Breaking News

Zim govt to recruit 1 000 midwives

by Staff Reporter
10 February 2013 | 4105 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Welfare will this year train and recruit more than 1 000 midwives as part of measures to address the shortage of maternal health caregivers in the country.

The health workers and midwifery tutors will receive incentives on top of their monthly salaries under a US$11 million chest set aside in terms of the Health Transition Fund (HTF).

The Deputy Minister, Dr Douglas Mombeshora, told The Sunday Mail last week that the midwife shortage accounted for the high maternal mortality ratio, which stands at 960 per 100 000 live births.

"Brain drain has greatly affected the human resource base in the health sector. We lost many trained health workers at the peak of the country's economic challenges in 2008. Midwives and tutors were the worst affected," he said.

"We intend to train 1 000 midwives who are already in the system. The fiscus cannot afford to employ more health personnel to cover the gap that was created by those who migrated."

Dr Mombeshora said his ministry intends to ultimately lure back health workers who migrated over the years.




"The trained midwives and nurses in the labour wards will be given incentives on top of their salaries to motivate them. Government will also work in partnership with the European Union (EU) in training 800 more health professionals to improve delivery services, especially in the rural districts.

"The EU is funding 21 midwifery schools in Zimbabwe through HTF to ensure at least 80 percent of deliveries are attended to by skilled personnel."  Zimbabwe has been facing a serious shortage of qualified midwives following the migration of most health professionals.

midwives

Source: SN

Should Mujuru skip the border and fax her resignation?

Yes
15.17%
No
82.44%
Tough choice
2.39%
1213

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Dynamos vs How Mine and Caps United vs ZPC Kariba - live updates - Dyn...

by Sports reporter | 23 November 2014 | 851 Views

Proof of same-sex love in the Bible - Most people often condemn homose...

by Cameron Modisane | 23 November 2014 | 784 Views

Mugabe tightens grip, to anoint his successor

by Reuters | 23 November 2014 | 1189 Views

Tsvangirai humiliates Biti in South Africa

by Dr. Wangu Mazodze | 23 November 2014 | 2177 Views

Family to dig Meyiwa's grave

by NGWAKO MALATJI and NONKULULEKO KHUMALO | 23 November 2014 | 1268 Views

Questions to the People of Matebeleland

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo | 23 November 2014 | 746 Views

Mugabe gets special award

by Lincoln Towindo | 23 November 2014 | 555 Views

Elsberry bus in fatal road accident - Photos

by Concerned Citizen | 23 November 2014 | 1082 Views

Mugabe confronts Mujuru loyalists

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1793 Views

Temba Mliswa bounces back

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 2129 Views

Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube's MDCs to officially sign unity accord

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 921 Views

'Grace Mugabe derails gender movement'

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 660 Views

Matambanadzo in near blows with Kwekwe mayor

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 770 Views

How the Prophet Magaya's Kwekwe disaster unfolded

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 716 Views

'New world order in Zanu-PF,' says Jabulani Sibanda

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1299 Views

Zimbabwe death row inmates baptised - Fifteen condemned inmates were a...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 602 Views

Famous 7 business people in plot to unseat Mugabe - Banker Nigel Chana...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 4625 Views

Top Zimbabwean comedian accused of sexual assault

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 2036 Views

'Mugabe maybe stuck with Mujuru' - As the Zanu-PF enemies of embattled...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 3479 Views

Mugabe - master of divide and rule tactics - President Robert Mugabe's...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1179 Views

'Stop Jonathan Moyo,' says Mutasa - Fireworks are expected at today's ...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 2766 Views

'Nothing beats my magic panty!' says prostitute - A 30-year-old prosti...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1871 Views

Pastor allegedly asks women to undress on the shores of a beach - Soc...

by Sowetan LIVE | 23 November 2014 | 2230 Views

Bosso chief labels Mambare a mercenary for demanding his money - HIGHL...

by Sports reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1104 Views

'Cops turns into zombie after accepting bribe' - 43-year-old policeman...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1954 Views

'Grace Mugabe's hate speech poisoning children' - THE MDC-T party on F...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1438 Views

'Goche is a Rhodesian thief,' says Mutsvangwa - DEPUTY Foreign Affairs...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1569 Views

Tape exposes Mujuru, Tsvangirai links - The Sunday Mail has in its pos...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 2716 Views

Sikhala's plot with Mujuru's allies caught on tape - On November 14, M...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1273 Views

How Mujuru fell out with Mugabe - President Mugabe has for nearly a de...

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2014 | 1779 Views

Entertainment

Zanu-PF youths release album - ZANU-PF youths in Nyanga have recorded ...

by Talent Simbi | 22 November 2014 | 1117 Views

Tuku tribute dinner postponed - With all the preparations at a very ad...

by Tuku Music | 21 November 2014 | 2187 Views

Promoters, bouncers clash

by Staff Reporter | 21 November 2014 | 1834 Views

Joy as Mthwakazi artists Unite - 5:03am, Nov 21 - ‪+27 7* *** ****: ...

by Paul Masuku | 21 November 2014 | 1323 Views

Mafikizolo billed for Zimbabwe show - South African music duo Mafikiz...

by Staff reporter | 21 November 2014 | 2400 Views

Miss Zimbabwe's bid for Miss World pageant doomed - Miss Zimbabwe Tend...

by Staff reporter | 20 November 2014 | 1894 Views

Victory for Alick Macheso

by Staff reporter | 20 November 2014 | 5964 Views

Vimbai a 'professional gold digger' - HOTSHOTS: Idris, Macky2 and JJ ...

by Staff reporter | 20 November 2014 | 5460 Views
iBlog

Time To Kiss Zimbabwe Goodbye Forever.

By israel dubethings fall apart at zanupf. brother turns against brother, sister betrays sister. the center cannot hold anymore. as the walls of oppression and discrimination collapse, matebeles must make sure that they do not find themselves lost i... Read More
myAfroTube 03 November 2014 ago

Positions To Make Female Orgasm Easier During Intercourse

some women are fortunate enough to be able to climax easily, and in almost any sexual position. the majority of women though, sometimes find it difficult to orgasm especially when they are with a partner. sometimes this difficulty is just a result ... Read More
adoniadennis 12 May 2014 ago