Articles tagged 'parirenyatwa'

Poll fury wipes out blood bank 12 August 2018 HARARE - The country’s blood supplier, National Blood Service Zimbabwe  (NBSZ), has made an urgent appeal for blood donations after its stocks dwindled perilously following the recent ugly clashes in Harare between opposition supporters and security agents, which left at least six people dead and...
Govt fires striking nurses 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has with immediate effect fired all striking nurses who did not heed its order to return to work, arguing the action was politically motivated and had nothing to do with conditions of service. In a statement last night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said: “What mak...
Zim counting cost of doctors' strike 2 April 2018 HARARE - Lester Simango arrived at the country’s largest referral hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), visibly in pain and with his clothes hanging over his frail frame, battered by disease. He was among scores of patients who trooped to an oversubscribed PGH and waited in vain for...
Parirenyatwa should quit 1 April 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa should just do the honourable thing and resign so as to save the little that is left of an ailing Zimbabwean health sector. The doctors' strike that crippled the entire health sector for more than three weeks is testimony of his shortcomings. Pari...
Doctors threaten to down tools 20 January 2018 HARARE - The country's medical doctors are threatening to down tools if government does not increase their on-call allowances by 50 percent, among other demands. In a letter dated January 18, 2018, addressed to the minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, the doctors said their de...
Global Fund grants Zimbabwe $502m 18 January 2018 HARARE - The Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria yesterday granted Zimbabwe $502 million, with government giving assurances that the money will not be misused. The head of the Global Fund Grant Management,  Mark Eddington, said: “This partnership present here ... we need to con...
Nac HIV/Cancer Pro-Am launched 27 September 2017 HARARE - The second edition of the National Aids Council (Nac) HIV/Cancer Prevention Pro-Am Golf Tournament was officially launched at Royal Harare Golf Club on Monday evening. Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa was the guest of honour at the launch of the tournament set to b...
Minister given ultimatum over food fortification 20 August 2017 HARARE - Millers have threatened to institute legal proceedings if Health minister David Parirenyatwa does not invalidate the food fortification policy, as health inspectors are threatening to arrest and shut down milling companies who do not abide by fortification guidelines. In an August 16 ...
ED poisoning: Gvt breaks silence 15 August 2017 HARARE – Government has launched a fully-fledged investigation to smoke out those behind the suspected poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is recovering at a private hospital in neighbouring South Africa, the Daily News can report. Mnangagwa was allegedly poisoned in Gwanda, whi...
Zim faces birth control pill shortage 24 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is facing a serious shortage of birth control pills and government is seized with the matter to ensure the situation does not get out of hand. In short supply, particularly in the rural areas, is the Marvelon tablet — a type of hormonal oral contraceptive, commonly known as a...
Health ministry faces legal action over debt 24 June 2017 HARARE - The Health and Child Care ministry is facing legal action over $70 million it owes to creditors, ramping up pressure on the indebted ministry whose finances are coming under intense scrutiny. Auditor-General Mildred Chiri urged government to rescue the stuttering ministry but the meas...
Govt to divert Aids levy to cancer treatment 22 June 2017 HARARE – Government will be diverting part of money collected for the Aids levy to bankroll cancer treatment, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. Aids levy — introduced in January 2000 — is collected through a Parliament special tax act, which requires formal employers an...
109 milling firms close, 13 000 rendered jobless 18 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe's economic turmoil has resulted in 109 milling companies closing down in the past eight years amid fears that the Mandatory Food Fortification programme will result in more milling companies twisting in the wind. Industry experts reason that these companies used to employ an ...
Sharp price hikes for basic goods 15 June 2017 HARARE – Consumers must brace for massive increases in the price of bread, maize-meal, cooking oil and sugar, hovering around 10 percent, as millers begin to comply with a government directive that requires them to add nutrients in the production of these basic products to reduce the long-term ef...
Govt to build new Harare hospital 13 May 2017 HARARE - Government plans to build a new hospital to replace all functions of the old and overwhelmed Harare Central Hospital (HCH), Health minister David Parirenyatwa (pictured) said. HCH was commissioned in 1958 to cater for approximately 630 black African patients. “We agreed with the pr...
Govt ratchets up fight against HIV 6 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The government has launched an ambitious $103 million, five-year HIV-testing strategy — to raise the number of people who know their status, as the country bids to build on the progress which has been made in the last seven years, which saw new HIV infections falling by 50 percent. ...
Prisoners face health risk 22 March 2017 HARARE - Scores of prisoners face a health risk after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa) threatened to cut off medical services to Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) over a $567 000 debt. Parirenyatwa provides medical care to incarcerated people, including midwifery ...
Doctors' strike begins 16 February 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of doctors  yesterday downed tools in a bid to push government to improve their conditions of service. This is the latest time doctors have gone on strike in the protracted dispute over pay and work rules. Several surgical operations have been cancelled as a result of the ...
HIV infection rise among adolescents 11 December 2016 HARARE - While the country has made enormous strides in reducing the HIV prevalence, gains made thus far could be reduced by a spike in infections among adolescents, the Health and Child Care ministry warned recently. Last year alone nearly 14 000 girls and young women, between the ages of 15 ...
Zim risks losing war on Aids 10 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is still in danger of losing the war on HIV/Aids despite major medical advances and more than 25 years of effort, if latest statistics are anything to go by. According to the United Nations, Zimbabwe ranks fifth among countries with the highest HIV/Aids prevalence in sub-Saha...
Zim steps up efforts to guard against Zika 7 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe has stepped up efforts to guard against the vicious Zika virus, a mosquito transmitted disease which can result in birth defects, through fumigation programmes across the country. Although the mosquito that transmits the virus is not found in Zimbabwe, Health minister David P...
Pray for Zim, minister pleads with Pope Francis 7 June 2016 HARARE - One of President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet ministers recently pleaded with Pope Francis to pray for Zimbabwe as the economic turmoil takes its toll yet again on long-suffering Zimbabweans. Health minister David Parirenyatwa, who last month attended a meeting on ending paediatric Aids, i...
'Zim athletes must carry condoms to Rio Olympics' 4 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean athletes going to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro must carry condoms to provide them with near complete anti-viral protection against the Zika virus. The health measure for the August 5-21 Olympics were made by Zimbabwe Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa on th...
Psmi strike continues 25 November 2015 HARARE - Scores of patients were yesterday turned away from Premier Service Medical Investments (Psmi) health facilities, as pressure mounts on government to settle a debt of $44 million it owes the service provider. Doctors who continued their strike for a second day running, did not even pit...
Psmas boss remains suspended 30 October 2015 HARARE - Top medical insurer, Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) has reversed the decision to reinstate managing director Henry Mandishona as the chaos caused by two ministers who interfered in the Psmas saga rages on. This follows a High Court suit filed by a Psmas member this week c...