Zimbabwe:Gay Clinics Set to Be Established Throughout the Country
[New Zimbabwe] THE National Aids Council (NAC) is set to establish five drop-in health centres around the country for men having sex with men (MSM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Men's Health Clinics Set to Be Established Throughout the Country
[New Zimbabwe] The National Aids Council (NAC) is set to establish five drop-in health centres around the country for men having sex with men (MSM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe On the Verge of Eliminating Aids
[CAJ News] Bulawayo -Zimbabwe is on course to attain global targets set by the United Nations (UN) to eradicate the HIV/AIDS scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk factors and health consequences of physical and emotional violence against children in Zimbabwe: a nationally representative survey - Chigiji H, Fry D, Mwadiwa TE, Elizalde A, Izumi N, Baago-Rasmussen L, Maternowska MC.
This study provides, for the first time, comparable national population-based estimates that describe the nature and magnitude of physical and emotional violence during childhood in Zimbabwe. METHODS: From August to September 2011, we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

These Are the Best Places to See the Lunar Eclipse on July 27
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. While the 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S., places all around the world — including the Middle East and Greece — will be in prime locations to see the celestial event. After searching for areas that are projected to have the clearest skies and longest window of time to see the entire four-hour eclipse, TIME compiled a list of the best places to see the July 27 total lunar eclipse. Cairo, Egypt People in Cairo will be able to see the entire lunar eclipse — and it’s likely that there won&r...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Intensifies Control of Tick-Borne Diseases
[The Herald] The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has heightened disease control measures to curb the spread of tick-borne diseases amid reports that the country has already lost over 3 400 cattle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Decentralising HIV Diagnosis Bears Fruits
[The Herald] "We can now easily switch our clients from one drug to another. Once a client walks into our institution, we can quickly check for their viral load count and take necessary intervention immediately," says Leonard Nyakabau, an HIV focal person at Hauna District Hospital in Manicaland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:10,000 Flu Cases, 12 Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] Twelve people died in Zimbabwe in a week as a result of a flu outbreak affecting nearly 10,000 people, the Ministry of Health and Child Care reported today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe commissions 1st diagnostic radiology center
The government of Zimbabwe has commissioned the country's first diagnostic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dr. Philip Palmer, pioneering radiologist in Africa, dies World Health Imaging launches global mission (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Giving Out ARVs to High-Risk Groups
[The Herald] Gweru -Government has started giving out antiretroviral drugs to selected HIV negative people who are at high risk of contracting the virus, to reduce chances of infection, Dreams and Key Population coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Mr Taurai Bhatasara has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Common Cold, Influenza Kill 12
[The Herald] At least 12 people have died of common cold and influenza in the country this year while 9 962 cases of the diseases have been reported in one week countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:VP Chiwenga Blames Opposition for Harare Cholera Plague
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has blamed the incidence of cholera that broke out in Harare South early this year on alleged failure by the MDC-T led council to provide adequate service delivery to rate payers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Adopts Manual for Treating Gays, Sex Workers At Health Centres
[New Zimbabwe] THE ministry of health has approved a training manual to be used by all health practitioners in treating gays and sex workers in the country's health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Teachers, Nurses to Get Jobs - VP Chiwenga
[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday said Government has plans to ensure that unemployed teachers and nurses in the country end up getting jobs. Speaking during a well attended Zanu-PF rally at Nkayi Business Centre in Matabeleland North Province, VP Chiwenga said Government was committed to addressing the shortage of teachers at schools in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Man Allegedly Rapes, Infects Daughter With HIV
[The Herald] A 29-year-old Harare man allegedly raped and infected his 11-year-old daughter with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a court heard yesterday. After the act, the man, (name withheld to protect the victim) reportedly threatened his daughter with unspecified action is she disclosed the offence to anyone. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The effectiveness of community-based rehabilitation as a strategy for improving quality of life and disaster resilience for children with disability in rural Zimbabwe - Bongo PP, Dziruni G, Muzenda-Mudavanhu C.
The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the community-based rehabilitation (CBR) project in Ward 20 of Chipinge in Zimbabwe and ascertain the positive district changes in the quality of life and disaster resilience of children with disability. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Environmental challenges posed by veld fires in fragile regions: the case of the Bulilima and Mangwe districts in southern Zimbabwe - Dube E.
This original research confronted challenges to environmental management and sustainability posed by veld fires in the Bulilima and Mangwe Districts of Matabeleland in the South Province in southern Zimbabwe. Veld fires have affected the fauna and flora, p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Flooding and poverty: two interrelated social problems impacting rural development in Tsholotsho district of Matabeleland North province in Zimbabwe - Dube E, Mtapuri O, Matunhu J.
Flooding and poverty are the two social problems that have coexisted within the rural communities of Tsholotsho district. As a result, both problems have negatively affected and disrupted the everyday pattern of lives of people living in the district. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Stigma in Mental Health Must Stop!
[The Herald] The word stigma referred originally to a mark or brand on Greek slaves, clearly separating them from free men. In common usage the word signifies a disgrace or defect placed on another human. There are two ways stigma is expressed: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A call to establish a child-centred disaster management framework in Zimbabwe - Sillah RM.
This article, based mainly on qualitative desk research and document analysis, aims to illuminate the specifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The contribution of indigenous knowledge to disaster risk reduction activities in Zimbabwe: a big call to practitioners - Dube E, Munsaka E.
This article examined the contribution of indigenous knowledge to disaster risk reduction activities in Zimbabwe. The current discourse underrates the use of indigenous knowledge of communities by practitioners when dealing with disasters', as the knowledg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Free Blood for Public, Mission Hospitals
[The Herald] Government has said blood will now be offered free of charge to patients at public health institutions and mission hospitals with immediate effect. The scraping of fees for the life saving commodity follows President Mnangagwa's directive to scrap associated charges last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Scraps Blood User Fee
[263Chat] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has scrapped blood user fees amid indications that the country's blood bank has enough stock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Takes Cancer Drive to Chipinge
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa on Saturday toured Mt Selinda Hospital and orphanage in Chipinge District, where authorities apprised her of the urgent need for cancer awareness campaigns in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Warns Communities Against Drinking Canal Water
[The Herald] Government has warned some communities in the Lowveld against drinking water from irrigation canals, saying it has serious health consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Intensifies Cancer Awareness Campaigns
[The Herald] The First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has intensified cancer screening awareness campaigns with the number of people getting screened for the disease increasing threefold. The Ministry of Health and Child Care has also as a result increased its target for cancer screening from 100 000 to 200 000 this year, with over 60 000 having already been screened from January to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Food Services Body Launched
[The Herald] Government on Thursday launched the Zimbabwe Hospital Food Services Association, which is aimed at strengthening and upholding health care ethics, care services for families and society and taking greater care over health services management interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Kwekwe, Mberengwa Lead As HIV Prevalence Surges in Midlands
[New Zimbabwe] Statistics from the National Aids Council (NAC) has revealed that Midlands is in the red when it comes to HIV infection and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Medical Aid Fund Taps Into 'Jobless' Market
[263Chat] Fast growing Gweru based Medical Aid Company the Zimbabwe General Medical Aid Fund (ZG Medical) has begun tapping into the country's vast jobless market which is usually neglected by most insurance and medical aid companies by target clients with no pay slips. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:National AIDS Council Assesses Sexual Behaviour of Prison Inmates
[The Herald] The National AIDS Council (NAC) has embarked on a survey to assess sexual behaviour of prison inmates as well as drug abuse, to ascertain whether there is HIV transmission in prisons. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Launches 'HIV Prevention' Pill
[The Herald] Government last week launched the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy (PrEP), which is meant to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Defers ARV Drug Roll-Out
[The Herald] Government has deferred the national roll-out of Dolutegravir -- an anti-retroviral drug for adolescent girls and women of child-bearing age --following reports from Botswana that the drug is associated with birth deformities in infants born to HIV-positive mothers taking the drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Zimbabwe to Co-Chair Health Assembly
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is ready to chair this year's 71st session of the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva following its election last year. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an interview in Harare yesterday just before leaving for Geneva, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said Zimbabwe in particular and Africa in general will utilise this opportunity to bring issues affecting the continent on the fore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Minister Parirenyatwa Clarifies Position on Marijuana Farming
[Kubatana.net] The Minister Health and Child Welfare, Dr. David Parirenyatwa, has clarified the government's position for growing cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Honoured
[The Herald] First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has vowed to fight maternal death by ensuring efficient utilisation of available resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:TB in Children Goes Unreported
[The Herald] More than half of childhood tuberculosis (TB) cases are going unreported due to difficulties in diagnosing children, deputy director for Aids and Tuberculosis in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Charles Sandy has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Floats U.S.$59 Million Drug Tender
[The Herald] Government has floated a drug tender worth $59 million from the Health Levy, amid revelations that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has increased its foreign currency allocation for the procurement of medicine to about $4 million weekly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Blood Services Set to Get New Board
[The Herald] The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) is set to get a new board of directors following the successful holding of the branch annual general meetings. The meetings were held across the company's five branches in recent weeks. Harare branch has a new committee, resulting in replacement of retired Justice Leslie Smith. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flood vulnerability and relocation readiness in Zimbabwe - Mavhura E, Collins A, Bongo PP.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to examine vulnerability conditions to flood disasters in Tokwe-Mukorsi community, Zimbabwe and identifies the barriers that constrained the community from relocating to safe sites. Design/methodology/approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Desert Chitungwiza Municipality
[The Herald] Nurses are reportedly deserting Chitungwiza Municipality en masse to seek "greener pastures" at Government institutions after the recent salary review, a development likely to compromise service delivery at council clinics in the dormitory town, The Herald has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fake Honey Floods Market
[New Zimbabwe] The Apostolic Product Certification Zimbabwe has expressed concern at the proliferation of fake honey on the streets with many of its members falling victim. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV/Aids Patients Fail to Access Drugs As Clinics Demand U.S.$1 Per Visit
[New Zimbabwe] Goromonzi -A number of people in need of HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART), supplied for free by the government, are failing to access the drugs on time as some health centres here are demanding that each patient should pay $1 on each visit, putting the lives of the many at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Midlands Minister Ncube Commissions Clinic
[The Herald] Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Owen Ncube last week commissioned Ruchanyu Clinic, which was built by Shurugwi-based Unki Mine as part of its corporate social responsibility under the sponsorship of Anglo American Zimbabwe Company's Chairman Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt to Decentralise Maternal Health Services
[The Herald] Government has embarked on a drive to strengthen primary health care in the country through decentralisation of the deployment of midwives, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:PEPFAR Adds Strength, Endurance to Homeless World Cup Preps
[U.S. Embassy Harare] Harare -President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare' Hatcliffe township June 2nd. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nutrition Key to National Development
[The Herald] Malnutrition continues to be a challenge for many countries around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Condom Distribution to Prisons Sparks Religious, Moral Debate
[The Herald] Alfred Kurai (not his real name) twitches uncomfortably as the "talk" begins. He says calling this an interview would make him feel dehumanised and uncomfortable. Kurai is a convict in a Zimbabwean prison. Having been convicted on a fraud charge 6 years ago, he is due to be released soon and relishes the prospect of soon meeting and reuniting with his wife and family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news