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African Academy of Science to put its research on global stage with F1000 publishing platform
The African Academy of Sciences, in partnership with F1000, is launching a publication platform, AAS Open Research, to enable AAS funded and affiliated researchers to publish immediately and without barriers. AAS Open Research will showcase African research on the global stage in an immediate and transparent way. AAS Open Research will join a growing number of funder publication platforms, such as those operated on behalf of Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and soon Ireland’s Health Research Board. The platforms are based on a model developed by F1000Research, which uses immediate publication and...
Source: News from STM - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Equip Clinics With Diabetes Testing Equipment'
[The Herald] There is need to encourage girls and women to seek diagnosis and treatment for ailments that may prevent them from achieving positive health outcomes, Harare Provincial Affairs Minister Miriam Chikukwa has said. Speaking during the World Diabetes Day commemorations in Harare yesterday, Minister Chikukwa said many women with gestational diabetes experience pregnancy complications, which include high blood pressure, large birth weight babies and obstructed labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Robert Mugabe As Who Goodwill Ambassador - What Went Wrong?
[The Conversation Africa] At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently named Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, as a new WHO "goodwill ambassador" on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for Africa. Following international uproar the accolade was rescinded - but the debacle showed both misguided good intention and the importance of internal communication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Sector Ill Equipped to Counter Epidemic Diseases
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's health sector remains in critical need of funds, especially from the donor community if it is to be saved from its critical condition and achieve world class health delivery, a government minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UK Donates U.S.$82 Million for Health Strategy
[New Zimbabwe] The UK's Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:U.S.$82 Million Boost for Health Sector
[The Herald] The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has availed an $82,1 million grant to the Government in support of the resilient health system programme aimed at boosting women and children's heath and fighting diseases. A huge chunk of the grant will finance programmes under the Health Development Fund such as improvement of sexual, and reproductive health, and nutritional services for women, adolescents and children, while $2,2 million will go towards strengthening the country's capa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Beware of Mushroom Poisoning
[The Herald] The rainy season beckons, and once again we feel duty-bound to raise the red flag, true to the dictum a stitch in time saves nine. Wild mushrooms account for a large number of food poisoning fatalities the world over, a development related to the morphology of fungi that makes it almost impossible to distinguish between edible and toxic species. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:City Steps Up War On Typhoid
[The Herald] Harare City Council is supplying Mbare with running water on a daily basis as well repairing all the burst sewer pipes to contain the typhoid outbreak in the oldest suburb, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube has said. As of yesterday, 15 people were still admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital after the setting up of a 24-hour clinic to manage the typhoid outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimpapers' Cancer Power Walk Hailed
[The Herald] The country's leading media group, Zimpapers, in partnership with Island Hospice on Saturday held a power walk aimed at raising funds for cancer patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Accountant Fleeces Hospital of U.S.$68 000
[The Herald] An accountant at Harare Central Hospital has appeared in court accused of fleecing the institution of more than $68 000. Collen Makuyana (40) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande last week facing 13 counts of fraud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:All Should Join Fight Against Cancer
[The Herald] Statistics provided by the World Health Organisation on cancer are frightening, with the disease now the leading cause of death globally, having claimed 8,8 million lives in 2015 alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Exposure of Blood Service Corruption Leads to Blood Price Drop
[The Herald] The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has reduced the price of blood from $100 in Government and mission health institutions to $80 with effect from November 1. The price, however, remains at $120 in private health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Truckers Provide a Ready Market for Dangerous Sex Enhancers
[Bhekisisa] As office workers scurry home in the lingering light just after sunset in Harare, street vendors raise their sales pitches to prospective customers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of U Magazine.  The article Ms Smith Goes to Westminster first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON Health care news)
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine Black history month labour link nursing one team for patient care race discrimination Save our NHS women members Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid - Harare Councillors Demand Answers
[New Zimbabwe] Harare councillors have warned of a ravaging typhoid plague in the looming rainy season and demanded that city managers share information on how they are addressing service delivery problems blamed for outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV Test Results Go Uncollected
[The Herald] About 18 percent of people who tested for HIV in Bulawayo from January to June this year did not collect their results, statistics show. According to the National Aids Council (nac) second quarter report for Bulawayo province, 6 322 people were tested and 5 154 of them have been initiated on anti-retroviral medication. "From January to June this year, 67 618people tested for HIV in the whole province. Of those, 6 322 tested HIV positive, but 18 percent of those results were not accounted for. From those, 3 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Village Health Workers Save Lives
[The Herald] Sanele Siziba (32) is a widow who fends for her family through selling vegetables and fruits from her garden in Shamva, about 90km north of the capital, Harare. Her vending business has enabled her to provide basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter for her family, following her husband's death. To her, quantity and not quality is what matters about the intake of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Is Harare Now a Huge Sewerage Pond?
[The Herald] The outbreak of typhoid in Harare last week torched a heated debate on social media with some observers blaming the city fathers for the scourge whilst others wanted to pin it on Government. As the typhoid debate ensued, new twists emerged on the matter when the City of Harare Director of Health Services, Dr Prosper Chonzi, told a local paper that the municipality was seeking permission from Government to inoculate all residents against the medieval disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt's Blood Subsidy Boost for Patients
[The Herald] In the past few weeks we have witnessed an unjustified increase in the prices of many things, with basic commodity prices rising to unbelievable levels. Not to be outdone has been the price of pharmaceuticals and blood, which have shot through the roof to the extent that the majority of the people have found the going very tough. Blood is life and its cost has to be pegged at a level that makes it affordable to the majority of the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Regular Cervical Cancer Screening Is Key
[Zimbabwe Standard] The National Aids Council (NAC) has made a deliberate effort to incorporate cancer into the response to HIV. This follows the realisation that 60% of all new cancer cases are HIV-related. NAC has been programming for cancer prevention and management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Opposition Leader Back in South Africa for Medical Treatment
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly back in South Africa for medical attention, just a few weeks after his last trip. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Who Is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe's Health Services?
[IPS] Oakland -On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe ’s Health Services?
Many children under 15 in Zimbabwe discover their HIV status only when they fall critically ill later in life. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/ IPSBy Frederic MousseauOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 2017 (IPS)On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. A Guardian article cited WHO member states and activists “who noted that Zimbabwe’s health care system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s regime.” Another ar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frederic Mousseau Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Outbreak Blamed On City of Harare
[263Chat] Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa expressed disappointment at the City of Harare Health Department for its negligence in Mbare leading to the typhoid outbreak at Matapi Flats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Do Women Prefer Male Condoms?
[The Herald] While condoms are preferred by most couples because of their dual protection, from unwanted pregnancies and sexual related diseases, only one has been popular in Zimbabwe. Despite a lot of talk about the female condom, it still remains in the shadow of male condoms. According to a Zimbabwe Statistics Agency survey in 2015, usage of female condoms was only 0,2 by married couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:From Mugabe to Wonder Woman - When Goodwill Ambassadors Go Bad
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"The decision to appoint a goodwill ambassador can backfire if the organisation - or brand - doesn't understand the public's perception of their ambassador" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Man Nabbed for Infecting Girlfriend With HIV
[New Zimbabwe] A LOVE AFFAIR turned sour recently when a 26 year old Mabvuku man purportedly deliberately infected his girlfriend with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mysterious Disease Hits School
[The Herald] Government has sent environmental technicians and doctors to Biriiri High School in Chimanimani where 20 students have been sent home after being affected by a mysterious disease causing their legs to swell, while in anguish. Authorities at the mission school run by the United Baptist Church (UBC) told The Herald that they were now clueless on the source of the rare crisis, while some parents linked the problem to suspected Satanism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare Cuts Water Amid Typhoid Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] A health disaster could be on the horizon in Harare following the announcement by the city authorities that there will be water supply interruption in the western suburbs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwe's Mugabe Was Never Asked to Head WHO - Spokesman
[RFI] Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has claimed he was never asked to be a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation. This comes after international criticism forced the WHO to cancel its planned appointment of Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Central Bank Fumes Over Drug Price Hikes
[The Herald] THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has dismissed the recent increase in drug prices by up to 70 percent as unjustified because the central bank was allocating $4 million to pharmacies weekly to import drugs. According to the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ), some pharmacies increased drug prices by up to 70 percent early this month, while others have been demanding payment in United States dollars only. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Outbreak Hits Harare
[The Herald] Seventeen cases of typhoid have been confirmed at Matapi Flats in Mbare and authorities have since set up a 24-hour clinic to manage patients. The city's director for health services, Dr Prosper Chonzi, told ZBC News yesterday that 12 patients have since been transferred to Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospitals (BRIDH). "So far, we have confirmed 17 cases of typhoid," said Dr Chonzi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president's appointment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Neglected Tropical Diseases On Spotlight
[263Chat] Global Shapers Community Harare hub in partnership with Higherlife Foundation will on Thursday 26th of October 2017 launch a Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Application aimed at driving dialogue action and change towards preventing and ending Neglected Tropical Diseases in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Influx of Migrants Threatens Country Efforts to End TB
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's aggressive efforts and investment towards eradicating tuberculosis (TB) could all be in vain if nothing is done to ensure screening and continuous treatment of Mozambique nationals fleeing from civil unrest into Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Spotlight On Controversial Mugabe Appointment
[CAJ News] Harare -Human rights groups have called for a probe into the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health organisation (WHO). The appointment as ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa has been rescinded after WHO, the United Nations agency, came under international pressure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Clears Air On WHO Furore
[The Herald] President Mugabe was not formally informed of his so-called appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and would have rejected the invitation to take up the post as it is not in Zimbabwe's national interest to do so. This was said by Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba, who is also President Mugabe's spokesperson. Mr Charamba said this while responding to WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' decision (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Prosthetic Legs Beneficiaries Learn to Walk Again
[The Herald] Yeukai Mazhawidza (31) of Hillside in Harare is a mother of one who became physically impaired in 2009. As she raced home after work as usual, unaware of the evil that lurked in their neighbourhood on the fateful night, Mazhawidza suddenly came face to face with an armed man who severely attacked her leaving her for dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Scandal Exposed at Blood Transfusion Institution
[The Herald] The National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has inexplicably changed its status from a non-profit making organisation to a private limited organisation, a move that could explain the high cost of blood and blood products, The Herald can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mugabe Accepts WHO Humiliation
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has accepted the decision by the World Health Organisation to unceremoniously strip him of the honour of being the UN agency's goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases, Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi said Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Free Medical Outreach for Locals
[Zimbabwe Standard] THOUSANDS of residents from Harare's Warren Park suburb and surrounding areas last week benefitted from a free medical outreach organised by the Word of Life International Ministries in partnership with health service providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:WHO Is the Biggest Loser, Says Govt
[News24Wire] The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) was the "biggest loser" following its decision to revoke the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as its Goodwill Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:WHO Strips Mugabe of Goodwill Ambassador Role
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans on Sunday took to social media to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's embarrassing stripping of a Wealth Health Organisation (WHO) ambassadorial role. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UN and Its Agencies Need Overhaul - Foreign Minister Mzembi
[The Herald] Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Walter Mzembi has said the United Nations (UN) system needs urgent reform, starting with its agencies following a decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to rescind its appointment last week of President Mugabe as goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘ Good-Will Ambassador ’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe ’ s leader this past week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Politics and Government World Health Organization Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:WHO Bows to Pressure, Revokes Mugabe's Appointment
[Vanguard] The World Health Organization (WHO) has reacted swiftly to international outrage over its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, rescinding the post less than one week after it was announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Removes Mugabe as ‘ Good-Will Ambassador ’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe ’ s leader this past week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Politics and Government World Health Organization Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:WHO 'Rethinking' Naming Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador
[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador," drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were reconsidering their decision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news