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Deadly Ebola virus, Zimbabwe in red alert

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....Read more

Deadly Ebola virus, Zimbabwe in red alert

28 July 2014 | 2380 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 | 758 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 | 2586 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 | 668 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 | 2265 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 | 3580 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...

by Sapa-AP

Strawberry condoms selling like hot cakes

20 July 2014 | 2785 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 | 3433 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 | 3323 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 | 914 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 | 778 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 | 901 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 | 2186 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 | 2828 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 | 2388 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 | 2935 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 | 2891 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 | 3749 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 | 2820 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 | 1905 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 | 1646 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 | 4312 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 | 2337 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 | 1338 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 | 1028 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 | 3619 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 | 1634 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 | 2825 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 | 2357 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 | 2689 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 | 7073 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 | 1555 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 | 1994 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 | 3028 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 | 1828 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 | 2313 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 | 1672 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 | 4415 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 | 2678 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 | 1864 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 | 2556 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 | 10671 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 | 2531 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 | 2985 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 | 3231 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 | 2911 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 | 3411 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 | 2844 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 | 803 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 | 2235 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

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