negligence and incompetence, which, in some instances, led to patients suffering life-threatening complications.One do...

by Itai Mazire

There is no Ebola in Zimbabwe, says govt official

04 October 2014 | 1559 Views
HEALTH and Child Welfare Minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday revealed that the country was free from the Ebola epidemic sweeping across West African countries.Parirenyatwa revealed this ...

by Staff Reporter

Parirenyatwa doctors return to work

04 October 2014 | 1431 Views
JUNIOR doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals who have been "AWOL" in a bid to press government to improve their housing system have returned to work.The doctors downed tools on Thursd...

by Court reporter

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