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Cervical cancer rife among sexually active Midlands girls

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 ...Read more

Cervical cancer rife among sexually active Midlands girls

03 May 2016 | 1142 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 | 2380 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 | 1903 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 | 2320 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 | 2529 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 | 2275 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 | 1955 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 | 3205 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 | 19813 Views
Government has failed to pay workers in the health fraternity 2015 bonuses as promised, Bulawayo24.com 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 | 1990 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 | 6307 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 | 3778 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 | 2124 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 | 2554 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 | 1464 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 | 1469 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 | 1795 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 | 2456 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 | 2456 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 | 4941 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 | 936 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 | 997 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 | 3373 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 | 1439 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 | 1655 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 | 1528 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 | 1022 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 | 1678 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 | 1334 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 | 1080 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 | 1286 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 | 1488 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 | 2064 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 | 2165 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 | 3601 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 | 2153 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 | 1697 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 | 3119 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

Street-selling of herbal drugs banned

25 January 2016 | 1529 Views
The government has banned door-to-door and street-selling of herbal medicines and put in place stringent measures to ensure people are not exposed to dangerous products. The selling of he...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Harare hospital chief prioritises new vehicle over drugs

25 January 2016 | 1494 Views
Harare Central Hospital chief executive officer Mrs Peggy Zvavamwe is under investigation following her recent cash purchase of an executive vehicle worth over $88 000 at a time when the institution i...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Acute drugs shortage hits govt hospitals

22 January 2016 | 1342 Views
The acute drugs shortage in the country's government referral hospitals has revealed shocking statistics.The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care says nine in every 1...

by Staff reporter

Former teacher needs $32k for kidney transplant

22 January 2016 | 2465 Views
THE notion that access to health is a universal right to life is an elite option reserved only for those who can afford it and one needs to be in the shoes of renal patient, Mr Zacharia Mavunganidze -...

by Samuel Kadungure

Zimbabwe nurses accused of looting medicine

20 January 2016 | 1827 Views
Drug shortages in public hospitals still persist with some ordinary people saying some nurses and other hospital staff might also be to blame as they are allegedly looting medicines to sell at their h...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe hospitals hit by massive drug shortages

18 January 2016 | 2013 Views
The country's health delivery system is under severe strain with major government hospitals facing a critical shortage of drugs.In Bulawayo, the situation is dire as Mpilo Central Hospital...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe to resume heart surgeries

15 January 2016 | 1468 Views
Zimbabwe will next month resume open heart surgeries after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals received medical equipment worth more than $300,000 from the Dublin ...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, nurses' strike beginning to bite

04 January 2016 | 3959 Views
The strike by doctors and nurses is beginning to bite, leaving the lives of thousands of poverty-stricken Zimbabweans in the hands of God as many health workers refuse to pitch up for work following t...

by Staff reporter

Mpilo dismisses claims on 'condemned' private ward

03 January 2016 | 1734 Views
MPILO Central Hospital has rubbished claims that the much anticipated private ward was condemned by Government inspectors saying they are waiting for grading from the responsible authorities so that t...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, nurses turn up for work

03 January 2016 | 1275 Views
Most health personnel countrywide continued with their duties reporting for shifts on time since Friday, allaying fears of an industrial action as they wait to receive their December salaries, which G...

by Staff reporter

Harare Hospital sets tight measures for credit patients

03 January 2016 | 930 Views
HARARE Central Hospital has resolved not to extend credit treatment to patients admitted at the medical institution who fail to produce national identity documents and proof of residency.The m...

by Staff reporter

Zim starts New Year on a sad note as doctors, nurses go on strike

02 January 2016 | 3235 Views
Zimbabwe started 2016 on a sad note with government doctors and nurses going on strike following today government's failure to pay their December salaries.Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association...

by Jonga Kandemiiri
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