Zimbabwe: Nurses Lay Foundation For Better Chronic Disease Management
[MSF] In Zimbabwe, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are estimated to account for 31% of total deaths, with diabetes, hypertension and asthma as the main killers.   The country has been facing a number of challenges that have resulted in the deterioration of many facets of daily life, most notably the health sector. Healthcare workers are overwhelmed and doctors, especially in rural areas, are scarce. Millions of Zimbabweans are disconnected from health netw orks, living far away from larger cities and unable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Schools Disinfected'
[The Herald] All boarding schools used as quarantine centres have been disinfected and are safe, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told Senate yesterday during the Question and Answer session. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Sued Over Clinics' Closure, Sewer Reticulation
[The Herald] HARARE City Council's closure of clinics that serve as birth centres, have caused untold suffering to pregnant women, some of whom lose their babies, has brought untold suffering to health-seeking residents in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers' Safety First - WHO
[263Chat] World Health Organization has urged governments across the world to keep health workers safe in order to protect patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Where Are the Govt Covid-19 Social Safety Nets?
[Kubatana.net] WALPE in partnership with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) with the support from Christian Aid were on the 7th to the 10th of September 2020 in Mutasa District in Manicaland province for the Citizen Social Accountability Engagement Forums that were held in wards 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 26, 28 and 31. The platforms organised by the three organisations' Women Leadership Networks (WALANs) and Citizen Accountability Teams (CATs) were used to facilitate dialogue, exchange of ideas and participator (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Air Zimbabwe Resumes Domestic and Regional Flights
[New Zimbabwe] Air Zimbabwe has announced its resumption of both domestic and regional flights starting 23 September and 3 October, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Curfew Remains in Place
[The Herald] The 8pm to 6am curfew to restrict night activities as part of Government measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 remains in place despite the extension of business hours permitted for exempted non-essential businesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Eases Lockdown Restrictions As Inter-City Travel Resumes
[263Chat] Government has approved the resumption of inter-city travel pending registration by transport operators for compliance with the Covid-19 regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Aiding Govt Clampdown On Dissent
[263Chat] The COVID-19 pandemic has largely helped government in perpetuating human rights abuses under the cover of enforcing lockdown regulations, civil society organisations have lamented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Warned Against Fully Relaxing Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions
[263Chat] Health Workers have warned the government against fully relaxing coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions without fully capacitating the healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Mudzuri Tests Positive for Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] Opposition MDC-T official and senator Elias Mudzuri has revealed testing positive for Covid-19 while pleading for prayers after being hospitalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Electoral Commission Lifts Covid-19 Embargo On Elections
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has lifted the ban on conduction elections which was imposed in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic early this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Forex Scandal Rocks Clinic
[The Herald] Nurses and clerks at Harare City Council-run Highfield Polyclinic are in the eye of a storm for allegedly prioritising patients paying US dollars, which they then convert and submit payment in local currency to the hospital on the patients' behalf, prejudicing council of potential revenue in forex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sports Ministry Proposes Conditions for Football Return
[New Zimbabwe] Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry says they have given ZIFA a proposal for football to return with a bio-bubble concept to ensure all the clubs camp in a safe environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Ease On Lockdown Measures No Sign of Victory Over Covid-19 - Minister
[New Zimbabwe] Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa says the continued easing of the country's Covid-19 lockdown restrictions should not be misconstrued as a sign the country was winning the war against the pandemic but rather, it was balancing protection of lives and economic interests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Council to Conduct Budget Consultations Via WhatsApp
[New Zimbabwe] Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bulawayo City council will this year conduct its 2021 budget consultation meetings via WhatsApp although there are concerns high costs on data would likely impact the process negatively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hotels-Cum-Quarantine Centres Ignore Covid-19 Rules - Union
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says a recent assessment it carried out showed most hotels granted permission to operate as Covid-19 isolation centres did not have adequate protective systems thereby exposing employees to the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Fake Drivers' Licences Flood Market
[New Zimbabwe] The nearly six-month closure of the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID), which has resulted in the government department failing to offer tests to learner drivers and issue drivers' licences has seen an increase of fake licences flooding the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nurses Turn Clinics Into Illegal Foreign Currency Trade Centres
[New Zimbabwe] Harare residents have accused city council health workers of neglecting their duties and turning clinics into illegal but lucrative foreign currency trading centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Felt Chin'ono 'Crossed the Line' for Exposing Family's Covid-19 Deals
[New Zimbabwe] JOURNALIST Hopewell Chin'ono has narrated how President Emmerson Mnangagwa was infuriated following a series of articles he had written exposing how the first family was corruptly benefiting from government's Covid-19 deals worth millions of US dollars. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Young People Living On Harare's Streets Provide Glimpses Into Life Under Covid-19 Lockdown
[The Conversation Africa] The lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, has had drastic effects on children and young people who live on the streets of many African cities. Their lives, even in "normal" times, are marked by ongoing hardship and tenacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Navygeta Finds 'Happy Place' in Lockdown
[The Herald] It is arguably true that the creative sector has been the most adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: KidzCan Helps Protect Children With Cancer From Covid-19
[The Herald] KidzCan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), yesterday donated an assortment of goods worth thousands of dollars to assist children with cancer at Parirenyatwa Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Outlines Health Policy to Partners
[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Wednesday briefed foreign and local development partners and suppliers on the new structures in the Ministry of Health and Child Care and other moves taken to boost efficiency and expand local capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Normalcy Returns to Major Hospitals
[The Herald] Most hospitals across the country are back to normal after nurses heeded the call by Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) to end their industrial action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nurses Return to Work As Chiwenga Promises Hefty Wage Increases
[New Zimbabwe] Striking nurses in public hospitals have returned to work following Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's promise early this week that the government will improve their salaries and working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: The Horrendous Loneliness Under Covid-19
[263Chat] Sitting on run-down precast wall with one hand clutching the right jaw, Catherine Kasiyandima (35) goes down memory lane reminiscing the days that she used to wake up early in the morning going to work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Remain Unmoved By Chiwenga's Restructuring Plan
[263Chat] Medical doctors remain unmoved by the restructuring proposal by the new health and child care minister Vice President Constantino Chiwenga saying they will only make a decision after fully understanding details of his plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Dumping Its Social Responsibility On Donors - MPs
[Kubatana.net] The Felix Mhona-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development says the government has dumped its social responsibility to donors citing the paltry funding the latter has put towards the fight against Covid-19 compared to donor interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Opens Skies to International Flights
[263Chat] Government has announced the re-opening of the country's skies to both domestic and international flights with effect from 10 September and 1st of October respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: No Forex for Foreign Medical Care - Chiwenga
[263Chat] The government has put in place strategies to reduce the number of patients who seek medical treatment outside the country, Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Council Blames Covid-19 for Poor 2020 Budget Performance
[New Zimbabwe] The prevailing Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on the Chinhoyi Municipality's revenue collection efficiency, a development that has led to poor service delivery and slow pace in implementing capital projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Resumes Flights, Beer Outlets Reopen
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe will resume domestic flights this Thursday and international flights next month, while beer outlets are now allowed to operate, but under strict Covid-19 guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Measures Relaxed
[The Herald] Returning residents tested within 48 hours before their return have since last Friday been allowed to self-quarantine at home if that test was negative rather than stay in a quarantine centre while those without certificates were being allowed home if they tested negative at the quarantine centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: PSL Dismiss Football Restart
[The Herald] THE Premier Soccer League yesterday ruled out the possibility of their clubs returning to training this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 - New Clinic Needed for Mutasa Community As Exam Classes Reopen
[The Herald] With schools expected to reopen for exam classes in the next few weeks, communities in Mutasa have expressed concern that their children might be at risk of contracting Covid-19 as the clinic in Mount Jenya is operating within school premises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: No More Overseas Treatment for Senior Govt Officials - VP Chiwenga
[New Zimbabwe] The government will no longer avail foreign currency to assist cabinet ministers and other senior officials seek medical treatment in state-of-the-art health facilities outside Zimbabwe, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'VP Chiwenga Appointment As Health Minister Illegal'
[New Zimbabwe] A legal think-tank, Veritas, says Vice President Constantino Chiwenga cannot initiate any law-making procedures on behalf of the Ministry of Health as his controversial appointment to the portfolio last month was illegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: No Private Taxi Return Post Covid-19 - Govt
[263Chat] Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Secretary, Nick Mangwana has indicated that private commuter omnibuses will not return on the road in the post COVID-19 period, in a development that will make the government-run Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) the sole public transport operator. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Inspiring Role of Nurses and Midwives' On the Covid-19 Frontline in Zimbabwe
[WHO] By Tatenda Chimbwanda (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zadhr Donate Ppes to United Bulawayo Hospital
[New Zimbabwe] Spread This News (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Survival analysis and prognostic factors associated with the timing of first forced sexual act among women in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Cote d'Ivoire - Fagbamigbe AF, Abi R, Akinwumi T, Ogunsuji O, Odigwe A, Olowolafe T.
The paucity of information on the age at which Forced Sexual Act (FSA) among women occur and the factors affecting the timings in Africa necessitated this study. We assessed the timing of first FSA and its prognostic factors among women in three African co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Lockdowns in SADC Spawn Massive Smuggling
[Zimbabwe Independent] Regional   revenue authorities have established collaborative partnerships to combat the proliferation of smuggled goods in the wake of Covid-19 transborder restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Parliament No-Show As More MPs Test Positive for Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who doubles as the country's health minister, failed to show up to take questions from backbenchers during parliament's question and answer session on Wednesday as Covid-19 takes its toll on parliamentarians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Building Stronger Economies After Covid-19
[The Herald] The Covid-19 virus may stalk countries for longer periods than envisaged. This has been the realisation by most countries as they ease lockdown measures against the backdrop of debilitating effects on economies caused by Covid-19 containment measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Journalist Chin'ono Dragged to Court Despite 'Covid-19 Symptoms'
[New Zimbabwe] Hopewell Chin'ono looked frail when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna on Tuesday with lawyers insisting the journalist was not supposed to be in court after a private doctor had indicated Monday he may have contracted Covid-19 while in prison custody. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Country Hit By Shortage of Covid-19 Test Kits
[New Zimbabwe] A cabinet minister says the country is facing serious shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and has put up plans to source loads of the crucial material locally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mobile Refill for TB, ART Patients
[The Herald] PEOPLE living with HIV and those with tuberculosis can now collect their medication from mobile refill centres in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Chin'ono Not a Risk to Inmates'
[The Herald] Political activist Hopewell Chin'ono has no symptoms of Covid-19 and is not a risk to other inmates, the court heard yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Journalists Apply for Discharge On Charges of Breaching Covid-19 Regulations
[MISA] Freelance journalists Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira on 1 September 2020 applied for discharge at the close of the State case on allegations of breaching the COVID-19 regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news