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SOME PRIVATE health institutions are demanding as much as US$700 deposit and up to US$250 per night for patients admitted, making falling ill an economic nightmare for the majority.A survey by...Read more

Private hospitals demand up to US$700 fees

23 June 2019 | 1450 Views
SOME PRIVATE health institutions are demanding as much as US$700 deposit and up to US$250 per night for patients admitted, making falling ill an economic nightmare for the majority.A survey by...

by Staff Reporter

'Cancer man' unfazed by Magaya-hospital furore

23 June 2019 | 4414 Views
Forty-three-year-old Peter Manganda is not concerned much about the current furore over circumstances surrounding his cure from a 5,3 kilogramme debilitating tumour that had grown on his head....

by Staff Reporter

2nd Annual Albinism Health Fair

14 June 2019 | 253 Views
Global Aid Missions Zimbabwe, a non-governmental organization that supports people with Albinism will be hosting its 2nd Annual Albinism Health Fair on Saturday 22nd of June at the Harare Gardens. The...

by GAM

AHFoZ calls for stakeholder meeting over healthcare costs

30 April 2019 | 728 Views
The Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) notes with concern that most service providers and health institutions have introduced or continue charging members co-payments and/or shortfa...

by Agencies

Cancer treatment at Mpilo, Parirenyatwa hospitals compromised

29 April 2019 | 1297 Views
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has stopped offering radiotherapy services after all its three cancer treatment machines broke down while unconfirmed reports indicate Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo also f...

by Staff Reporter

Over 270k people receive cholera vaccine in Cyclone Idai ravaged districts

20 April 2019 | 526 Views
More than 270 000 people in Cyclone Idai ravaged districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge have so far been vaccinated against cholera under a government led initiative that is targeting to reach at least...

by Staff Reporter

15 reasons the nursing shortage won't last past 2040

03 April 2019 | 3129 Views
With World Health Organization (WHO) reports indicating that roughly one third of the nursing workforce will be retiring in the next 10-15 years, it's easy to assume that there's no end in sight for t...

by Staff Writer

First ever albinism free clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe

26 February 2019 | 732 Views
Global Aid Missions, a non-governmental organization that supports people with Albinism, has opened the first ever albinism free clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. The GAM Health Clinic situated at number 53...

by Angecies

Chiwenga happy with supply of medicines across Zimbabwe

28 December 2018 | 1194 Views
Government has started receiving medicines and medical sundries from suppliers and is distributing them across the country. They comprise medicines for daily use and sundries like gloves and face mask...

by Staff Reporter

Senior doctors join striking juniors

27 December 2018 | 6247 Views
HARARE - In the latest standoff between the government and striking junior doctors, senior medical personnel have now joined the industrial action by their juniors - leading to the suspension of major...

by Staff Re

More boys born on Christmas Day

27 December 2018 | 1272 Views
At  least 72 babies were born on Christmas Day in four of country's major hospitals. Chitungwiza and Mpilo central hospitals recorded the highest number of 20 babies each, followed by Harare Cent...

by Staff Reporter

Government intensifies cervical cancer fight

02 December 2018 | 229 Views
Government has engaged several health partners in the provision of cervical cancer screening to women in rural areas as efforts intensify to detect and take remedial action against the disease....

by Staff Reporter

Mliswa pleased with Health Minister's visit to Norton

15 October 2018 | 636 Views
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has hailed Minister of  Health and Child care Obadiah Moyo for visiting the constituency to assess the area as the cholera hit parts of Harare.In a letter t...

by Stephen Jakes

Cholera Suspect Tests Negative

15 October 2018 | 356 Views
The suspected cholera case that was reported in Kadoma last week has tested negative,a reliable source has revealed.Social media in Kadoma went ablaze with the news that a single case of chole...

by Stephen Jakes

Suspected cholera cases drop from 10 000 to 24

06 October 2018 | 261 Views
SUSPECTED cholera cases have dropped from 10 000 to 24, while Government is making frantic efforts to ensure the water-borne disease is totally eradicated, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Mo...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in Harare

03 October 2018 | 571 Views
HARARE - The Government of Zimbabwe with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners is launching today an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign to protect 1.4 million people at ...

by APO

Dr. Edward Picardi on How Medical Specialists Benefit by Volunteering their Services to Impoverished Communities

29 September 2018 | 939 Views
Being a medical volunteer in a foreign country can be challenging and unnerving. The doctors are often required to go to some of the most remote areas where their services are most required. Additiona...

by Agencies

Mpilo fails to cope, maternity patients sleep on the floor

29 September 2018 | 775 Views
MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo is failing to cope with the high number of maternity patients resulting in some of the expecting and new mothers sleeping on the floor, a situation described as depl...

by Staff Reporter

First Mutual reviews health contributions by 5%

28 September 2018 | 994 Views
First Mutual Health sector has reviewed health contributions by 5% with effect from October 1.The company advised its various clients of the developments this week."Please be advised t...

by Stephen Jakes

'Mpilo, Ingutsheni relegate nurses training to Zanu-PF'

27 September 2018 | 2943 Views
Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Thembani Maphosa has accused Mpilo Central Hospital and Ingutsheni Hospital of allegedly relegating the recruitment of nurses training to only Zanu PF linked students....

by Stephen Jakes

NMB joins fight against cholera

25 September 2018 | 609 Views
NMB Bank on Sunday handed over 3 000 buckets, 3 000 units of Water Guard and 120 000 litres of water to the District Health Office in Glen View to help in the fight against cholera in this Harare subu...

by Agencies

11 cancer symptoms you should not ignore

25 September 2018 | 4523 Views
Nobody likes the "C" word. Cancer is the scariest disease out there but if you catch it early, you have a big chance of survival.Obviously, some of the symptoms associated with the disease can...

by Health Reporter

MDC-T Khupe bemoans cholera outbreak

17 September 2018 | 1614 Views
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Thokozani Khupe hsa lamented the outbreak of Cholera especially in Harare urging the stakeholders and well wishers to chip in to curb the problem....

by Stephen Jakes

Govt rolls out Cholera vaccines

16 September 2018 | 553 Views
In the coming weeks, Government will begin administering cholera vaccines in selected suburbs in order to contain the current outbreak that has claimed more than 28 lives in the past two weeks, a Cabi...

by Staff Reporter

How to stop spread of cholera

16 September 2018 | 460 Views
The best way to stop the spread of cholera is to stop the transmission routes.Hand washing with soap, ash or chlorine solution: Hand washing should be done after visiting the toile...

by Unicef

Harare suburbs rocked by 'double punch' of cholera and typhoid

14 September 2018 | 1694 Views
HARARE - More than 1,000 Red Cross volunteers are fanning out through the suburbs of Zimbabwe’s capital in a bid to contain a deadly cholera outbreak.The outbreak, which started on 5 Septemb...

by APO/IFRC

WATCH: Health Minister Dr Moyo speaks on Cholera outbreak in Harare

12 September 2018 | 629 Views
Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo speaks on Cholera outbreak in Harare....

by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo on high cholera alert

08 September 2018 | 350 Views
BULAWAYO City Council is on high cholera alert following the declaration of a cholera outbreak in Harare on Thursday. BCC senior public relations officer Mrs Nesisa Mpofu, responding to questi...

by Staff Reporter

Over 130 000 HIV patients resist drugs

26 August 2018 | 2933 Views
OVER 130 000 people living with HIV and Aids in Zimbabwe have become resistant to currently available anti-retroviral drugs.Medical experts say people can become drug resistant after defaultin...

by Staff Reporter

TB outbreak at Ingutsheni

25 August 2018 | 995 Views
A tuberculosis (TB) outbreak has reportedly hit Bulawayo's Ingutsheni Psychiatric Hospital, with patients and members of staff being screened and quarantined to contain the spread of the virulent dise...

by Staff Reporter

HIV vaccine test trial on cards for Zimbabwe

25 July 2018 | 989 Views
ZIMBABWE has been listed along with other sub-Saharan countries for a test trial on an HIV vaccine which would help end the disease.Being undertaken by the Johnson and Johnson and the Janssen ...

by Staff reporter

Ekusileni investors tip Zimbabwe for glory

17 July 2018 | 1365 Views
INDIAN investors who are set to reopen Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo yesterday said the new dispensation is on course to taking the country to its former glory as evidenced by the stability pre...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe mulls medicinal cannabis pilot programme

15 July 2018 | 1278 Views
Government is planning to carry out a medicinal cannabis pilot programme following the legalisation for the production of the plant in April this year.The legalisation of the production of mar...

by Staff Reporter

Calls to decriminalise drug abuse

07 July 2018 | 265 Views
Zimbabwe has held a belated International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking commemorations amid calls for a paradigm shift to consider drug abuse as a health issue instead of a criminal o...

by Staff Reporter

Kana Mission Hospital builds $70 000 mortuary

07 July 2018 | 237 Views
KANA Mission Hospital has constructed a $70 000 mortuary to serve the Gokwe South, Nkayi community and other parts of Matabeleland North province.The new morgue, which accommodates more than 1...

by Staff Reporter

Global Aids Missions to provide free health services for people with albinism, special conditions

29 June 2018 | 410 Views
In a move that is set to benefit hundreds of people living with albinism, special conditions and disabilities in the country, a local non-governmental organization, Global Aid Missions, in partnership...

by Nicole Hondo

Ekusileni Medical Centre to open before year end

24 June 2018 | 1266 Views
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has made a spirited commitment to open Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo before year end saying he is going to make sure nothing will stand on the way of his efforts to bring fr...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe government intensifies fight against Aids

23 June 2018 | 670 Views
THE Health and Child Care ministry has launched an 18-member validation committee to oversee the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, as Zimbabwe gears up to become the fir...

by Staff Reporter

Matobo Action Team visits Umzingwane Clinic Project

20 June 2018 | 239 Views
The construction of Shale clinic in Umzingwane Ward 8 is an advocacy initiative that was adopted by Habakkuk Trust in the year 2013 after the community was failing to commence work due to conflict rel...

by Stephen Jakes

Zanu PF candidate brings free doctors into his constituency

07 June 2018 | 2167 Views
In a bid to hook more voters, the successful Zanu PF candidate for Chikomba West who is also the president of the International Diabetes Federation for Africa Region, Dr John Mangwiro recently brought...

by A Mhlongo

First Mutual Health offers cervical cancer screening

06 June 2018 | 494 Views
A total of 163 women were screened. Of these, 152 had negative results, 8 (4.9%) had positive results and were referred to the Cancer Association for treatment.One had a cervix which was suspi...

by Stephen Jakes

Siblings fight rare skin disease

29 May 2018 | 1840 Views
A Binga family is struggling to come to terms with the mysterious skin disease that has affected two siblings and is in dire need of assistance from well-wishers in ensuring that the children get spec...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe rolls on HPV vaccination for girls

10 May 2018 | 759 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced dates for human papillomavirus vaccination for girls aged between 10 and 14.The mass vaccination programme will run from 14 to 18 May....

by Byo24News Reporter

Zanu PF manifesto to be launched on Friday

02 May 2018 | 1036 Views
ZANU PF is set to launch its 2018 harmonised election manifesto this Friday.The launch follows heavily followed primary elections, which have left other contesting members complaining of riggi...

by Byo24News Reporter

400 000 undergo cervical cancer screening

02 May 2018 | 453 Views
United Nations Population Fund has screened more than 400 000 women since it embarked on the National Cervical Screening Programme, UN senior staffer has said.Launching the Human Papillomaviru...

by Byo24News Reporter

Mixed reactions over cannabis legalisation

30 April 2018 | 3046 Views
HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed mixed feelings over government's move to legalise the production of cannabis (mbanje).Last Friday, government gazetted a $50 000 licence fee for those wishi...

by Staff Reporter

Free blood for all on the cards

29 April 2018 | 331 Views
GOVERNMENT is working on modalities to provide free blood in public hospitals as efforts to improve access to quality health gain pace.Health and Child Care Secretary Major-General (Retired) D...

by Staff Reporter

Sacked Zimbabwe nurses get public support

21 April 2018 | 3429 Views
Hundreds of people have come out to support Zimbabwe's sacked nurses who have been holding a public clinic to demonstrate their lack of resources. The nurses' union had urged its striking memb...

by Staff Reporter

Dismissing nurses for demanding their right is retrogressive - former MDC-T MP

18 April 2018 | 978 Views
Former MDC-T legislator Settlement Chikwinya has described the dismissal of nurses for demanding their dues as retrogressive and unsustainable move.Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Tuesd...

by Stephen Jakes

Nurses strike a big blow to Zimbabwe

17 April 2018 | 2931 Views
The industrial action by nurses is a big blow to Zimbabwe especially under the so called new Dispensation and above all Independence holiday.So many people countrywide are dying simply because the...

by Simbarashe Sithole
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