Zimbabwe: Drugs and Zimdancehall - It's Time to Talk.
[Ilizwi263] Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love recently came clean about his addiction to cocaine. This must have been a difficult step for him to take, especially as it came as he reflected on the causes of his break up with former lover and artistic partner, Bounty Lisa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Promises Drugs, Equipment to Doctors
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has assured doctors at public hospitals that Government will ensure they are fully stocked with drugs and medical equipment while looking at their welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Update On MSF Emergency Response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth - Mozambique
[MSF] In early March, a storm cell brought heavy rains to Malawi before heading out to sea off the coast of Mozambique and intensifying into Cyclone Idai. In the early hours of the morning of 15 March, Idai returned to land wreaking havoc in the city of Beira, home to some 500,000 people, as well as in the surrounding districts of Manica and Sofala, where it has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. The cyclone then moved through to the Chimanimani region of Zimbabwe, causing fu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Medicines Sector Under Seige From Fortune Hunters
[The Herald] The pharmaceutical sector in Zimbabwe has been besieged by shrewd business people without medical background who have seen the industry as an Eldorado to mine super profits at the expense of national health. Following last week's expose that the sector was largely controlled by a cartel of agents, with exclusive dealership agreements for critical medicines from particular manufacturers, investigations by The Herald also revealed that only two of the top five wholesalers have a medical background. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Telemedicine Revolutionises Zim Healthcare
[The Herald] The recent launch of a new digital health application by the Zimbabwe Telemedicine Network (ZTN), that is expected to provide health education and other digital tools for use by health professionals, is a step in the right direction as the country moves to enhance health care service delivery and access to health for all. The mobile application called MyCpdZw was launched last week by the ZTN as part of efforts to promote the growth of information and communication technology in the country's health sector (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Teenage Pregnancy Higher in Primary Than High Schools
[New Zimbabwe] ADOLESCENT pregnancy in Zimbabwe varies widely according to wealth, geographical location and education, the recently released 2019 UNPFA state of the world population report said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: The Rush to Deliver Cholera Vaccines to Remote Communities in Zimbabwe
[WHO] It was a mad rush to the airfield. At the back of the jeep, Abi Kebra Belaye and her colleague Shamiso Nyasanu tensely shuffled papers - waybills of vaccines and other essential medical materials that needed to be dropped by helicopter in north-east Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Number of Women Dying During Child Birth a National Disaster - Official
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE's current economic problems have resulted in more women dying during childbirth, a senior government official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Drugs Cartel Holds Country to Ransom
[The Herald] A pharmaceutical drugs cartel, comprising mainly of businesspeople with links to India, is holding the country to ransom, amid revelations that only a few wholesalers have permission to distribute most "fast-moving" and cheaper drugs from India to the local market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Better Conditions of Service for Nurses Soon
[The Herald] Government is working towards the improvement of the health delivery system with priority being given to primary health care, the Minister of Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt Fails to Visit Its Deceased
[CAJ News] Mutare -THE Zimbabwean government has failed to visit the graves of over 150 of its nationals that were killed by recent floods and buried in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady Appointed Health Ambassador
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has vowed to continue working hard to ensure that there is affordable and quality health care for everyone in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Combined HIV First Liners Drug Introduced in Zimbabwe
[263Chat] MYLAN together with New Avakash have introduced a new drug called Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) meant to assist first liners on ARV treatment in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health Receives Us$1 Million Worth Donation
[263Chat] The Ministry of Health and Child Care received a US$1 Million worth of donation in equipment used for early infant diagnosis to eliminate Mother to Child HIV Transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parastatal Pharmacy Company Given Ultimatum
[The Herald] Government yesterday gave National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) directors a one-week ultimatum to disburse to various health institutions across the country, medicine stockpiled at the firm's Harare warehouse or risk losing their jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ahfoz Calls for Medical Aid Meeting
[The Herald] THE Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) has called for an urgent meeting with stakeholders following a request by medical aid societies to increase tariffs by up to 400 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Free Detection, Treatment of Cervical Cancer At Parirenyatwa Hospitals
[263Chat] Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in partnership with Hunan Provincial Maternal and Child Health Hospital from the People's Republic of China have extended an invitation to young women to come for free early cervical cancer detection and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Intensifies Measles Vaccination
[The Herald] Government has intensified efforts in measles vaccination coverage as the country joined the rest of Africa in commemorating the Africa Vaccination Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Double Nightmare for Cancer Patients As Machines Break Down
[New Zimbabwe] Cancer patients using Parirenyatwa and Mpilo have had their health worries further complicated by reports that radiotherapy machines at the two top government hospitals have not been working for almost month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US 1 of 8 nations where child & adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Speaks On Healthcare Costs
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the healthcare sector must cooperate and engage each other to sail through the challenges bedevilling the sector, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New CEOs for Harare, Chitungwiza Hospitals
[The Herald] The Health Services Board (HSB) has appointed Dr Tinashe Dhobbie as chief executive for Harare Central Hospital taking over from Dr Nyasha Masuka who resigned at the beginning of the month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Hosts a Second Regional Meeting On the Quest to Develop Non-Chemical-Based Vector Control Interventions for Malaria
[WHO] Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee from 10-12 April 2019 in Harare. The main objective of the meeting was to assess the participating countries' progress towards the implementation of the planned project activities for the period 2018-2019. The 1st Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee meeting was held in Eswatini, in April 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Cases 25% Up in Manicaland After Cyclone Idai
[263Chat] Manicaland province has recorded an upsurge in Malaria cases this year largely due to the Cyclone Idai which left behind an increased number of pools with stagnant water- a conducive breeding environment for mosquito. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: When Basic Supplies, Like Blood, Doesn't Reach Women Giving Birth
[allAfrica] I recently received a desperate call in the middle of the night from a doctor under my supervision at a hospital where I practice, informing me that a patient's uterus had ruptured (torn apart) during birth. The mother was referred to us because the hospital where she had delivered -- about 100 km away -- did not have blood for a transfusion.   She had lost so much blood. The doctor calling me was desperate because the patient needed an emergency operation to remove her uterus. But our hospital a (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: When Basic Supplies, Like Blood, Don't Reach Women Giving Birth
[allAfrica] I recently received a desperate call in the middle of the night from a doctor under my supervision at a hospital where I practice, informing me that a patient's uterus had ruptured (torn apart) during birth. The mother was referred to us because the hospital where she had delivered -- about 100 km away -- did not have blood for a transfusion.   She had lost so much blood. The doctor calling me was desperate because the patient needed an emergency operation to remove her uterus. But our hospital also ha (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Calls for United Action Against Malaria
[The Herald] Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Malaria Day 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Records 60 Percent Decline in Malaria Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] MALARIA deaths have sharply declined in Zimbabwe with 192 deaths recorded in 2018, down from 518 recorded the year before, Health and Child Care ministry has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sulfur isotopes in diamonds reveal differences in continent construction
Neoproterozoic West African diamonds contain sulfide inclusions with mass-independently fractionated (MIF) sulfur isotopes that trace Archean surficial signatures into the mantle. Two episodes of subduction are recorded in these West African sulfide inclusions: thickening of the continental lithosphere through horizontal processes around 3 billion years ago and reworking and diamond growth around 650 million years ago. We find that the sulfur isotope record in worldwide diamond inclusions is consistent with changes in tectonic processes that formed the continental lithosphere in the Archean. Slave craton diamonds that form...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Smit, K. V., Shirey, S. B., Hauri, E. H., Stern, R. A. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mother Flushes Baby Down the Toilet
[The Herald] A Chitungwiza woman has been ordered to perform 420 hours of community service for flushing her newborn baby down the toilet system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: NGO Launches Sexual Reproductive Health Mobile App
[Zimbabwe Standard] Southern Africa HIV and Aids Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) has launched a new mobile application aimed at empowering adolescents and youths to engage in social accountability monitoring of Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Zimbabwe in Global Blood Showcase
[The Herald] National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has been selected among six other countries in the world to share best practices in ensuring a safer and quality blood transfusion process. The five other countries are Rwanda, Cameroon, Belgium, Netherlands and the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the Hill to Advocate for and Honor Health Workers
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalApril 18, 2019World Health Worker Week was a time to  educate lawmakers on the tremendous impact of frontline health workers.During  World Health Worker Week 2019, frontline health workers and members of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) took to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to educate lawmakers and their staff on the tremendous impact frontline health workers have in their communities and to advocate for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health worker teams aro...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy World Health Worker Week Health Workforce Systems Nurses USA Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz’s research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome. “While tra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (B Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: MSF Emergency Response to Cyclone Idai and Flooding Crisis Update
[MSF] A weather system that produced heavy rains flooded parts of Malawi in early March 2019, before developing into Cyclone Idai which struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14-16 March, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cyclone-Affected Communities in Zimbabwe Being Vaccinated Against Cholera
[WHO] An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487 825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Patients Share Wards With Corpses At Chegutu Hospital
[The Herald] Authorities at Chegutu District Hospital are under fire for neglecting the institution's mortuary which has been dysfunctional for more than six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Minister Calls for Innovation in Hospitals
[263Chat] Minister of Health and Child Care, Obadiah Moyo has called on hospitals to embrace innovation in order to improve technological development in the medical sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hospital Conducts Post-Mortem Examination After Lawyers' Intervention
[263Chat] An independent pathologist on Friday 12 April 2019 conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of Witness Mashereni, who died last month under mysterious circumstances after his family's lawyers successfully petitioned the High Court to be granted access to conduct the autopsy to ascertain the cause of death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: University to Get Marijuana Licence
[The Herald] Midlands State University (MSU) has applied for a licence to grow mbanje for medicinal purposes following Government's legalisation of marijuana farming last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt, Unicef Roll Out Cholera Vaccinations
[The Herald] Government, with support from UNICEF, will start rolling out mass cholera vaccination in Chimanimani and Chipinge today targeting about 500 000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Carry Your Cross, Former Minister Parirenyatwa Told
[The Herald] Former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa's application for review was last week dismissed by a Harare magistrate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Lags Behind On Voluntary Male Circumcision - Report
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe currently has one of the poorest voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) coverage rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with 14.3 per cent of men aged 15-49 circumcised as of 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Uneducated Youth Twice Likely to Acquire HIV Than the Educated - Report
[263Chat] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set its sight on ensuring access to HIV prevention services by adolescence from Africa after a report released earlier this week showed that HIV has become the leading cause of death among its adolescence. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Trevor Dongo, Bazooker for Cyclone Idai Fundraising Gig
[263Chat] Award-winning RnB singer, Trevor Dongo and rising Zimdancehall chanter, Bazooker will tomorrow grace the Miss National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Former Minister Parirenyatwa Accuses State of Tempering With Evidence
[New Zimbabwe] Former Health Minister, David Parirenyatwa has accused the State of tempering with evidence arguing he is likely to go to jail for a crime he never committed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady Avails Ambulance for Cyclone Idai
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa -- who recently won the Pan African award for humanitarian works -- on Wednesday availed her Angel of Hope Foundation ambulance to assist in Cyclone Idai-hit areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Evicted Farm Workers Sitting On a Health Time Bomb
[263Chat] Residents of Gardineir farm who were recently evicted from their homes have resorted to living a in fowl run brewing a health time bomb that might explode anytime soon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Over 50% of Sex Workers in the Country Are HIV Positive
[New Zimbabwe] At least 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe are carrying the deadly HIV virus, a United Nations report has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Medicinal Cannabis Project Hailed
[263Chat] The Minister of Health and Child Care Honourable Obadiah Moyo today confirmed that Zimbabwe has was hailed for its contribution to Medicinal Cannabis (mbanje) at a workshop he attended last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news