Articles tagged 'health'

Staff deaths put Zim's TB battle in spotlight 19 September 2017 HARARE - A United States government health agency,  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is moving to stem staff deaths from  tuberculosis (TB) in hospitals which are being under-reported, highlighting Zimbabwe’s growing struggle to contain the contagious, air-borne disease. Despit...
Tsvangirai, Mugabe health a big concern 19 September 2017 HARARE - Former Prime Minister and MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai is a giant of Zimbabwe’s politics and his reported deteriorating health, which prompted him being airlifted to South Africa for emergency treatment, is not good news for most Zimbabweans. The news is so depressing as it comes a...
Tsvangirai rushed to SA hospital 16 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was rushed to South Africa yesterday to seek medical attention days after the former trade unionist said he was fit to mount his election campaign ahead of a crucial 2018 vote, the Daily News can report. The veteran politician — who has been picked to repr...
RBZ allocates forex to stem drug crisis 15 September 2017 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has allocated an unspecified  amount of foreign currency to the pharmaceutical industry in a frantic  move to avert a potentially devastating drug shortage in the country. RBZ governor John Mangudya told the Daily News yesterday that the central bank...
Drug prices soar 14 September 2017 HARARE - A critical shortage of drugs is looming in Zimbabwe as pharmacies struggle to stock due to biting foreign currency challenges, which have forced them to hike prices of essential medicines. Zimbabwe is relying on foreign imports for its drugs, equipment and hospital consumables and imp...
Govt determined to introduce health insurance 12 September 2017 HARARE - Despite the dwindling formal sector that has traditionally been the anchor of the country's economy, government, through the ministry on Health and Child Care, is determined to soon introduce a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Stakeholders have, however, warned that introducin...
Gambian team in Zim health study tour 7 September 2017 HARARE - A 19-member Gambian team is on a study tour of Zimbabwe's famed World Bank supported results-based financing (RBF) for rural clinics. The Gambian team consists of permanent secretaries, health directors, evaluators and information specialists. They are studying the programme — whic...
Zim facing critical second-line HIV drug shortage 28 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is suffering a shortage of imported second-line drugs to treat HIV victims due to insufficient foreign exchange. Health activists say thousands of patients on publicly-funded treatment programmes are at risk because of the shortage of Abacavir, forcing them to take lower dosa...
Tsvangirai's health under the spotlight 26 August 2017 HARARE - A document signed by the MDC and some fringe opposition parties forming an alliance has unwittingly exposed deep-seated concerns within the country's biggest opposition party that its leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is suffering from cancer, may not be fit to last the distance if they secu...
Parirenyatwa unveils Medical Aid Societies Bill 22 August 2017 HARARE - Government has unveiled the text of its draft Medical Aid Societies Authority Bill as stakeholders struggle over issues such as the regulation of the medical sector and bringing down insurance costs for the poor. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has been working for w...
Hospitals fail to conduct forensics 21 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's hospitals are failing to conduct forensic pathology examinations as there are no gas chromatograph machines to conduct the processes which are used to ascertain the cause of death of individuals and assist in solving crime. Health deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa said governm...
Cimas, Corp 24 row takes new twist 21 August 2017 HARARE - The two-year-old feud between Cimas Medical Aid Society (Cimas) and Corporate 24 Hospital Group (Corporate 24) is raging on with the former in the eye of a storm from its members after using $46 000 to conduct an investigation to recover $35 000, which they said was wrongfully claimed by...
Govt seeks partner for drugs-maker CAPS 16 August 2017 HARARE - Government is looking for an investor to inject $6 million in once Zimbabwe’s and  southern Africa’s biggest drug manufacturer — CAPS Holdings — which has been teetering on the brink of total collapse ever since it started experiencing financial problems more than five years ago. CAPS...
Zim hospitals in need of revival 16 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa had to be airlifted to South Africa last week to receive urgent medical assistance following suspected food poisoning. Mnangagwa fell ill in Gwanda, where he was attending President Robert Mugabe’s sixth youth interface meeting. He initially received ...
Health minister defends doctors' advertising 14 August 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has backed government's plans to amend the law to allow doctors to advertise, arguing the move will make the people alive to specialist services available in the country. This comes as scores of desperate Zimbabweans have been flocking overseas, part...
Grace Mugabe seeks medical attention 13 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned to seek medical attention in South Africa after injuries to her leg persisted, President Robert Mugabe said. Speaking at a Gwanda youth rally yesterday, the 93-year-old leader said Grace had been complaining that the leg was painful. Grace was inju...
Still in the game...but left out 13 August 2017 HARARE - Elderly people — aged 50 years and above — have for long been regarded as disinterested and lacking desire for sex. The notion has particularly been associated with women. But contrary to the belief, the age group is very much still in the game and feels left out and discriminated ...
Tsvangirai speaks on battle with cancer 9 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has lost his hair in his latest battle with cancer, telling the Daily News in an exclusive interview on Monday that he feels like he is almost close to regaining full fitness. Tsvangirai has gone through 10 gruelling chemotherapy sessions at a South Afr...
Drug-resistant HIV strains hit Zim 9 August 2017 HARARE - Drug-resistant HIV strains are turning up in parts of Zimbabwe as the virus stretches beyond high-risk groups and gains a stronger foothold on the general population. The World Health Organisation has issued an alert warning of drug resistant HIV in six countries including Zimbabwe, w...
Hospital faces suit over medical malpractice 7 August 2017 HARARE - A 44-year-old woman tragically lost her fingers on her most active right hand due to a medical error at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Netsai Matibe from Dzivaresekwa Extension in Harare is mulling dragging the hospital to court for medical negligence, alleging the loss of her hand ...
'Govt considering allowing doctors to advertise' 4 August 2017 HARARE - Government is considering amending the policy which prohibits doctors from advertising in the media, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. Chegutu East Zanu PF MP Webster Shamhu asked in the National Assembly what government's policy was on the matter. This co...
Nust opens DNA testing clinic 3 August 2017 HARARE - The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has set up a DNA testing facility offering quick and easy tests to determine paternity and other biological connections. Nust’s Applied Genetic Testing Centre (AGTC) is offering DNA testing services starting at $100. A full p...
Zim failing to support breastfeeding: UN 3 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is not doing enough to help mothers breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of six months, a UN-backed study has said, as it called for government to pass laws for paid maternity leave. Experts said investing in breastfeeding — which helps prevent infant deaths an...
One million Zimbabweans on ARVs 3 August 2017 HARARE - At least one million people — including youth and children — are now on anti-retroviral treatment (Art) in Zimbabwe, up from around 800 000 a year ago, latest statistics have revealed. Zimbabwe — a largely Christian country with a 13 million-plus population — is among the countries in...
Govt moves in to control herbal medicines 30 July 2017 HARARE - Government through the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has moved in to control complementary medicines, which include herbal medicines, as the country records an influx of the products. The products which include but not limited to those of Forever Living, Greenworld, T...