Zimbabwe: Chegutu Hospital Staff Rapped Over Poor Hygiene
[263Chat] Government has challenged Chegutu District Hospital staffers to change attitude and improve hygiene standards at the medical centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cuty in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Coronavirus - It's Critical for Zim to Improve Social Governance
[Zimbabwe Independent] IN the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which has triggered a wave of deaths in China, while sparking panic across the globe, Zimbabwe Independent (ZI) senior reporters Tinashe Kairiza and Bridget Mananavire last week spoke to the deputy secretary-general of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), Dong Weihua (DW), who said the global economic powerhouse has spent over US$12,8 billion (90 billion yuan) to contain the disease. Dong said deve (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Senior Doctors Throw Deputy Minister Mangwiro Under the Bus
[263Chat] Senior doctors have implicated Health and Child Care deputy minister Dr John Mangwiro, refuting his earlier claims that he procured medical equipment with the advise of senior surgeons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health Duped
[The Herald] TWO senior officials in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Sekesai Zinyowera and Crossman Mayavo, who were attached to the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory (NMRL), yesterday appeared in court facing three counts of criminal abuse of office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Free Medical Services for Cyclone Idai Survivors
[The Herald] A group of Indian medical doctors is in the country to provide free medical services in Manicaland Province under the auspices of the International Rotary Club. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Empower Schoolchildren to Improve Nutrition
[The Herald] In the recent past, the health and nutrition of adolescents are becoming global priorities. There are over 1,2 billion adolescents aged 10 to 19 in the world and nearly a quarter of the people in Sub-Saharan Africa are within that age group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New U.S.$500 000 Hospital Machinery Not Fit for Use - Senior Doctors
[New Zimbabwe] Senior public hospital doctors have condemned most of the medical equipment and machinery that was purchased recently by the government from India at a cost of US$500 000 claiming it was unfit for their medical practice and only two percent of it was usable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ngomahuru Psychiatry Hospital Understaffed
[The Herald] Masvingo -Ngomahuru Psychiatry Hospital is understaffed and running with only 17 nurses instead of the required 60. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parliament Funds Used to Build School, Clinics in Zaka
[The Herald] Masvingo -Villagers in Zaka North have hailed their legislator Cde Robson Mavhenyengwa for facilitating the construction two new clinics and a school using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: More Women Volunteer for Cancer Screening
[The Herald] Women used to be confined to the domestic sphere doing household chores, taking care of the sick as well as farming to the extent that they would delay going for health check-ups or seeking treatment early. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Wilkins Hospital Reopens
[The Herald] Wilkins Hospital reopened yesterday after a patient suspected of having the COVID-19 virus was discharged last week after she tested negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tourism, SMEs Reel Under Coronavirus
[The Herald] The outbreak of COVID-19, which is caused by Coronavirus, has negatively impacted on the tourism industry and small to medium enterprises since movements have been significantly restricted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Trainee Doctors Left Out in the Cold 3 Months After Refusing to Write Exams
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWEAN doctors have expressed concern over continued delays by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to call for fresh examinations by medical students who refused to sit for the tests last year citing missed opportunities to do their practical lessons due to a prolonged strike action by hospital doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Ready to Use ARVs to Tackle Possible Coronavirus Outbreak - Moyo
[New Zimbabwe] HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Obadiah Moyo says government was ready to use anti-retroviral drugs to reduce the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has devastated mainland China before spreading to other parts of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Lung Cancer - the Most Common Cancer Worldwide
[Zimbabwe Standard] Last week the nation woke up to the melancholic news that one of the fast-rising Afro-jazz stars, Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa, had succumbed to cancer of the lung. It was indeed disconsolate news considering the age of the crooner. He was a strong man who fought for his life till the end. I had the opportunity to attend to him at one of my clinics in Harare. Unfortunately, the disease was already at an advanced stage. May he rest in eternal peace! May my sister Sarah Musarurwa and the entire family find co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Biti Blasts Govt for Poor Disaster Preparedness Amid Coronavirus Threat
[New Zimbabwe] MDC vice president and Harare East MP Tendai Biti has condemned government for poor disaster preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Police Ban Mthwakazi Rally Over 'Coronavirus Outbreak'
[New Zimbabwe] Police in Bulawayo have denied opposition Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) permission to hold its rally in a city high-density suburb claiming there was an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in a neighbouring suburb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UZ Students Back China in Fight Against Coronavirus
[The Herald] STUDENTS studying Chinese at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) yesterday recorded a video in solidarity with the Chinese following the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Asian country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Dutch Experts Descend On Cyclone Idai-Ravaged Areas
[Zimbabwe Independent] Ten companies from the Netherlands have committed to offering financial and technical assistance to rehabilitating Chimanimani district following the damage caused by tropical cyclone Idai last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Recruit 900 Nurses
[The Herald] The Health Services Board (HSB) intends to recruit 900 nurses to fully staff referral hospitals, board chairperson, Dr Paulinus Sikosana has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. President ’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report
A Malawian nurse at a training session. A report looking into the discontinuation of U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, says that the ban is affecting the population in Malawi. Credit:Claire Ngozo/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2020 (IPS) A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health CHANGE Marie Stopes International (MSI) the Center for Health and Gender Equity Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Raise U.S.$5 Million for Covid-19 Response
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care is planning to raise US$4,7 million to boost the country's preparedness and response to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nust Conducts Cancer Study
[Zimbabwe Standard] A study to ascertain women's awareness on breast and cervical cancer -- the most common cancers among women worldwide -- is being undertaken in Bulawayo by the National University of Science and Technology (Nust). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bindura University Opens Optometry School, Eye Clinic
[The Herald] Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parirenyatwa Accounts for 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million
[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital's Catheterisation Laboratory, resulting in the hospital's failure to buy the equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mutare Hotel Stops Booking Guests From Coronavirus Affected Countries
[New Zimbabwe] A Chinese owned hotel, Golden Peacock Villa, has stopped all bookings from visitors coming from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus as a control measure to ensure their facility is safe for other visitors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Nationals in China Are Safe - Chinese Ambassador
[263Chat] The Chinese embassy has confirmed that Zimbabwean nationals living in China are safe from the deadly COVID-19 which has so far claimed 1400 lives in Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady Lights Up Health Institutions
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, who is the country's Health Ambassador, is championing the cause of rural women to access better medical services through partnerships and synergies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Remains On High Alert for Coronavirus
[The Herald] Zimbabwe remains on high alert, especially at ports of entry, for the deadly new coronavirus, amid reports that over 1 400 travellers have passed through the country's ports of entry that are screening people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Enhancing Capacity of Zimbabwe's Health System to Respond to Climate Change Induced Drought
[WHO] Enhancing capacity of Zimbabwe's Health System to respond to climate change induced drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chinese Hotel Dispels Coronavirus Fears
[263Chat] Mutare -Chinese owned hotel, Golden Peacock Villa has dismissed fears that it could be a source of the novel corona virus as mere slanderous claims fabricated by its competitors intimidated by the hotel expansion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Boost for Viral Hepatitis Fight
[The Herald] ADDIS ABABA -Zimbabwe and other African countries are roping in technical partners to bolster their fight against viral hepatitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hospital Clears Air On 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million
[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded the US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals' Catheterisation Laboratory, before the hospital could buy the equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Country Has State-of-the-Art Labs for Coronavirus - Health Minister
[New Zimbabwe] Health Minister Obadiah Moyo claims Zimbabwe has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to detect the coronavirus, a highly infectious disease that has killed over a thousand people in China, its epicentre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON leading the way
“UNISON is again leading the way on employment rights,” general secretary Dave Pentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met in London today, on the same day that the union’s legal representatives appeared at the Supreme Court over careworkers’ right to be paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. On top of that, Mr Prentis told the meeting, UNISON is taking more industrial action than any other union. Despite the 2017 Trade Union Act, designed to make it harder for workers to take action, he said, in more and more local disputes, mainly involving women, the union is reaching the 50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News Industrial action national executive council NEC Palestine Windrush Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'No Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Wedza'
[The Herald] The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has dismissed as false reports that there is an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Wedza district of Mashonaland East Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sally Mugabe Hospital Faces Water Crisis
[263Chat] Water shortages have become a big challenge at public hospitals making it difficult to operate while maintaining proper hygiene for health workers, Harare Central Hospital Pediatric Surgeon Dr Bothwell Mbuvayesango has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Transport Bottlenecks in South Africa Behind Mealie Meal Shortages - Musarara
[New Zimbabwe] Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara on Tuesday blamed current mealie meal shortages on delays in transporting maize from South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 60% Water Sources Unsafe - UNICEF
[New Zimbabwe] At least 60% of water sources in the country are unsafe, leaving most families at risk of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, UNICEF has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Opposition Wants Chinese Nationals Barred From Entering Country
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Parliamentary Chief Whip, Prosper Mutseyami has questioned why the government is still allowing visitors from China to enter Zimbabwe in light of the calamitous coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over a thousand people in the troubled Asian country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nurse Syndicate Channel ARVs to Black Market
[The Herald] Anti -retroviral (ARV) drugs that are supposed to be dispensed for free by public health institutions are being diverted to the black market by some unscrupulous nurses, who are selling a month's supply for US$10, The Herald has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Jazz Musician On Cancer Awareness Drive
[The Herald] Rising jazz musician Brian Nyahuma aka Mukorekore is using his celebrity status to raise awareness on cancer and other social issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'U.S.$5,2 Million Needed to Fight Coronavirus'
[The Herald] Zimbabwe requires US$5,2 million to adequately prepare for coronavirus, amid indications that at least 741 people were now being monitored as more visitors or returning residents enter the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sex Workers Group Discourages Members From Having Partners
[New Zimbabwe] A Chiredzi based anti-HIV sex workers peer educators group says it has registered over 1 000 women plying their trade in the red light districts and has further discouraged the promiscuous lot from having a permanent boyfriend for fear of spreading HIV through unprotected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Zimbabwe's Decision to Lift a Ban On GM Maize Imports Could Benefit South Africa in the Near Term
[Daily Maverick] Necessity is the mother of invention, and this rings true in Zimbabwe where the government is reformulating policy. The Zimbabwe government has for years maintained a ban on the importation or growing of genetically modified maize, but the current food shortages in the country have forced the government to change its policy stance. The ban on GM maize imports was lifted on the 31 January 2020 as the country seeks to improve local supplies following yet another poor harvest season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sign Language Introduced in Hospitals
[The Herald] Health practitioners have begun taking positive steps towards catering for people with special needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Sheds More Light On Coronavirus Monitoring
[263Chat] More than 700 people who traveled from coronavirus affected areas are under government surveillance to prevent the deadly disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S.$5,2 Million Budget Towards Coronavirus Awareness and Prevention
[263Chat] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has proposed a US$5,2 million budget to go towards Coronavirus awareness and prevention programmes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news