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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. ...

17 January 2017 DISASTER looms in the health sector as the country is running out of a critical drug that is used during operations, H-Metro can reveal. ...

13 January 2017 The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights has expressed concern over the Government and Harare City council’s failure to stem the typhoid outbreak. ...

12 January 2017   ZIMBABWE has recorded a decrease in infant and under-five mortality with statistics showing a general trend of improvement since 1999, a survey has revealed. ...

12 January 2017 The Harare City Council has said it is confident that traders in the municipality will take heed of the ban of all food vendors as a measure to curb the typhoid virus. ...

10 January 2017 A HEALTH lobby group is mulling suing the Harare City Council following the deaths of two Mbare residents from typhoid. ...

6 January 2017   . . . as typhoid fears mount The Harare City Council has urged residents to stop buying food from undesignated points as these can be sources of contracting the deadly typhoid virus. ...

29 December 2016 Tapiwa Sachiti, a 23-year-old young woman diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Osteoblastoma, is appealing for help to get surgery before the cancer spreads to her vitals. Her long...

20 December 2016 AN advertisement on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision has been blasted for promoting promiscuity with some saying the advert implies that the former gives men the power to have all...

19 December 2016 DOCTORS affiliated to the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association have expressed dismay over government’s freeze on doctors’ posts. ...

19 December 2016 THE government has been called to continue putting more incentives to retain midwives amid revelations that there has been a ‘massive exodus’ of this cadre. ...

14 December 2016 THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has reiterated that rape victims should not be denied access to health interventions even without a police report. ...

13 December 2016 The Harare City Council’s Health department has reported that there has been a worrying rise in mental health illnesses as a result of gender based violence, substance abuse and other...

8 December 2016 INCREASED targeted intervention in HIV will help the country end the AIDS pandemic, a health official said. ...

8 December 2016 THE number of people dying due to AIDS has significantly dropped over the years as the country continues to achieve more in HIV prevention, treatment and care. ...

5 December 2016 VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Thursday launched the latest World Organisation HIV treatment guidelines that will see an increase in the number of people in need of the anti-retroviral...

THE country will on Thursday join the rest of the world to commemorate World Aids Day at a time adolescents and young women are on the spotlight, in the wake of reports that new HIV infections are high...

15 November 2016 GOVERNMENT will soon roll out HIV self testing trials on a national scale following a successful pilot which was done in one district to ascertain acceptability and feasibility, a health...

10 November 2016 POPULAR pastor Paul Sanyangore said he is ready to work with health stakeholders in the fight against HIV adding that the latter could use the church as a platform to engage congregants...

7 November 20016 THE country’s biggest referral hospitals, Harare Central and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals have not been spared by the persisting water shortages as the two hospitals are also grappling...

19 November 2015 . . . How Chido escaped HIV   THIRTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD – Chido had been married for 20 years and was blessed with three children in the union. ...

10 March 2016   . . . Preaches about living positive at Masowe “I’m HIV positive and pregnant but I know I will give birth to an HIV free baby. Why should I infect my child with HIV when there...

25 October 2016   CHIDO from Penhalonga, Manicaland Province was born HIV positive 24-years-ago and she only got to know about her status when she was 14. ...

3 November 2016 Residents of Harare have been urged to treat all their water regardless of source as failure to do so leaves them facing risks of contracting diarrhoeal diseases. ...

28 October 2016 GOVERNMENT has been called to strengthen its primary health care in the wake of critical shortages of nurses especially in rural clinics. ...

27 October 2016 HEALTH and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa said Government will soon roll out infant HIV diagnostic and viral load machines in the country’s 25 districts as the ministry decentralises...

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