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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. ...

12 April 2016 . . . No sex with hubby since tragic delivery . . . Obstetric Fistula victim bares soul + pix   TWENTY EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Sarah* has been in labour for 10 years. After going through an...

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