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28 September 2017 . . . Marriage not respected anymore Imagine this? A man approaches a woman asking her to get into a relationship with him. She tells him she is married. She is even surprised he is asking...

26 September 2017 By Mirirai Nsingo and Tinashe Rufurwadzo *Chipo had lost hope to live after having been born of an HIV positive mother who later succumbed to an HIV related illness leaving her under...

26 September 2017 THE National AIDS Council (NAC) has intensified its drive in raising awareness on HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and other diseases among the youths. ...

5 September 2017 . . . medical doctor recounts horrific HIV, AIDS days THE memory of a full hospital ward with floor beds as patients waited for destiny is still fresh in his memory. ...

4 September 2017 World Health Organisation director general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said the conflict that has wrecked havoc in Yemen is haunting him noting that it is the suffering of women and children...

4 September 2017   LESOTHO Health Minister, Honourable Nyapane Kaya said his country valued access to quality health care services in correctional services noting that the distribution of condoms...

30 August 2017   ZIMBABWE and South Africa have agreed to establish clinics along major highways to cater for cross border truck drivers within the region so that they can access HIV health related...

23 August 2017 CASES of drug resistant HIV are on the rise with more people now on second line drugs as they have become resistant to first line drugs, it has emerged. ...

22 August 2017 THERE is an increase in the population of male sex workers that have sprouted around Harare and other towns and cities, it has emerged. ...

22 August 2017 MINISTER of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, yesterday warned traditional healers and prophets for stopping patients from taking medical drugs. ...

18 August 2017 GOVERNMENT and relevant authorities have been urged to curb child prostitution rife in Hopley Farm where underage girls are reportedly engaging in unprotected sex for survival. ...

17 August 2017 So I got quite a number of responses to my piece last week which was saying; “Everyone is sleeping with everyone.’ ...

17 August 2017   THE National Aids Council yesterday downplayed reports that the country has been hit by a shortage of life-saving drugs which has seen people on medication getting just a week’s...

16 August 2017 LAWMAKERS are worried by the absence of a critical machine at the Government Analyst Lab. ...

15 August 2017 THE Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa is optimistic that the drug shortages that the country’s major hospitals are currently facing might soon be a thing of the past...

15 August 2017 THE National Blood Services Zimbabwe has said it has enough blood stocks for emergencies during the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. ...

15 August 2017 In a report posted on a farmers union page, one of southern Africa’s biggest poultry producers, Irvine’s Zimbabwe, recently lost 15 percent of its chickens following a severe outbreak...

  10 August 2017 I came across something that caught my eye recently on one of the social media platforms. Someone posted a question and the question attracted a heated discussion, which I have decided...

19 July 2017 . . . to avoid disease resistance THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has warned the public to seek treatment at formal health institutions where they can get the correct doses of medication...

17 July 2017 OVER 100 000 people have self tested for HIV since the country rolled out the programme in 2016, resulting in an increase in HIV testing coverage, a Ministry of Health and Child Care Official...

14 July 2017 A DZIVARESEKWA woman reportedly lost her hand due to a medical boob at Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital after she was left with a tourniquet for days. ...

13 July 2017 Lets talk comprehensive wellness We need to be truly worried. Lifestyle conditions have become a cause for concern indeed. Just this past week as Zimpapers we lost a young woman from one of...

10 July 2017 HE has been up and down for the most part of his life. A beacon of hope when fit and when down one would always wish if God could do His will. Such has been the life of Timothy Vakai who was...

3 July 2017 . . . Health Centre committees critical in reviving primary health care Shamiso Mapanzure, 24, had just given birth last week and her husband could not hide the joy of yet another successful...

21 June 2017 Zimbabwe, with support from its partners, is targeting boys in its sexual reproductive health rights programmes as part of its HIV response amid concerns that the response was more focused...

16 June 2017   . . . Public Health Act delay worrying LAWMAKERS are breathing fire over the delay of the Public Health Act accusing the Ministry of Health and Child Care for deliberately delaying...

12 June 2017   LAWMAKERS say Zimbabwe can continue to ignore the debate on condom distribution in prisons at its own peril in the wake of a high HIV prevalence rate in the country’s prisons. ...

24 May 2017 FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Ronald Chiwanza of Chiweshe in Mashonaland Central province has been oozing blood since December last year from a wound which only started as a small ulcer on his right...

17 May 2017   ZIMBABWE recorded over 180 000 sexually transmitted infection cases in 2016 at a time when a total of 105 million condoms were distributed countrywide. ...

12 May 2017 A Sunningdale woman, who was masquerading as an army doctor stationed at KG6, operated an ailing woman at her house resulting in her death. ...

12 May 2017 One in 100 children are born with congenital heart disease in Zimbabwe and a cardiovascular disease has the second highest non-communicable disease mortality rate after cancer, a cabinet minister...

4 May 2017 AS the Harare International Festival of the Arts roared into life on Tuesday, it was not just about merrymaking as audiences also received HIV and Tuberculosis services and critical information...

31 March 2017 MUZARABANI lawmaker, Honourable Alfred Mufunga says the country should consider masturbation as a strategy to prevent HIV at a time the country is grappling with new HIV infections. ...

29 March 2017 THE country will this Friday commemorate World Tuberculosis Day in Shurugwi, Midlands as it faces a mammoth task of exploiting local resources to fund tuberculosis programmes in the face...

29 March 2017 SOUTH African pop legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka has called on Africa to revitalise HIV prevention strategies in the wake of ‘complacency’ which she argued had seen the cases of new HIV infections...

22 March 2017 PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals will, starting the beginning of April, no longer accept patients from Harare’s prisons over an outstanding US$600 000 debt accrued on rendered health services. ...

17 March 2017 ZIMBABWE will this coming week host regional countries in a meeting that will focus on setting up practical ways and strategies of stemming further HIV transmission. ...

16 March 2017 AN African film with lifesaving information about tuberculosis is being used across Southern Africa to entertain and educate millions. ...

10 March 2017 HUMANITARIAN and development partners supporting the country in the wake of floods that have ravaged some parts of the country have been called to ensure that they consider gender mainstreaming...

10 March 2017 THE country’s immunisation programme on Wednesday got a major boost of over US $1 million from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). ...

7 March 2017 HEALTH partners are worried by the increase in open defecation in the country at a time of floods. ...

3 March 2017 . . . over 4 000 diarrhoea deaths recorded   POOR water and sanitation in Zimbabwe has continued to kill innocent children with more than 4 000 diarrhoea deaths having been recorded within...

27 February 2017 THE National Blood Service Zimbabwe has called all eligible donors to donate blood in a bid to beef up its blood bank for year 2017. ...

13 February 2017 IT all started as a minor pain on her right leg, which she ignored as she thought it could have been caused by a soccer injury. ...

2 February 2017 PEOPLE living with HIV are set to get a nutritional boost after the United States Government availed US $4 million in response to drought affected areas in the country. ...

30 January 2017 MINISTER of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa says freezing of posts is not ideal for the health sector and has called for an exemption from Treasury. ...

24 January 2017 THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has warned people living in malaria endemic areas to ensure that their homes are sprayed against mosquitoes and use treated nets to protect themselves...

18 January 2017 MBARE residents have appealed to Government to save them from a sorry state that has resulted due to poor service delivery by the local authority. ...

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