Articles tagged 'health'

Healthcare as an election agenda issue 29 July 2018 HARARE - Healthcare delivery is a top election agenda issue. This piece aims to evaluate the various party manifestos on their healthcare promises. There is a general lack of statistical and financial data to support these promises. In 1985, the World Health Organisation declared that our h...
When the rich shun local institutions 8 July 2018 HARARE - The smell of death hangs in the air at Harare Hospital as the sick sit hopelessly on rickety benches waiting for the “lazy” nurse. She is not paid well and sees no reason to hurry. The hospital's floors are unpolished! Zimbabwe's hospitals are bleeding and for over a decade now ...
Govt moves to curb childbirth injuries 30 June 2018 HARARE - The Health and Child Care ministry says it has put in place measures, including free surgery, aimed at curbing obstetric fistula — a debilitating injury resulting from giving birth. Obstetric Fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries leading to a hole between t...
Govt ups ante on cervical cancer 15 May 2018 HARARE - Government has commenced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations which are targeting 800 000 girls as part of its concerted effort to fight cervical cancer. The vaccine which was first introduced in 2014 and piloted in Beitbridge and Marondera targets girls between the ages of 10...
Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
High Court to hear nurses' application 25 April 2018 HARARE - The High Court will tomorrow hold a hearing on an application filed by disgruntled nurses who are challenging government’s decision to terminate their contracts following last week’s industrial action. Justice Amy Tsanga will hear the application. In their urgent application that w...
Khupe on war path 22 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Thokozani Khupe, newly-elected leader of the breakaway MDC faction, yesterday said she has no regrets for cutting ties with Nelson Chamisa, whom she accused of hijacking the labour-backed party. As had been widely expected, Khupe was elected leader of the breakaway faction at an ext...
Chiwenga caught offside over strike 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. The former commander of the Zimbabwe D...
Govt recruits retired nurses 19 April 2018 HARARE - Government has begun the recruitment of retired nurses, following the dismissal of all striking nurses on Tuesday. In a letter addressed to all chief executive officers and provincial medical directors by the acting secretary for Health and Child Care, the recruitment drive is in ligh...
Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing 19 April 2018 BULAWAYO - The matter between MDC president Nelson Chamisa and expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe who are arguing over the ownership of the party's name and symbols has been deferred to Tuesday next week. High Court judge justice Francis Bere deferred the matter to give himself more tim...
Nurses strike: Govt must give dialogue a chance 19 April 2018 HARARE - The firing of striking nurses on the eve of the country’s 38th independence anniversary does not bode well for the country’s potential to dialogue with its broader and disgruntled employees’ body. On Tuesday night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga issued a statement announcing the ...
Nurses strike: Chiwenga caught offside 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Rising cholera cases trigger fears of 2008 15 April 2018 HARARE - There is fear that the rising number of cholera cases in Harare could lead to another deadly outbreak such as witnessed in 2008 unless health authorities act swiftly to contain the highly infectious disease which is spreading rapidly in the capital. This comes as the disease is spread...
Chamisa's Byo rally divides opinion 9 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa's massively attended Bulawayo rally has divided opinion, with some saying the crowds were bussed. Last Saturday, Chamisa invaded his rival Thokozani Khupe's homeground, and apparently demystified the myth that she is the province's political godmother. ...
Chiefs offer to help solve doctors' crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - National Council of Chiefs (NCC) president Fortune Charumbira has urged government to engage the traditional leaders to solve the crippling doctors' strike, which has now clocked a month. The public hospitals health professionals are at loggerheads with government, demanding better re...
Doctors' strike has become national crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors' strike has clocked a month today. The impasse between the health professionals and government — the third in three years over the same issues — has taken an unnecessarily long time to resolve. But the pain has mainly been borne by the ordinary struggling m...
Khupe, Chamisa fight over party name 29 March 2018 HARARE - Two rival camps of the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe have clashed over ownership of the party name and symbols. MDC acting chairperson Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that they will drag Khupe to court if she continues using the name MDC-T. “MDC-T is o...
State rights body slams leaders for seeking medical help abroad 29 March 2018 HARARE - A State rights body has uncharacteristically slammed local leaders for seeking emergency medical treatment in foreign hospitals in a damning statement expressing concern over the impasse between the government and doctors who have been on strike since March 1. This comes after governm...
Patients' relatives join doctors' protest 27 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors yesterday staged another strike at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), which was joined by patients' relatives, upholding their demands for better remuneration, among other demands to government. This comes as the striking doctors have refused to report for...
Health workers are underpaid, Parirenyatwa admits 23 March 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has acknowledged that health workers in Zimbabwe are underpaid adding that the current impasse between government and doctors is now being handled by “higher offices.” Parirenyatwa told the Senate yesterday that Zimbabwe needs to prioritise the healt...
Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe 23 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe's MDC faction. This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with ...
Did First Lady's hospital visits mean anything? 23 March 2018 HARARE - The stance taken by health authorities to withhold salaries for striking doctors comes as a shock and huge disappointment. This is why. In the recent past, just after taking office after dislodging former president Robert Mugabe, there were reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Canada doctors protest over own pay hike 12 March 2018 MORE than 500 doctors and 150 medial students have signed a public letter in protest over their own pay rises. The group, known as Médecins Québécois pour le Régime Public (MQRP), from Canada, have raised concerns that they would receive an increase in their salaries while patients and nurses ...
Zim doctors' strike bites patients 11 March 2018 HARARE - The current strike by senior medical personnel at public hospitals has seriously affected the country's public health institutions forcing Parirenyatwa and Harare Central hospitals to suspend a number of services due to the absence of essential medical staff. “The Senior Resident Medi...
Tsvangirai succession battle gets uglier 11 March 2018 HARARE - There are growing worries within the MDC that the party is close to completely scuttling its electoral prospects in this year's crunch national elections — amid revelations that the camp loyal to under-fire vice president Thokozani Khupe may be planning to boot out of the party newly-ins...