Articles tagged 'health'

'Medical practitioners supplying drug to black market' 12 November 2017 HARARE - Medical practitioners are supplying the black market with pethidine — a post-surgery painkiller — resulting in artificial shortages of the drug, a health expert has claimed. Psychiatric expert Munyaradzi Madhombiro told the Daily News on Sunday that the drug is being used as an illici...
I'm recovering: Tsvangirai 10 November 2017 HARARE - Former Prime Minister in the unity government, Morgan Tsvangirai, is now out of danger. Tsvangirai left for South Africa last month to seek urgent medical attention after his condition had suddenly deteriorated. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the colon in June last year and h...
Tsvangirai in high spirits 3 November 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai — who was flown to South Africa last week after his condition had deteriorated — is said to be in high spirits, and looking forward to contest in the 2018 polls. His spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, told the Daily News yesterday that Tsvangirai was more...
Blood supplies critically low 3 November 2017 HARARE - The National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has said stocks of all blood types are critically low, with two days’ supply only left. If not quickly addressed, the development will worsen the health crisis in Zimbabwe, as most public hospitals are already failing to stock basic drugs...
Lack of funds stalls health projects 3 November 2017 HARARE - The Health ministry has failed to implement projects they had been earmarked to improve the health sector in Zimbabwe, owing to poor resource allocation by Treasury, an official said. Speaking before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health, Health ministry permanent secretary Ge...
'Tsvangirai in excruciating pain' 30 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai — who is fighting an aggressive form of cancer of the colon — is struggling with excruciating pain, one of his closest allies told the Daily News yesterday. The MDC leader was last Wednesday airlifted to South Africa, with his spokesperson Luke Tamb...
Gweru hospital turns away poor patient 30 October 2017 HARARE - Gweru General Hospital allegedly turned away a patient who needed emergency care because he had no cash. The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa said the hospital refused to treat a poor patient who had no cash but was willing to pay through Ecocash. Efforts to obtain comment ...
'Safeguard traditional medical knowledge' 30 October 2017 HARARE - There are no chemically-manufactured drugs in Godfrey Mwerenga’s pharmacy. However, the small shop in Harare, branded Modern Herbal Drugs and Cosmetics Clinic, looks ordinary — bottles of medicines in shelves and jars of powder all over believed to fight all ailments from headache to ...
Let's all pray for Tsvangirai 27 October 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading when MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe this week appealed to ordinary Zimbabweans to pray for her boss Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently sidelined by illness. It is even sad that his illness seems to getting more serious with the 2018 elections around the corne...
Tsvangirai critically ill 27 October 2017 HARARE - Ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was on Wednesday airlifted to South Africa for urgent medical attention as his failing health begins to cause panic in his 18-year-old opposition party. The Daily News can report that Tsvangirai boarded the South African Airways flight on Wednesday ...
Should MDC look beyond Tsvangirai? 27 October 2017 HARARE - The succession issue has cost Zimbabwe a lot in the past few years within and without the ruling Zanu PF. There is no denying the fact that President Robert Mugabe — at the helm of the country since independence from the British in 1980 — is now frail and in the twilight of his career...
Harare seeks approval for typhoid vaccine 26 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council wants to introduce a typhoid vaccine in a bid to prevent infections in Zimbabwe’s capital. Health services director Prosper Chonzi said council had been dispensing the vaccine to some of its employees but now want to roll it out to the rest of the city. This com...
Soaring drug prices slash life expectancy: Doctors 26 October 2017 HARARE - The high-profile price hikes of medication have raised the ire of rights doctors. Evans Spanton, the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights, said a lot of Zimbabweans are on chronic medication and this development will significantly reduce quality of...
Mzembi in costly boob 24 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi could be ruing his attempts to ingratiate himself with President Robert Mugabe after masterminding his short-lived appointment as the first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) African ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) ...
WHO revokes Mugabe honour 23 October 2017 HARARE - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rescinded an honour it had bestowed on President Robert Mugabe last Thursday in the wake of a deafening global outcry from affiliate organisations and stakeholders in the health services sector, the Daily News can report. In a move befitting an ...
Govt unveils guidelines for radiotherapy 17 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has unveiled guidelines for administering radiotherapy during cancer treatment. Health and Child Care ministry permanent secretary Gerald Gwinji said the guidelines would establish standards in the care of cancer patients in need of radiotherapy. “The guidelines seek to br...
Zim introduces better ARV drug 16 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has introduced a new user-friendly Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ARV) drug which experts say has fewer side effects on users, and also  increases adherence to treatment. The new combination drug called Tenofovir, Lamivudine, Efavirenz — also  known as TLE400 — is said to be the ...
Tsvangirai's return renews hope 14 October 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe mid-afternoon yesterday after almost a month of medical treatment in South Africa over his colon cancer ailment. Supporters of the MDC president staged celebrations at Harvest House to welcome him home. Tsvangirai’s return was announced throug...
'HIV diagnosis impacts mental health' 11 October 2017 HARARE - Most people living with HIV suffer some form of mental illness from the shock of their diagnosis, director of mental health services in the Health and Child Care ministry Dorcas Sithole has said. Sithole said the initial shock of knowing one’s status triggers a lot of emotions, with m...
Harare Central Hospital wards potholed: CEO 6 October 2017 HARARE - Harare Central Hospital (HCH) is in dire need of repairs, with some wards developing potholes, chief executive officer Peggy Zvavamwe said yesterday. Zvavamwe said this at the hand-over of a female orthopaedic ward refurbished by State pension fund National Social Security Authority (...
Funding shortfall stalls Vic Falls hospital's ICU 3 October 2017 HARARE - A critical funding shortfall has stalled completion of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Victoria Falls District Hospital, Health and Child Care deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa has said. Bekithemba Mpofu, Hwange West MP, had asked the deputy minister to explain to the august House w...
Mberengwa fails to attract doctors due to housing crisis 3 October 2017 HARARE - Doctors are refusing to take up a job at Mberengwa District Hospital because of lack of accommodation, Health and Child Care deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa has told the National Assembly. This was after Mberengwa North MP Tafanana Zhou asked the deputy minister to inform the House whe...
Govt must provide medication for prisoners 28 September 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading that prison inmates have claimed an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in the country’s prisons and correctional facilities is now threatening their survival. According to press reports  government is failing to provide medication in prisons and correct...
Zim doctors threaten to strike 26 September 2017 HARARE - Doctors in Zimbabwe's public healthcare system have threatened to strike in protest over salaries whose value is being wiped out by a deepening economic crisis. Zimbabwean doctors have demanded that government put in place contingency measures that ensure health workers are adequately...
Concern over sexual consent age 25 September 2017 HARARE - While the move to enact a Bill enforcing punitive mandatory sentencing for rapists and sexual abuse perpetrators has been widely embraced, legislators have raised concern over its inability to address the issue of the age of sexual consent, which stakeholders argue is crucial in curbing ...