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13 September 2016 . . . 300 recorded this year THE country continues to detect more drug-resistant tuberculosis cases with more than 300 having been found this year, Minister of Health and Child Care...

13 September 2016 ZIMBABWE has been hailed for attaining high immunisation coverage over the years with the World Health Organisation saying this is set to reduce child mortality. ...

26 August 2016 AN albino, Jane Chemambo, is looking for well-wishers who can help with cash donations amounting to US$3000 to undergo an operation of her mouth, which is almost closed after she was operated...

25 August 2016 HIV, Cancer Integration- way to go There is a link between HIV and Cancer. In fact this could be the reason why so many cancers are cropping up. ...

8 August 2016   The country’s policy makers made a historic move by launching a national caucus on Tuberculosis last month. ...

1 August 2016 COUNTRIES have been urged to take rapid action to improve knowledge on Hepatitis after research revealed that 95 percent of people infected with hepatitis B and C around the world were not...

1 August 2016 TONGOGARA Refugee Camp clinic in Chipinge, Manicaland last week received medical equipment for its maternal ward, a move that is set to improve services at the camp’s maternal ward....

28 July 2016 THERE is need to do more and find all Tuberculosis cases in communities if the nation is to move towards ending the epidemic by 2020, a health expert said. ...

19 July 2016     SOUTH African actress, Charlize Theron said it was frightening how HIV continued to kill African adolescents adding that the face of the epidemic will not change as long as...

18 July 2016 HIV activists have called for stakeholders to come up with a treatment combination of HIV and Tuberculosis in order to reduce pill burden. ...

11 July 2016 BUSINESS has returned to normalcy at major referral hospitals in Harare, following an industrial action that had almost crippled services. ...

6 July 2016 THE MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has requested for assistance from the Ministry of Defence to manage the crisis at public hospitals as health workers go on strike. ...

6 July 2016   SERVICE delivery at most of the country’s public health institutions was seriously affected on Tuesday after health workers downed tools in protest over delayed salaries, leaving...

. . . STI, TB cases decline   A total of 4 066 deaths were recorded in Harare last year, with the five leading causes being HIV, pneumonia, tuberculosis, renal failure and cerebral vascular accident. ...

4 July 2016 . . . Cash externalised monthly? THE Iranian Red Crescent Clinic has been disguising as a humanitarian clinic and now stands accused of allegedly externalising cash since 2002. ...

28 June 2016 THE Ministry of Health and Child Care received a major boost of US$24 million from the Government of Sweden, which will go towards the Health Development Fund. ...

27 June 2016   THE nation will for the first time ascertain the burden of the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, as the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey has also seen...

27 June 2016 THE National AIDS Council says the country has anti-retroviral drugs that will last for the next 12 months, allaying fears that the country will run short of the life-saving drug come September. ...

24 June 2016 . . . patient goes missing, found dead two years later . . . worries over hospital security, complacence SECURITY fears surround Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital amid incidents of a patient who...

23 June 2016 HIGH cost of blood in this country has forced locals to import blood from the neighbouring Zambia. ...

23 June 2016 THE Government will from Thursday embark on a door-to-door HIV and AIDs survey in Harare, offering HIV testing and counselling services, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Harare...

20 June 2016 THERE is need for concerted efforts to reduce alarming rates of new HIV infections in girls and women and close the tap on new infections, a health official said. ...

20 June 2016 THE World Health Organisation has called for an increase in voluntary and unpaid blood donations to ensure reliable supply of safe blood for patients. ...

16 June 2016 TEASING and name-calling are the greatest challenges being faced by albinos the world-over, a health body has said. ...

16 June 2016 HEALTH service providers have vowed not to accept any medical aid come July 1 as the impasse between health insurance firms and doctors continues. ...

16 June 2016 HEALTH service providers have been urged to immediately adopt the use of plastic money in the wake of cash challenges in the country. ...

16 June 2016 SOME strains of gonorrhoea have shown resistance to all existing antibiotics, making it very difficult to treat, health experts have revealed. ...

16 June 2016 Two days ago; on the 14th of June we joined the global community in commemorating World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘Blood connect us all.” How true that statement is? ...

14 June 2016 DRUG resistant diseases are on the rise, prompting the Government to work on a collective action plan, it has emerged. ...

14 June 2016 GOVERNMENT has warned hospitals against detention of patients who fail to pay bills. ...

10 June 2016   APOSTLE Eunor Guti has launched a scathing attack on young girls turning into prostitution saying it was mere laziness that had driven them into the oldest profession. ...

8 June 2016 PREMIER Service Medical Investments has refuted claims that it is collecting sperms from men through its clinics. ...

THE Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development yesterday received emergency response equipment from a Chinese company. The health equipment that consists of wheel chairs, first aid kits, defibrillators...

26 May 2016 MPHO Mutavhatsindi is a 24-year-old mother of three from Chapfuche village some 25km out of Beitbridge town. She is expecting her fourth child, after having her first child at 16. ...

16 May 2016 HOPE has been restored for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients after the World Health Organisation last week recommended a nine-month treatment regimen, shortening the course by 13...

16 May 2016 THE Ministry of Health and Child Care is set to roll out the electronic patient monitoring system to monitor TB and HIV patients in 534 health facilities before the end of year. ...

9 May 2016     LAWMAKERS last week came face to face with key populations in the HIV and AIDS response in Ngundu and Beitbridge town, who gave the legislature an insight into challenges faced...

Shocking things are going on. I have heard strange things but nothing beats this latest craziness I picked up. ...

03 May 2016 . . . 500 on fistula surgery waiting list AT least 500 women in the country are waiting to undergo corrective surgery for leaking urine or faeces or both due to injuries that occur during...

02 May 2016   PEBBLES and holy water were the only orthodox treatment she could take, at least according to the Johane Marange doctrine. ...

28 April 2016 THE increase in the number of road traffic accidents has resulted in a long backlog in patients in need of neuro surgeries, an expert said. ...

28 April 2016 THERE has been low uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision in Harare and other urban areas since the inception of the programme, an official said. ...

27 April 2016 THE World Health Organisation says it does not recommend restriction of travel and trade to Angola in the wake of a yellow fever outbreak that continues to wreck havoc in that country. ...

25 April 2016 THE country continues to be on high yellow fever alert as Angola grapples with the worst outbreak that has killed more than 250. ...

25 April 2016 CHIVHU District Hospital is overwhelmed and has no capacity to handle accident victims yet located on the high accident zone of Harare-Beitbridge highway, it has emerged. ...

21 April 2016 THE INCREASE in tobacco use in young people is Africa’s new headache and the country is hosting a regional workshop, which will deliberate on the issue among others. ...

19 April 2016 . . . ‘It outlaws sexual intercourse by PLHIV’   LAWYERS have called for the repeal of the Criminalisation of HIV exposure, non disclosure and transmission law arguing...

18 April 2016 . . . I will never forgive myself THE usually effortless process of breast feeding proves to be very difficult for baby Tida (not her real name) as she struggles to suck her mother’s...

14 April 2016 . . . Children should be allowed to be children. My apologies for disappearing over the past two weeks. Those of you who follow this column religiously must have missed me. ...

13 April 2016 IN a bid to intensify awareness on the diabetes mellitus in the country, Zimbabwe Diabetic Association president Dr John Mangwiro has turned to music and poetry. ...

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