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Zim's blood bank refuses to honour top blood giver

Harare - Zimbabwe's blood bank has vindictively reprimanded one of its long serving blood donors by refusing to honour him among the country's top blood givers.The National Blood Service Zimba...Read more

Zim's blood bank refuses to honour top blood giver

19 December 2014 | 2325 Views
Harare - Zimbabwe's blood bank has vindictively reprimanded one of its long serving blood donors by refusing to honour him among the country's top blood givers.The National Blood Service Zimba...

by Staff Reporter

Ministry orders deduction of pay for striking doctors

16 December 2014 | 847 Views
Government is heading for a showdown with junior doctors at public hospitals after it ordered chief executive officers and provincial medical directors to deduct salaries of all junior doctors who...

by Staff reporter

Zim scientists in bid to prevent women from contracting HIV during sex

14 December 2014 | 2706 Views
Zimbabwean scientists are developing a microbicide that prevents women from contracting HIV even if they do not use protective sheaths during intercourse.The microbicide - whose research ends...

by Staff Reporter

Only 15% of countries in Africa have mental health services - Study

10 December 2014 | 1112 Views
GENEVA - The Global status report on violence prevention 2014 reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years, h...

by AOP

Doctors threaten strike

08 December 2014 | 2081 Views
Hospital doctors in Zimbabwe warned on Monday they will go on strike again if threats to cut their monthly salaries by more than one third are carried out.In a press release, the Zimbabwe ...

by Sapa

Dr Parirenyatwa warns prophets

07 December 2014 | 2639 Views
THE Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, has warned traditional and faith healers against misleading people by claiming that they had powers to heal HIV.Dr Parirenyatwa sa...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Zim victims of arson en route to Johannesburg for reconstructive surgery

04 December 2014 | 2774 Views
Tariro House of Hope (THH) has successfully organized and sent two of our girls, Melissa Mutetwa-Makarati and Gamuchurai Vanessa Gohodza, victims of arson, to South Africa for reconstructive surge...

by Tariro House of Hope

Fundraising dinner for Harare and Mpilo hospitals

03 December 2014 | 1172 Views
Medical charity Vana VeZimbabwe will this Friday host a fundraising dinner and dance in London to contribute towards the purchase of medical equipment for hospitals in Zimbabwe.Leading Zim...

by Own Correspondent

Ebola slows down, vaccine development promising

02 December 2014 | 1052 Views
BEIJING - The World Health Organization (WHO) said the Ebola outbreaks was slowing down as measures were being enforced and some technical targets were almost reached, while scientists said their ...

by Staff Reporter

All Zimbabwean families to be tested for HIV/AIDS

24 November 2014 | 4063 Views
Government has embarked on a family test and treat HIV and Aids campaign aimed at increasing the number of men and children accessing anti-retroviral drugs.Officially launching the campaign, e...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe launches HIV testing for under 15s

23 November 2014 | 1404 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has introduced HIV and AIDS testing and counselling for children below the age of 15 to attain universal access, prevention, treatment and care services.T...

by Staff reporter

HIV testing and counselling campaign launched

21 November 2014 | 1414 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 | 2295 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 | 2814 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 | 1291 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 | 1284 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 | 1740 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 | 2752 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 | 3074 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 | 4512 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 | 7782 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 | 2363 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 | 2291 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 | 3923 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 | 1580 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 | 1951 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 | 1588 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 | 1897 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 | 1239 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 | 2199 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 | 2112 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 | 1171 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 | 5612 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 | 1552 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 | 1423 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 | 1667 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 | 5157 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 | 2179 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 | 3311 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 | 2563 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 | 1700 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 | 2467 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 | 1768 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 | 2483 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 | 3598 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 | 4042 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 | 2041 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 | 2024 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 | 2867 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 | 2198 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

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