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Category Archives: Health

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...

26 October 2016 HEPATITIS B is fast becoming a menace and people should be warned against the dangers of having unprotected sex, Health and Child Care Minister, David Parirenyatwa said last week. ...

17 October 2016 THE MINISTER of Health and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa, has warned the public, especially men, against the use of sex enhancers which he said had serious effects especially on the liver...

14 October 2016 PEOPLE living with HIV in Makoni District have said hunger was their greatest challenge with fears that it could be an impediment to adherence of anti-retroviral treatment. ...

6 October 2016   . . . Pharmacies ban worsens risk . . . Street vendors expose men   SELLING some sex enhancement drugs in the country’s pharmacies was banned a few years back by the Medicine...

30 September 2016 PARLIAMENTARIANS in the Health and Child Care committee have vowed to probe why the Ministry of Health and Child Care was disbursing drugs with a short shelf life into hospitals. ...

29 September 2016 CANCER has become a serious cause of concern. Against such a background; it has become necessary for all of us to appreciate and understand what cancer is all about. ...

26 September 2016 HEALTH and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa has called for treasury to increase funding of the health care system as shortages of resources are compromising service delivery and...

26 Sepetember 2016 BABY Manqoba Mabhena who was diagnosed with a condition called biliary atresia and is in need of US $43 000 to undergo a liver transplant in India still needs your help fellow Zimbabweans....

23 September 2016   THE MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has embarked into targeted screening of tuberculosis by getting into communities at risk of infections as it seeks to find all missing TB...

22 September 2016 THE drug crisis that has seen Harare Central Hospital suspending surgeries is escalating with some patients being asked to purchase their own painkillers such as paracetamol, H-Metro...

20 September 2016 NINE-month old baby Manqoba Mabhena was diagnosed with a condition called biliary atresia and US $43 000 is needed for her to undergo a liver transplant in India. ...

20 September 2016 COMPREHENSIVE sexuality education in the wake of alarming HIV adolescent’s deaths is key if the country is to end AIDS by 2030, an HIV child activist said. ...

16 September 2016 Government is in the process of coming up with a health finance policy which is aligned to universal health coverage that should see everybody in need of health care accessing it without...

15 September 2016 . . . might not end AIDS with such bad laws HIV activists are calling for the repeal of the HIV criminalisation law arguing that it was a bad law which criminalises sexual intercourse...

14 September 2016 THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has intensified tuberculosis screening in mining towns, areas that are considered to be having high risk groups, an official said. ...

14 September 2016 Raped several times . . . still hopeful SIBONGILE (not her real name) , a sex worker plying her trade in the streets of City of Kings and Queens says she has been raped several times...

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