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Health time bomb at Rimuka Township

Health time bomb is ticking in Rimuka Light Industrial site comonly known as the Kumshop as the toilets are reportedly not functioning posing a serious threat to human life.Berina Communit...Read more

Health time bomb at Rimuka Township

23 May 2015 | 1131 Views
Health time bomb is ticking in Rimuka Light Industrial site comonly known as the Kumshop as the toilets are reportedly not functioning posing a serious threat to human life.Berina Communit...

by Stephen Jakes

Mpilo Central Hospital in another fresh cash scandal

22 May 2015 | 1671 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital has been sucked in another fresh financial scandal after authorities secretly withdrew cash from the Bulawayo United Residents' Association (Bura) account.The money ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe has highest condom usage in the world

21 May 2015 | 3883 Views
Zimbabwe has the highest condom usage in the world and this has contributed to a reduction in HIV infections, the state-run National Aids Council (NAC) has revealed.According to ...

by Staff reporter

Mpilo Central Hospital issues sawing machine tender

17 May 2015 | 2710 Views
Scandal ridden Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has issued a tender for the raft of equipment including supply of sawing machine and kitchen utensils.The tender falls under 'invitation for s...

by Thobekile Zhou

Patients stranded as hospital's only radiographer dies

15 May 2015 | 4367 Views
Scores of patients were left stranded at Masvingo General Hospital this week after the death of the health facilities' only radiographer Brighton Vaduma who drowned in a swimming pool at a local hotel...

by Staff Reporter

Hospital hunts down debt defaulters

13 May 2015 | 1617 Views
GWERU Provincial Hospital has engaged a debt collector in a bid to recover $1,5 million that the health institution is owed by patients.Hospital medical superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze c...

by Patrick Chitumba

'Investigative audit needed for the health sector,' says Dr Labode

12 May 2015 | 3086 Views
Following the spate of exposure to the corruption currently said to be rocking Mpilo general Hospital in Bulawayo the MDC-T senator Doctor Ruth Labode said there is an urgent need for the investigati...

by Stephen Jakes

Hospital visiting times

10 May 2015 | 4017 Views
MPILO Central HospitalPaediatric unit: (Monday to Friday) 6-6.30am and 5-6pm. A...

by Staff Reporter

Condom distribution drastically increase in Masvingo

09 May 2015 | 2868 Views
Masvingo has for the past three years recorded an increase in the distribution of female and male condoms, National Aids Council Masvingo 2014 narrative report suggests.The report states that ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe's clinical trial oversight leaves room for ethical violations

07 May 2015 | 3070 Views
The supervision and monitoring of clinical trials in Zimbabwe faces serious challenges in protecting the rights of clinical trial participants. Today, ...

by Diana Hoeflake

Nurses ordered to 'Go back to work'

07 May 2015 | 2934 Views
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association has ordered its members to return to work with immediate effect after it finally reached a consensus with the employer, the Health Services Board, last night. ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe on cholera alert

24 April 2015 | 1610 Views
The government says it is putting in place adequate measures to prevent a cholera outbreak.This follows reports of an outbreak of cholera in Mozambique that has led to fears the disease might ...

by Staff reporter

Junior doctors owed 2 months' salaries

24 April 2015 | 3078 Views
The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Association (ZHDA) has appealed for President Robert Mugabe's intervention to resolve its salary deadlock with the Health Services Board (HSB) which has resulted in ...

by Staff reporter

Health Minister locked in marathon meeting with Mpilo officials

10 April 2015 | 3403 Views
Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa is locked in a marathon closed door meeting with Mpilo Central Hospital officials.Speculation is rife at the institution that several off...

by Thobekile Zhou

Ekusileni hospital to start with 60 beds

10 April 2015 | 3109 Views
EKUSILENI Medical Centre in Bulawayo is now expected to be opened anytime this year with an initial 60 beds, officials said today.In January, press reports indicated that it would be in use th...

by Thobekile Zhou

Umguza tops STI list

21 March 2015 | 4816 Views
It's official, Umguza District has the highest number of people with Sexual Transmitted Infections STIs in Matabeleland North.The tiny district has overtaken traditional STI hubs in the pr...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Doctors to engage Cabinet over illegal contracts and health services board utterances

18 March 2015 | 1696 Views
After a week of nationwide consultations with its members, the ZHDA members unanimously rejected the ill advised and poorly drafted contract for junior doctors proposed by the Health Services Board. ...

by Dr FN Nyamande

STI cases still high in Mat North - NAC

17 March 2015 | 4250 Views
The National Aids Council (NAC) Matabeleland North wing plans to work with tertiary institutions in an effort to curb the spread of STIs.NAC says STIs are rampant in most education institution...

by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe cholera cases shoot up alarmingly

10 March 2015 | 4701 Views
Seven years after an estimated 4000 people died in a cholera outbreak, Zimbabwe is once again in danger of becoming one of the epicentres of a fresh regional epidemic, as the numbers of people who...

by Staff reporter

What is Zimbabwe's real maternal mortality rate?

09 March 2015 | 1371 Views
Two conflicting figures for pregnancy and childbirth related deaths in Zimbabwe appeared in the last week. Do 525 women die for every 100,000 live births, or is the figure almost double that? ...

by Malvern Mkudu and Anim van Wyk

New aggressive HIV strain discovered in Cuba

21 February 2015 | 4396 Views
A new strain of the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) known as recombinant has been discovered in Cuba.The HIV strain is said to be very aggressive and develops into AIDS twice as fast as th...

by Staff reporter

Zim doctors back from duty in Ebola-infested West Africa

20 February 2015 | 1719 Views
After six weeks of working in the Ebola infested parts of Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the locally based World Health Organisation (WHO) doctors are back in the country to a heroes' welcome. ...

by Staff reporter

HIV+ patients engage omalayitsha to get drug supplies

15 February 2015 | 3412 Views
ILLEGAL Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa who are on Anti retroviral (ARV) therapy are employing the services of cross border transporters commonly known as omalayitsha to get their monthly supplies...

by Robin Muchetu

Churches, healers mislead HIV+ people

10 February 2015 | 2716 Views
Organisations representing people living with HIV and Aids have accused Pentecostal churches and some apostolic sects of misleading their members by telling them to stop taking life prolonging med...

by Staff reporter

'Stop arresting sex workers'

09 February 2015 | 5104 Views
SEX workers are among the key affected populations that are drivers of HIV, hence should not be victimised or arrested as they have the right to access treatment, Health and Child Care Minister David ...

by Mirirai Nsingo

Govt to investigate rampant ill treatment of patients at hospitals

05 February 2015 | 2104 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has set up a six member taskforce to investigate rampant ill treatment of patients at local hospitals.This follows ZBC's exposure of poor service delivery...

by Staff Reporter

Two people die after being denied treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital

03 February 2015 | 5544 Views
Two people died after they were denied treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare on Sunday.The two's health deteriorated while attending a church service at the Prophetic Healing and Deliv...

by Staff Reporter

Chitungwiza residents express hospital privatisation fears

03 February 2015 | 1818 Views
Chitungwiza Central Hospital management last Thursday met representatives of the Chitungwiza Residents' Trust (Chitrest) and assured them that the privatisation of some of the hospital's critical ...

by Staff reporter

Vaccine, operational support crucial in preventing future Ebola epidemics

01 February 2015 | 1690 Views
In this interview by Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal, Julien Potet, the Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres, talks about the challenges and advances...

by Yemisi Akinbobola

Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

01 February 2015 | 1572 Views
As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue, the Deputy Director of the French Institut de Microbiologie et de...

by Yemisi Akinbobola

Woman 'rather save for decent burial than pay hospital fees'

01 February 2015 | 2524 Views
"I would rather sit at home and wait to die in pain from these chronic headaches as I cannot afford medical fees that Mpilo Central Hospital is demanding. I would rather save for a decent burial."...

by Robin Muchetu

4-year-old cancer patient appeals for assistance

30 January 2015 | 3212 Views
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ngonidzashe Mazarire is appealing for $3 000 to undergo surgery in South Africa after he was attacked by an aggressive skin cancer.Despite having started in September last year, ...

by Staff Reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

29 January 2015 | 3028 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immense i...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean student undergoes successful kidney transplant in India

27 January 2015 | 3270 Views
A GREAT Zimbabwe University student, Mollen Ndinatsei Makoni, who was two years ago diagnosed with a life-threatening kidney disorder, returned home on Sunday after undergoing a successful kidney ...

by Staff reporter

Bilharzia disease rampant in Zimbabwe

25 January 2015 | 3585 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), says 57 out of the country's 63 districts are prone to the deadly bilharzia disease which, if untreated, could cause infertility and other health complic...

by Staff Reporter

Tsvangirai confronts clinic staff

23 January 2015 | 7067 Views
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday confronted medical staff at Hopley Clinic in Harare South following claims by his party supporters that the clinic was discriminating and denying them medicati...

by Staff reporter

Lifeline for Harare's expectant mothers

22 January 2015 | 3480 Views
Construction of an operating theatre at Mabvuku Polyclinic as well as the expansion of the institution has begun and is expected to be complete by year end, Harare's Clinic Health director Prospe...

by Staff reporter

Diarrhoea claims 22 lives in a week

22 January 2015 | 2328 Views
A total of 22 people have been succumbed to diarrhoea during the first week of January alone, the ministry of Health and Child Care has announced. According to a government weekly surveil...

by Staff reporter

Concerned over Zimbabwe's high maternal mortality rate

17 January 2015 | 1505 Views
THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over Zimbabwe's "unacceptably high" maternal mortality rate, which currently stands at 614 deaths per 100 000 live births."Materna...

by Staff reporter

Teen girl diagnosed with cancer seeks help

15 January 2015 | 5012 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

14 January 2015 | 2119 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immen...

by MHPR

Doctors have begun taking legal action against medical aid societies

11 January 2015 | 1955 Views
Doctors have begun taking legal action against medical aid societies over US$14 million in outstanding consultation fees.Although court records were not immediately obtainable, it is understoo...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Nurses to start getting bonus next week

08 January 2015 | 3099 Views
Government says it will pay the remaining civil servants their bonuses on 14 and 23 January.The Acting Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Walter Mzembi confirmed the develo...

by Staff reporter

Zim nurses now on go-slow, doctors threaten to join

07 January 2015 | 2772 Views
Nurses at Zimbabwe's major state hospitals have started a go-slow, with doctors threatening to join them if their bonuses, which were due on the 2nd of January 2015, are not paid by Friday this week....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans turn to black market for hard-to-find ARVs

07 January 2015 | 3591 Views
Nkululeko Sibanda, a 19-year-old man in Harare, started taking the life-saving HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drugs, commonly known as ARVs, after falling sick in August 2014."I was almost dying," he...

by AA

Anthrax outbreak leaves 10 in Hospital

07 January 2015 | 4206 Views
At least 10 people were hospitalized while nine cattle died from anthrax in Chipinge District, Department of Veterinary Services director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigati...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, government set for showdown over allowances

07 January 2015 | 1873 Views
Government has been urged to improve the salaries and working conditions of doctors in 2015 to stem the continuing flight of specialists. President of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Assoc...

by Staff reporter

Air ambulance plays critical role in some medical emergencies

06 January 2015 | 2040 Views
In a medical emergency the provision of a high level of medical care becomes critical. The swift and timely movement of patients to hospital or from one medical facility to another can be of immense i...

by Chengetai Chinembiri

Zimbabwean nurses threaten 'crippling' strike over unpaid bonuses

06 January 2015 | 3786 Views
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) Harare Chapter has given the government an ultimatum to pay off their bonuses by Friday the 9th of this month or face a crippling industrial action.The ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe introduces new HIV treatment

05 January 2015 | 4622 Views
GOVERNMENT is with effect from this month switching all people on HIV treatment to a new one of one tablet per day from the previous three pills to make it easier for patients not to default on taking...

by Staff Reporter
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