Articles tagged 'itai rusike'

Barring of injured from emergency services slammed 19 January 2019 HARARE - The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has condemned the obstruction of injured citizens from emergency medical services in the wake of the violence that rocked the country during the stay-away. CWG executive director Itai Rusike expressed concern over the consequences of the cu...
Challenges public health sector: CWGH 18 December 2018 Q: The challenges in the public health sector and, indeed, the health industry at large are not new as they have been with us since the early 1990s. As the CWGH, do you have confidence in the ability of the current administration to resolve them? A: Now that the elections are over, the people ...
Health budget slated as 'grossly inadequate' 30 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's 2019 health budget remains grossly inadequate to fund the critical needs in the sector, the Community Working Group on Health has said. CWG executive director Itai Rusike told the Daily News that government continues its over reliance on development partners, which raises t...
Contraceptives prices shoot up 15 October 2018 HARARE - For the average Zimbabwean, birth control pills are lifestyle drugs while condoms are one of those accessories many would put into the shopping basket without considering the cost. Well, that was before commodity prices skyrocketed due to limited foreign currency coupled with the intr...
Concerns over delayed public health law 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has made a passionate plea to MPs and Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa to prioritise the finalisation of the Public Health Amendment Bill before the dissolution of the current Parliament. CWGH executive director Itai Rusike...
Health ministry bemoans poor budget 29 January 2018 HARARE - The health sector's $520 million 2018 budget allocation remains too low, despite Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa having increased it from $454 million, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said. He said there was a lot of damage, wear and tear at the hospitals that needs to be fixed....
Govt directive plunges hospitals into crisis 3 January 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals could be driven towards the brink of closure through the implementation of a long-standing government policy compelling them to offer free treatment to expecting mothers, children under the age of five, and citizens above the age of 65 years. This follows a recent dir...
Ebola: Concern over Zim's preparedness 25 August 2014 HARARE - Health officials are discussing ways to improve precautions against the spread of infectious diseases in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak, government officials say. This comes as Zimbabwe's state of preparedness on the Ebola outbreak has been branded as worrisome by aid agencies. ...
Is Zimbabwe prepared for Ebola? 25 August 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s state of preparedness in dealing with emergency diseases is worrisome and frightening. The laid back and lackadaisical attitude by those tasked to deal with such issues add to the shambolic state of infrastructure in our healthcare delivery system which is supposed to be a ...