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Mnangagwa decries poor health services

Zibagwe MP Auxillia Mnangagwa has called on government to increase investment in health institutions, saying it was key to economic recovery and national development.Mnangagwa was speaking...Read more

Mnangagwa decries poor health services

29 May 2016 | 1494 Views
Zibagwe MP Auxillia Mnangagwa has called on government to increase investment in health institutions, saying it was key to economic recovery and national development.Mnangagwa was speaking...

by Staff reporter

Ministry allays fears on medical aid

24 May 2016 | 2208 Views
THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has allayed fears that doctors will demand cash upfront from patients on medical aid saying the government will make sure that medical aid societies pay service p...

by Pamela Shumba

Zimbabwean firm fights cancer using traditional medicine

23 May 2016 | 3136 Views
Herbal Wellbeing has scaled up advances in cancer treatment by using traditional medicines, a senior official has said.Senior traditional medicine practitioner Newton Mudzingwa said they t...

by Staff reporter

Avenues Clinic donates hospital beds to United Methodist Church

18 May 2016 | 2496 Views
The Avenues Clinic on Tuesday handed over to the United Methodist Church 60 hospital beds, which will be used for waiting mother homes at church missions in Manicaland.The waiting mother homes...

by Agencies

Teen girl found with needles in her body

18 May 2016 | 3029 Views
A TEENAGE girl (name withheld) from Nemamwa is awaiting surgery at Masvingo General Hospital following the discovery of 11 needles in her body, an official has confirmed. The needles are lodged in bot...

by Walter Mswazie

Free ops at Mpilo

16 May 2016 | 2421 Views
MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo is today set to start weeklong free cleft palates and cleft lips operations for children who are eight months old and above. The hospital's public relations ...

by Whinsley Masara

'HIV/AIDS still high among prostitutes'

14 May 2016 | 2335 Views
The National AIDS Council (NAC) says cases of HIV and AIDS remain very high among commercial sex workers and adolescents, hence the need to scale up intervention programmes among these groups if t...

by Staff reporter

Govt to recruit 8 500 nurses

11 May 2016 | 2579 Views
GOVERNMENT has revised the nursing staff establishment to 25 000, up from about 16 500 to match the current burden of care being experienced by public health institutions, Health and Child Care Minist...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Nurses ordered to pay back allowances

10 May 2016 | 3193 Views
MIDWIVES have rapped the government after they were ordered to repay allowances following their movement from maternity wards to other departments.Midwives in the Health and Child Care Ministr...

by Pamela Shumba

More women die in child birth

08 May 2016 | 2143 Views
Resource constraints at some of Zimbabwe's referral hospitals are taking a toll, with 740 maternal deaths registered since 2015.Of these, 580 occurred last year and the remainder between Janua...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Midwives vital in reducing maternal deaths says Mphoko

07 May 2016 | 2437 Views
THE government will soon increase the midwifery training duration from 12 to 18 months and invest more in the profession to produce more rounded experts who can contribute to the reduction in maternal...

by Pamela Shumba

Declare sector security status' for health sector - Parirenyatwa

05 May 2016 | 2188 Views
Health and Child Care Minister, David Parirenyatwa wants government to grant the health sector security status which will grant it "preferential treatment" in budgetary allocations.Parirenyatw...

by Staff Reporter

Cervical cancer rife among sexually active Midlands girls

03 May 2016 | 1739 Views
An increasing number of girls in the Midlands province are testing positive for cervical cancer, health officials have said.They attributed this on a  sharp rise in sexual activity among ...

by Thobekile Zhou

Bulawayo, Harare men shun circumcision

30 April 2016 | 2768 Views
Bulawayo and Harare men are reportedly shunning circumcision, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Zimbabwe (VMMCZ),  national co-ordinator Sinokuthemba Xaba has said.Over 600 000 males...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe to refurbish major hospitals

22 April 2016 | 2005 Views
Government has embarked on a rehabilitation of hospitals along highways to boost capacity to handle emergencies, particularly emanating from road traffic accidents. Health and Child Care Minister Dr D...

by Staff reporter

1 in 5 pupils smokes in Zimbabwe - Dr Parirenyatwa

21 April 2016 | 2428 Views
ONE in every five school-going children smokes, risking chances of developing non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said....

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Mother dumps two children at Mpilo Central Hospital

12 April 2016 | 2648 Views
An unknown mother of two reportedly dumped her two children at Mpilo Central Hospital in February this year. The woman abandoned her son aged three and his sister who is nine months old....

by Staff Reporter

Doctors reject contracts

05 April 2016 | 2351 Views
THE stand-off between junior doctors and the government is continuing after the medical practitioners yesterday rejected amended contracts issued by the Health Service Board (HSB). The month-l...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Largest African Healthcare Congress to focus on collaborative innovation

04 April 2016 | 2050 Views
Addressing the continents biggest emerging healthcare trends   04 April 2016: Solving Africa's biggest healthcare challenges requires a collaborat...

by Agencies

Junior doctors strike ends

02 April 2016 | 3299 Views
The impasse between the government and the junior medical doctors over contracts has been resolved.All doctors who had embarked on industrial action have been advised to go back to work....

by Staff reporter

No bonus for health workers

31 March 2016 | 19937 Views
Government has failed to pay workers in the health fraternity 2015 bonuses as promised, can reveal.Health workers were expecting bonuses today but the ministry has sent a circul...

by Thobekile Zhou

Govt, junior doctors on collision course

30 March 2016 | 2076 Views
Junior doctors who graduated at the University of Zimbabwe recently have again refused to sign amended contracts of employment because their concerns have not been fully addressed, putting at risk the...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

HIV and Aids patients in great danger

29 March 2016 | 6455 Views
HIV and Aids patients are in great danger if international donors pull out, a senior health expert warned.Addressing journalists at a National Aids Council (Nac) workshop, Natpharm's represent...

by Staff Reporter

Junior doctors get new contracts

28 March 2016 | 3867 Views
Health Services Board (HSB) has availed a new contract to junior doctors which the ministry of Health hopes will bring back "normalcy" to State health institutions.This comes as the union that...

by Staff reporter

Junior doctors' strike shuts hospitals

26 March 2016 | 2193 Views
The union that represents junior doctors has dramatically escalated its dispute with the government over new contracts by announcing an all-out strike, in which even emergency cover has been withdrawn...

by Staff reporter

St Anne's Hospital in Harare shuts down

22 March 2016 | 2691 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has expressed concern over the closure of Harare's privately-owned St Anne's Hospital.The ministry is however optimistic that the owners of the building '...

by Staff Reporter

Circumcision dilemma for men with 'small' organs

20 March 2016 | 1568 Views
MEN with small reproductive organs cannot be circumcised using the PrePex device leaving them with only the option of a surgical operation, experts have said. Health experts have been marketin...

by Robin Muchetu

'My husband accepted my HIV+ status'

20 March 2016 | 1571 Views
"I spent three months without telling my husband and I pretended to have a problem of continuous bleeding to make sure that we did not sleep together. I knew if I was to ask him for protected sexual ...

by Sharon Kavhu

Zimbabwe junior doctors refuse to sign govt contracts

18 March 2016 | 1870 Views
Junior doctors have refused to sign a government contract of employment which they claim violate women's rights and fair labour practice.The doctors petitioned Health Services Board (HSB) chai...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans to die due to lack of doctors

16 March 2016 | 2560 Views
Patients are losing their lives in the once glamourous central hospitals across Zimbabwe due to an overwhelming shortage of junior doctors in the health institutions since the 1st of March 2016. Peopl...

by staff Reporter

Zimbabwe introduces HIV self test kit

15 March 2016 | 2625 Views
Stakeholders in the health sector have welcomed the introduction of HIV self test kits but have cautioned that people should always go for pre-counselling before testing themselves.Four Southe...

by Staff Reporter

Condoms can cause cancer - WHO

14 March 2016 | 5062 Views
A research by the World Health Organisation indicates that condoms can cause cancer.Zimbabwe has the highest condom usage in the world  as 104 millio...

by Staff reporter

UBH runs out of ARVs

06 March 2016 | 1016 Views
ONE of Bulawayo's biggest health institutions, United Bulawayo Hospitals has run out of life saving Anti-Retroviral Drugs, a situation that has left patients stranded and having to find their own supp...

by Robin Muchetu

'60% of local cancer cases HIV related'

06 March 2016 | 1079 Views
ZIMBABWE continues to record a rapid increase in the number of new cancer cases and cancer related deaths, with about 60 percent of the cases HIV related, data from the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe ...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Attack on war vets irks Chamisa

05 March 2016 | 3478 Views
Kuwadzana MDC-T MP Nelson Chamisa has expressed disaproval over the attack on the war veterans by the police saying the act underrated the former freedom fighters.Speaking in parliament Chamis...

by Stephen Jakes

Plumtree Hospital upgraded

05 March 2016 | 1546 Views
Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Aldrin Musiiwa has said Plumtree Hospital was upgraded to its present status of the standard district hospital.The deputy Minister said under the Wo...

by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe govt puts import controls on medicines

01 March 2016 | 1771 Views
In an effort to boost the local pharmaceutical industry, Government has put import controls on 23 pharmaceutical medicines.The industry, which employs over 1 000 people is made up of about nine compan...

by Staff Reporter

HIV self testing beings, 375 000 targeted in two years

01 March 2016 | 1628 Views
HIV self-testing pilot project in 12 districts across the country would be rolled out this month in a move meant to reach out to 375 000 Zimbabweans over the next two years, a senior Government offici...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe safe from Zika virus, says Parirenyatwa

25 February 2016 | 1090 Views
Zimbabwe is safe from mosquito-borne Zika Virus, in spite of a case that was confirmed in South Africa recently, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa has said.There is huge ...

by Staff reporter

Only 5 pathologists in Zimbabwe

23 February 2016 | 1760 Views
Zimbabwe has only five qualified pathologists and officials say such professional are difficult to attract. Pathologists carry out post-mortems on bodies to determine the cause of death.Direct...

by Thobekile Zhou

No blood transfusion for Mat' North patients, blood bank shuts down

16 February 2016 | 1409 Views
THOUSANDS of Matabeleland North province patients who need emergency blood transfusion are in danger of dying as the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has shut down its Hwange branch citing viabi...

by Staff Reporter

'Government has misplaced its priorities towards the health sector'

15 February 2016 | 1164 Views
Health stakeholders have called on the government to get its priorities right by improving budget allocations towards the health sector, embarking on private public partnerships and plugging leakages ...

by Staff Reporter

Strike doctors suspended

10 February 2016 | 1403 Views
THE Health Service Board (HSB) has suspended the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) executive for allegedly inciting their colleagues to go on strike.Four doctors at the helm of the ...

by Whinsley Masara

$30 000 needed to treat a multi-drug-resistant person for TB

06 February 2016 | 1559 Views
MDC-T MP Ruth Labode has said the treatment for TB patient who is multi-drug-resistant person for minute which is happening quite frequently and is frightening cost $30 000.00.Speaking in parl...

by Stephen Jakes

Seek urgent medical attention if typhoid is suspected, says Cimas

03 February 2016 | 2180 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society has urged anyone displaying symptoms of typhoid fever to seek urgent medical attention as soon as the possibility of typhoid is suspected."Typhoid fever is highly con...

by Agencies

Zimbabwean doctors in vote to strike

03 February 2016 | 2266 Views
Zimbabwe's doctors are voting on whether or not to stage a full-fledged strike, over salaries. Doctors started casting their vote yesterday, with the majority said to be in favour of a strike. ...

by Staff reporter

St Annes Hospital faces closure

01 February 2016 | 3697 Views
Harare's privately-owned St Annes Hospital faces closure following termination of its lease agreement with the Catholic institute, Little Company of Mary (LCM), owners of the building where the he...

by Staff reporter

Doctor sued over wrong medication

28 January 2016 | 2255 Views
A PREMIER Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS)-run hospital and one of its doctors have been sued for $120,000 for administering wrong treatment on a five-year-old girl causing chronic foot and leg ulc...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Nurses protest over CEO's vehicle

26 January 2016 | 1765 Views
Harare Central Hospital security guards yesterday assaulted several nurses who were demonstrating against chief executive officer Mrs Peggy Zvavamwe's purchasing of her service vehicle, ahead of the h...

by Staff reporter

Few babies born at Bulawayo clinics worry authorities

25 January 2016 | 3216 Views
A drastic drop in number of births  at Bulawayo City Council's clinics has worried authorities to the extent of launching a full scale probe.The city's health, housing and education commi...

by Staff Reporter

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