Articles tagged 'tuberculosis'

Zim runs out of TB drugs 26 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is running out of stocks of fixed dose combinations (FDC) drugs for the intensive phase of treatment of tuberculosis (TB). According to a statement by the ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), the drugs in shortage are those used in the first two months of TB treatment. ...
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...
Bid to cut cancer deaths 28 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is launching an audacious effort to try to reduce cancer deaths and improve early detection of the disease. Government was mulling offering medical resources in the national budget for the cure. This emerged after Manicaland senator Anthony Chimhini asked government to urg...
BCG (TB) vaccine in short supply 25 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is experiencing yet another shortage of the BCG vaccine meant to protect new-born babies from contracting Tuberculosis (TB), a snap survey conducted by the Daily News has revealed. This has put thousands of babies born in the past two months at risk of contracting the disease...
Call for home-based care for drug-resistant TB 18 May 2014 HARARE - Many children wail when they receive an injection, but Tanyaradzwa Mungare,3, is braving months of injections. “Tanya”, as he is affectionately called, has to receive an injection at least six days every week. On top of the daily jab, Tanyaradzwa has to swallow a combination of fiv...
Drug resistant TB cases surge 18 March 2014 HARARE - The tuberculosis scourge in Zimbabwe shows no sign of respite with the number of multi-drug resistant cases rising across the country, a preliminary research paper says. Experts now fear reversal of successes registered so far against MultiDrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR TB). Thi...
Poverty scuttling TB fight 11 December 2013 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa says interventions to stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB) are being scuttled by poverty. Parirenyatwa said poverty has become a co-partner with HIV in stimulating TB. “Resurgence of tuberculosis in the modern era is mostly fuelled by poverty and ...
Harare decentralises TB care, treatment 16 September 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council has moved to decentralise the treatment of tuberculosis (TB), with all 12 polyclinics equipped not only to initiate patients on HIV treatment, but also to prescribe for and monitor TB patients, a city health official has said. Prosper Chonzi, the city health servic...