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Ebola death toll up to 1 350 - WHO



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Ebola death toll up to 1 350 - WHO

21 August 2014 | 325 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 | 617 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 | 2902 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 | 764 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 | 1342 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 | 1507 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 | 895 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 | 650 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 | 1372 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 | 1019 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 | 1311 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 | 7937 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 | 3255 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 | 2757 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 | 2443 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 | 3979 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 | 973 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 | 3030 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

Zim hospitals fail to pay for contraceptives

27 July 2014 | 937 Views
GOVERNMENT health institutions and council clinics across the country are reportedly failing to pay the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) for supplies of contraceptives since 2010, wit...

by Staff reporter

Ignorance kills Zim women says health expert

26 July 2014 | 2545 Views
Evidence has shown that women in Zimbabwe are not aware of reproductive health and normally associate miscarriages and related health complications with witchcraft, a health expert said on Friday....

by Staff Reporter

'Rogue' gynaecologist films patients

25 July 2014 | 3745 Views
BALTIMORE - A "rogue" gynaecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photographs of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190-million settlement with 8 000 women and girl...

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Strawberry condoms selling like hot cakes

20 July 2014 | 3185 Views
NEW flavoured Protector Plus condoms with a sleeker and more stylish packaging have been introduced on the market, replacing the old Protector Plus condoms.The old condoms, whose packaging fea...

by Staff Reporter

'What happens to these foreskins' after circumcision asks lady senator

20 July 2014 | 3766 Views
MDC-T Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa has backed her motion calling for a ban on circumcision of children under the age of 18 by claiming that foreskins of circumcised men could be used...

by Staff Reporter

Senators demand circumcision ban

18 July 2014 | 3698 Views
MDC-T's Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa yesterday moved a motion urging a ban on circumcision of minors saying the country is "creating a generation of useless men".Mlotshwa...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe hails history-making Zimbabwean surgeons

18 July 2014 | 1023 Views
The recent separation of Siamese twins who shared one liver and were co-joined on the chest and the abdomen at Harare Children's Hospital was a demonstration of medical skill by local doctors, Preside...

by Tendai Mugabe

Christian organisation denounces contraceptives ban

17 July 2014 | 908 Views
Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) has denounced the call of banning female contraceptives saying the move is totally misguided and contraceptives are part of management of affairs.EFZ i...

by Nyemudzai Kakore

Zimbabwe accounts for three per cent of new global HIV infections

17 July 2014 | 1024 Views
Zimbabwe is one of 15 countries in the world accounting for 75 percent of new HIV infections worldwide, according to a new report by the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS. The report, ...

by Staff reporter

'Zimbabwe HIV patients in danger'

14 July 2014 | 2336 Views
Zimbabwe's continued lacklustre distribution of HIV and Aids antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) remains the greatest danger to people living positively, a lobby group official said last week.Zimbabwe...

by Staff reporter

'HIV 'exploding' among gay men'

13 July 2014 | 2993 Views
HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection....

by AFP

FC1 female condom phased out

12 July 2014 | 2566 Views
Family planning stakeholders have announced that the initial female condom FC1 has been phased out while a new product has been introduced.The stakeholders have recommended a second generatio...

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe visits Siamese twins, hails Zim doctors

10 July 2014 | 3106 Views
President Robert Mugabe has hailed local doctors from Harare Central Hospital who performed the landmark surgery that successfully separated Siamese twins saying they have done the nation proud....

by Staff reporter

Patient breaks an arm in Mpilo suicide attempt

10 July 2014 | 3056 Views
A PATIENT at Mpilo Central Hospital yesterday evening tried to commit suicide by jumping from the third floor of a male ward, but only sustained a broken arm after landing on the roof of the first fl...

by Staff Reporter

Zim successful separates conjoined twins

09 July 2014 | 4032 Views
The state media reports that Zimbabwe has broken new ground in its medical history after a successful operation on siamese twins born in April, with a team of 50 having worked on the delicate eight-ho...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza/Susan Mabunze

Illegal ARVs flood Zim black market

06 July 2014 | 3033 Views
ILLEGAL imports of the latest generation of anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs from neighbouring South Africa and Zambia have flooded the local black market, exposing people living with HIV to health compli...

by Staff Reporter

'Only 6 brain surgeons left in Zimbabwe'

03 July 2014 | 2052 Views
Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday revealed that only six neurosurgeons had remained behind after the majority fled the country in search of greener pastures a few years a...

by Staff reporter

Minister of health reveals only 6 brain surgeons left in the country

03 July 2014 | 1763 Views
HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday revealed that only six neurosurgeons had remained behind after the majority fled the country in search of greener pastures a few years ago, ...

by Staff Reporter

'12% of Zimbabwean couples HIV sero-discordant'

30 June 2014 | 4453 Views
At least 12 percent of couples in Zimbabwe are HIV sero-discordant, a situation believed to be an epicentre of HIV transmission.A sero-discordant relationship, also known as "magnetic" or "mi...

by Staff reporter

'Women fear pregnancy more than HIV infection'

30 June 2014 | 2463 Views
HIV and Aids researchers are looking into possibilities of developing prevention products that can also be used to prevent pregnancies, a local researcher has revealed.Speaking to commercial ...

by Health Reporter

Efforts to re-open Joshua Nkomo's hospital

27 June 2014 | 1453 Views
YEARS of neglect have taken a toll on Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo as some of its wings have fallen apart, but rehabilitation works are under way as efforts to re-open the institution befo...

by Sifundiso Ndlovu

50 children get free cleft lip corrective surgeries

25 June 2014 | 1108 Views
At least 50 children with cleft lip or palate conditions are set to benefit from free corrective surgeries underway at Harare Children's Hospital. Led by a group of surgeons from the United St...

by Staff Reporter

'Promiscuous' students shun condoms

22 June 2014 | 3730 Views
INSTITUTIONS of Higher and Tertiary education in Zimbabwe have the highest rate of new HIV and AIDS infections, the National AIDS Council has said.In an interview on the sidelines of the train...

by Staff Reporter

Over 100 000 HIV+ children fail to access ARVs

22 June 2014 | 1785 Views
Nearly 100 500 children living with HIV in Zimbabwe are failing to access anti-retroviral treatment (Art) due to a shortage of skilled manpower to administer medication and inadequate laboratory capa...

by Staff Reporter

Backstreet abortions on the rise fivefold in Zimbabwe

21 June 2014 | 3047 Views
A recent study shows that between 60,000 and 80,000 unsafe abortions are performed in Zimbabwe every year. The number of young women seeking post-abortion care in government and private hospitals is ...

by Staff reporter

Rape examination machine for Zimbabwe

20 June 2014 | 2469 Views
Zimbabwe will soon have a Colposcopy machine, used for examinations of victims of rape and sexual violence to ease congestion at medical centres as the country grapples with an upsurge of sexual assau...

by Ruth Butaumocho

Cancer risk from bottled water

19 June 2014 | 3602 Views
Several companies are selling contaminated bottled water to unsuspecting Zimbabweans, with their product containing high levels of nitrites that are responsible for cancer, new research reveals. ...

by Innocent Ruwende

Gwanda men to grow breasts

18 June 2014 | 7243 Views
A number of men in Gwanda District may soon develop breasts as they have reportedly been consuming birth control pills which they would have mistaken for antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), Matabeleland ...

by Mafu Sithabile

Over 500 die from malaria

18 June 2014 | 1694 Views
A total of 515 malaria-related deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the year, with 20 deaths  being recorded just last week, despite assurances by senior health officials that cases w...

by Staff Reporter

Catholic run hospital blocks distribution of condoms

18 June 2014 | 2103 Views
THE Roman Catholic-run Zhombe Mission Hospital in Kwekwe rural and Kwekwe Polytechnic are allegedly blocking the distribution of condoms at the two institutions, setting themselves on a collision cour...

by Kamangeni Phiri

Parirenyatwa undresses MDC-T's Dr Labode

14 June 2014 | 3187 Views
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has castigated the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Child Care, Dr Ruth Labode, for blowing the issue of expired drugs at t...

by Patrick Chitumba

Hospital runs out of gloves

13 June 2014 | 1978 Views
GWERU Provincial is facing serious shortages of disposable latex medical gloves putting lives of patients at risk.Patients have to wait for hours if not days as nurses fail to attend to them ...

by Staff Reporter
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