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Strawberry condoms selling like hot cakes

20 July 2014 | 2644 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 | 3242 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 | 3185 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 | 873 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 | 706 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 | 827 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 | 2137 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 | 2787 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 | 2335 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 | 2867 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 | 2790 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 | 3611 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 | 2740 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 | 1865 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 | 1605 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 | 4269 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 | 2307 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 | 1304 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 | 998 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 | 3580 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 | 1578 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 | 2743 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 | 2316 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 | 2661 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 | 7044 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 | 1517 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 | 1955 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 | 2985 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 | 1778 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

Condom uptake must cascade to use

12 June 2014 | 2285 Views
The  HIV story should remain topical and the media has a role to have it remain visible, this was said by the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira at ...

by Catherine Murombedzi

Mugabe donates computers

12 June 2014 | 1636 Views
President Mugabe yesterday donated 20 computers to two secondary schools in Makoni Central, Manicaland province, as part of his schools computerisation programme.The Head of State and Governme...

by Staff Reporter

Smuggled HIV drugs flood Zimbabwe

09 June 2014 | 4377 Views
People living with HIV are at risk of increased medical complications following the unregulated entry into the country of the latest generation of ARV which have become popular as they can be consume...

by Staff reporter

Expired drugs discovered at Ingutsheni, Mpilo, UBH

05 June 2014 | 2613 Views
THREE major Bulawayo hospitals have lost drugs including antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and medical devices worth millions of dollars which expired while being kept in storerooms at the institutions. ...

by Staff Reporter

CRS drills borehole at Mpilo to support nutritional gardening

05 June 2014 | 1828 Views
CHRISTIAN Relief Services (CRS) has drilled a borehole at Mpilo Central Hospital's Opportunistic Infection clinic to support a nutritional garden targeted to serve patients with a variety of vegetab...

by Staff Reporter

U.S. agency honors Zim public health expert

03 June 2014 | 2514 Views
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) honored Zimbabwe public health expert Donewell Bangure with the International Night Honor - the 2014 William H. Foege Award for M...

by Staff Reporter

Zim women resort to cow dung in place of expensive sanitary pads

28 May 2014 | 10575 Views
Rural Zimbabwean women have revealed shocking news that the high cost of sanitary pads in the country is forcing them to use cow dung during their period.The revelation came out during ...

by Staff reporter

Uproar over medical consultation fees hiking

26 May 2014 | 2503 Views
People's representatives Sunday said the increase in medical consultation fees by government were unjustified and should be reversed as the new fees were inaccessible, considering the prevailing hard ...

by Staff reporter

Zim woman stranded in Indian hospital after brain tumour operation

24 May 2014 | 2930 Views
A 47-year-old Zimbabwean woman is stranded at an Indian hospital where she is failing to settle her medical bills.A committee has now been set up to help raise the $40 000 required to bring b...

by Staff Reporter

Medical consultation fees go up 100%

24 May 2014 | 3187 Views
GOVERNMENT has increased consultation fees for general practitioners by 100 percent, but massively slashed maternity fees for private hospitals. In a notice published in the Government Gazette...

by Innocent Ruwende

Condom usage jumps in Zimbabwe

19 May 2014 | 2868 Views
MORE sexually active Zimbabweans seem to be having protected sex according to the National Aids Council which distributed more than 28 million condoms last year compared to 25 million distributed in ...

by Senior Reporter

Zim men avoiding getting circumcised for the fear of pain

15 May 2014 | 3371 Views
Zimbabwean men are avoiding getting circumcised - because they believe it hurts according to a study.According to the study, published in ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe woman detained in India hospital

12 May 2014 | 2813 Views
Mr Mcabango Maseko of 5220 Mkhosana suburb in Victoria Falls is appealing for assistance to clear his wife, Sifiso Maseko's hospital bill following a brain surgery that was done in India where she is ...

by Staff reporter

New tools to help prevent the burden of rheumatic heart disease amongst children

08 May 2014 | 776 Views
Common and easily preventable heart disease kills over 230,000 people per yearMelbourne (08 May, 2014) - Two new studies presented at the World Hea...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe hit by shortage of midwives

07 May 2014 | 2205 Views
A shortage of midwives in the country is threatening Zimbabwe's chances of attaining the millennium development goals (MDGs) number 4 and 5.Alice Masiyiwa was rushed to Harare Central Hospital...

by Staff reporter

There is no ebola virus at Mpilo

01 May 2014 | 1454 Views
Chimhedza, has allayed fears of a deadly ebola virus that was reported at Mpilo Hospital last Friday, saying though symptoms that raised the scare were similar to that of the deadly virus, it was in f...

by Staff Reporter

Govt rolls out rotavirus vaccine country wide

01 May 2014 | 2239 Views
GOVERNMENT will today start rolling out the rotavirus vaccine to millions of children across the country, in a move set to curb the many diarrhoea cases being reported weekly.The director of e...

by Staff Reporter

Miracle herbs' condemned

27 April 2014 | 2362 Views
Southern Africa HIV and Aids Information Dissemination (SAfAids) raised concerns over Epikaizo saying there was need for scientific evidence to back its purported effectiveness....

by Staff reporter

Govt owes National Pharmaceutical Company $11 million

23 April 2014 | 1301 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 | 2544 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 ...

by Staff reporter

'No circumcision for HIV+ men'

22 April 2014 | 2492 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...

by Staff reporter

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