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98 tested for Ebola in Harare

AT LEAST 98 people have been put under Ebola surveillance checks in Harare after having travelled to the Ebola-hit West African countries over the past few weeks.Of the 98 people, 84 were com...Read more

98 tested for Ebola in Harare

23 September 2014 | 2089 Views
AT LEAST 98 people have been put under Ebola surveillance checks in Harare after having travelled to the Ebola-hit West African countries over the past few weeks.Of the 98 people, 84 were com...

by Staff reporter

Ministerial Statement: Issue of Ebola Cases in Zimbabwe

22 September 2014 | 2946 Views
MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: ISSUE OF EBOLA CASES IN ZIMBABWETHE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE (DR.DAVID PARIRENYATWA):Mr. Speaker Sir, I would li...

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Health minister allays fears foreskins could be sold

19 September 2014 | 1644 Views
Men are embroiled in a dispute with Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa over fears are being illicitly to the global cosmetics industry and traditional leaders. Parirenyatwa ...

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Quarantined Zimbabwe student discharged

17 September 2014 | 1036 Views
Zimbabwe student quarantined for suspected Ebola was discharged today after his blood test results returned negative for the disease, said Health Minister Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam.He said the ...

by Vathani Panirchellvum

Man dies outside hospital after being turned away by guards

17 September 2014 | 2907 Views
A destitute was found dead outside Gweru Provincial Hospital after allegedly being turned away by security guards when he came seeking treatment.Taxi drivers who witnessed the tragic event sai...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola keeps criminals out of Zim Jails

12 September 2014 | 1440 Views
If you are a criminal and want to stay out of prison after being arrested in Zimbabwe, say you've been to one of the countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus.It turns out the Zimbabwe ...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola screening difficult says Govt

10 September 2014 | 1620 Views
Government says the biggest concern in its efforts to contain the spread of Ebola is anchored on the fact that the incubation period for the virus is 21 days, thus making it difficult to verify infect...

by Staff Reporter

Ministry clears air on foreskins

10 September 2014 | 2139 Views
THE Health and Child Care ministry has cleared the air about the controversial disposal of foreskins of circumcised men.Some men had been complaining that health institutions were using their ...

by Staff reporter

Harare tops on STI infections

09 September 2014 | 2375 Views
The number of people infected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has increased by over 19 percent in the second quarter of 2014 with Harare topping the list, a development that has been attribu...

by Staff reporter

'Use condoms'

07 September 2014 | 1267 Views
THE Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa says people should use condoms to stop contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede has been quo...

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Govt to introduce HIV self-testing kits

07 September 2014 | 1168 Views
Government will soon introduce HIV self-testing kits as a way to encourage people to know their HIV status, The Sunday Mail reported.The development follows revelations that of the 196 000 pe...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

SADC to fight Ebola collectively

06 September 2014 | 915 Views
SADC Health Ministers have come up with a common regional position on travel of persons, trucks and commercial vehicles from Ebola affected countries in line with the international health regulations....

by Staff Reporter

Ebola meeting set for Zimbabwe

05 September 2014 | 1025 Views
Sadc Health Ministers are meeting here to deliberate on how best to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak following confirmed cases of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Chairperson...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

'90% Zimbabweans have no access to medical aid'

04 September 2014 | 1221 Views
MORE than 11 million Zimbabweans have no access to medical aid as only 10 percent of the population is covered, a development that has seen government working on introducing a National Health Insuranc...

by Leonard Ncube

603 die from common diarrhoea

03 September 2014 | 1474 Views
THE GOVERNMENT says common diarrhoea has claimed 603 lives since the beginning of this year and 18 of the deaths occurred in one week.According to the latest disease surveillance report from t...

by Staff Reporter

Medical practitioners urged to spread Ebola awareness

01 September 2014 | 898 Views
Government has challenged medical practitioners to join hands in spreading awareness about the deadly Ebola virus to wipe out the "fear-Ebola mentality" that has gripped the nation.Officially ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe at high risk of Ebola outbreak

31 August 2014 | 3890 Views
Zimbabwe is prone to an Ebola outbreak despite precautionary measures authorities have taken, as scores of foreigners and locals move freely in and out of the country through 51 illegal crossing point...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe's jobless nurses to wait longer

31 August 2014 | 1398 Views
HUNDREDS of jobless nurses who were supposed to start being employed tomorrow following Government's lifting of the ban on their employment will have to wait longer before they can be absorbed into th...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

More TB cases in children go untreated

30 August 2014 | 740 Views
THE government says many TB cases in children are going untreated as it is difficult to diagnose it in children. National TB programme director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Charle...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to screen Ebola suspects

30 August 2014 | 1115 Views
Government says it will only quarantine Ebola patients and suspects will be screened thoroughly and be monitored for 21 days to determine if they do not contract the deadly disease.Health and ...

by Staff Reporter

Bleeding ear sends nurses into panic

29 August 2014 | 4074 Views
Lack of knowledge about how the ebola disease presents itself, fear of getting infected with the dreaded disease and sheer unintelligence, saw a 35-year-old Zimbabwean man being tossed from pillar...

by Staff reporter

DNA testing at hospitals

28 August 2014 | 2887 Views
Government health institutions are going into partnership with the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AIBST) in the setting up of DNA testing centres.The public private pa...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola task force 'essential'

27 August 2014 | 1250 Views
There is need for different ministries to work together to ensure that Zimbabwe is safe from the advancing threat of the Ebola virus.The ministries of Home Affairs, Tourism, Foreign Affairs an...

by Staff Reporter

Breathing new life into psychiatric education in Zimbabwe

27 August 2014 | 1522 Views
A programme of education and research in Zimbabwe, led in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's, has boosted the number of psychiatrists in the country, and allowed a once fle...

by medicalxpress

STI cases surge by 19%

27 August 2014 | 1321 Views
The National Aids Council (NAC) said it recorded a 19% increase in sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the second quarter of this year although it had stepped up the distribution of condoms. ...

by Staff reporter

7-month-old baby stuck at Mpilo, parents unable to raise $500 for Op

26 August 2014 | 3838 Views
IT doesn't rain but pours for a Maphisa couple whose baby has spent 6-months at Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo due to Hydrocephalus.According to Wikipedia, hydrocephalus is a deadly medical ...

by Moyo Roy

'Xeroderma' children seek assistance

24 August 2014 | 2880 Views
A Harare couple from Epworth is desperately seeking about R240 000 to get their children aged four and nine to South Africa for urgent lifesaving operations.Doctors suspect the children are su...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Condoms used to 'treat' arthritis

24 August 2014 | 3151 Views
Free condoms distributed in the country to reduce the spread of HIV and Aids have found an unexpected user in Zimbabwe - they are now being use to "treat" arthritis.While Zimbabwe is now ranke...

by Staff Reporter

Liberia's Ebola-free region falls to virus

23 August 2014 | 1886 Views
Monrovia - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would ta...

by Staff Reporter

Mpilo in 4-day power outage, turns away patients

23 August 2014 | 1216 Views
A FOUR-DAY power outage at Mpilo Central Hospital has seen the country's third largest health referral centre turning away patients, with staff only attending to emergencies.A Zesa sub-sta...

by Patrick Chitumba

Colgate Total in trouble over cancer links

22 August 2014 | 3725 Views
Colgate Total, has come under scrutiny for containing a chemical with links to cancer.Triclosan, one of the active ingredients in Colgate Total, has been under contention for over a decade, wi...

by health24.com

Woman seeks help to undergo kidney transplant

22 August 2014 | 1653 Views
A RUSAPE woman, Mollen Nyamhotsi, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease and chronic renal failure, is appealing to the public for assistance to secure funds to travel to India for a kidney transplan...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola death toll up to 1 350 - WHO

21 August 2014 | 770 Views
Monrovia - Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum on Wednesday in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe sets up Ebola monitoring at borders

21 August 2014 | 1090 Views
Government has started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming in via air or land routes and quarantine them if necessary in a bid to curb a possible Ebola outbreak in the country....

by Patrick Chitumba and Sukulwenkosi Dube

Govt to unfreeze 631 nurses posts

19 August 2014 | 3259 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has expressed optimism the unfreezing of at least 631 nurses posts will ease the shortage of nurses in government institutions.The Permanent Secretary of ...

by Staff Reporter

Hospital officials abusing funds

17 August 2014 | 1015 Views
Officials at provincial and district hospitals are abusing funds running into millions of dollars at the expense of improving the health delivery system, it has emerged.The corruption stor...

by Kudakwashe Ruwende

Over 400 patients benefit from Friends of Amai Mugabe

15 August 2014 | 1583 Views
Over 400 patients from Chishawasha have benefited from a one day medical outreach programme conducted by the Friends of Amai Mugabe's Children Trust at St Josephs Clinic.This was the first me...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola outbreak 'vastly underestimated' -WHO

15 August 2014 | 1766 Views
The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.The World Health Organization said its staf...

by Staff Reporter

'65% of Zim youths suffer drug-induced mental problems'

14 August 2014 | 1087 Views
About 65% of Zimbabwean youths are said to suffer from mental problems due to drug and substance abuse, and unemployment. This was said by Zimbabwe United Nations Association Youth preside...

by Staff reporter

Local ideas shaping national health agendas to reduce child deaths in developing countries

12 August 2014 | 899 Views
LONDON, United-Kingdom - GSK and Save the Children continue to call for applications for their 2014 $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, as previous winners attract interest and support from ...

by APO

Lack of experience fuels Ebola crisis

09 August 2014 | 1634 Views
Kampala - When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago - the third outbreak in a dozen years - the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quaran...

by Staff Reporter

Poor health services force expectant mothers to turn to Vapostori

09 August 2014 | 1204 Views
AS health services in the country continue to deteriorate, the poor, in both urban and rural areas, have been hit hard resulting in unnecessary loss of life.Hopley Farm, an informal settlemen...

by Staff Reporter

World Health Organization declares Ebola global health alert

08 August 2014 | 1577 Views
London - West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.The Geneva-based UN healt...

by Staff Reporter

Prophet T.B. Joshua warns ebola victims

08 August 2014 | 8694 Views
As panic over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease continues to rise, Prophet T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has asked those infected with the disease to remain in the...

by Staff reporter

Zim doctor joins Ebola fight

04 August 2014 | 3573 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN doctor has flown to West Africa to aid health workers in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has so far claimed over 700 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone....

by Staff reporter

How deadly Ebola can spread

02 August 2014 | 3008 Views
For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread....

by Reuters

Doctors warned of global Ebola outbreak after patient allowed on plane out of Liberia

31 July 2014 | 2617 Views
Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.And today a desperate race is on to find do...

by Staff Reporter

Deadly Ebola virus, Zimbabwe in red alert

28 July 2014 | 4712 Views
ZIMBABWE is on high alert for the deadly Ebola virus which is wreaking havoc in West Africa as all entry points are prepared to deal with the haemorrhagic fever, a government official has said....

by Staff reporter

Govt admits failing to provide funds for vital drugs

27 July 2014 | 1162 Views
HARARE - Paul Chimedza, deputy minister of Health and Child Care, has admitted that the country's hospitals are facing severe drug shortages which have compromised the treatment of patients.He...

by Staff Reporter

Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term

27 July 2014 | 3369 Views
MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has called on the law enforcers to descend on public smoking offenders as the ministry intensifies its crackdown on citizens reluctant to comply with the Public Healt...

by Staff reporter
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