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Zimbabwe:Nurses Withdraw Court Challenge of Purported Dismissal
[Kubatana.net] Zimbabwe Nurses Association has withdrawn its application challenging the termination of employment contracts for some striking nurses employed at state-run hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Rush to Court As Chiwenga Threatens 'War' and 'Violence'
[New Zimbabwe] NURSES dismissed by the government last Tuesday for striking have accused Vice President Constantino Chiwenga of threatening them with "violence and war" before ejecting their leaders from a negotiation meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Immunisation - Prevention Is Better Than Cure
[The Herald] Elizabeth Mupfumira Our Children, Our Future (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Sector Needs New Players, Rules
[The Herald] We want to commend Government for reacting promptly to end a potentially disastrous industrial action by nurses at public health institutions, who, despite their sector falling under the essential services cluster, still downed tools in violation of their professional ethics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Firing of Striking Nurses, Closure of Hospital and Growing Cholera Crisis
[Kubatana.net] The Chitungwiza Community Development Network (CCDN), on behalf of concerned Chitungwiza residents and the generality of Zimbabweans, would like to register its shock and displeasure with the Government of Zimbabwe on its mishandling of the Health sector labour issues and subsequent firing of striking nurses which has led to the closure of Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Normalcy Returns to Hospitals
[The Herald] NORMALCY has returned to public hospitals following the recruitment of qualified but previously unemployed nurses and readmission of those who had been dismissed but reapplied successfully, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Moves to Reduce Teenage Pregnancies
[The Herald] Noster Shoniwa is a 30-year-old divorced mother of three who lives in Kadoma. She got married when she was young -- before she could even secure a career for herself. She later got divorced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Dismissed Nurses Return to Work
[263Chat] Government has pardoned and permitted thousands of dismissed nurses to resume their duties pending approval of their applications for re-engagement, Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Jibilika Begins 'Step Up to HIV' Campaign
[The Herald] Jibilika Dance Trust, an organisation which promotes the development of urban arts culture among youths in Zimbabwe, has begun its health awareness campaign called "Step Up 2 HIV" for 2018.The campaign promotes dissemination of information on HIV-related issues in form of art conveyed through music and dance and is expected to run until December. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tsvangirai's Sister Dies 'After Strike Forces Her Out of Hospital'
[Zimbabwe Standard] One of the late former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai's sisters died of asthma and heart disease complications after her family was forced to withdraw her from Parirenyatwa Hospital due to the strike by nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Haul Chiwenga, HSB and Parirenyatwa to Court Over Purported Dismissal
[Kubatana.net] THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association has filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court seeking an order restraining and interdicting the Health Services Board, Health and Child Care Minister Hon. David Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga from terminating the services of some striking nurses and to stop the government from recruiting new staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Death Stalks Zimbabwe Hospitals As Crippling Strike Deepens Crisis
[Zimbabwe Standard] Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe nurses' strike a test of new government
after 16,000 fired for seeking more pay (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Nurses Throng Hospitals
[The Herald] Unemployed qualified nurses yesterday thronged central hospitals seeking admission into the public health sector after the Health Services Board invited applications on Wednesday. Government on Tuesday fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work despite the employer having availed $17 million towards meeting their demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cuban Specialist Doctors Arrive
[The Herald] FORTY specialist medical doctors from Cuba arrived yesterday as part of co-operation in the medical sector between Cuba and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Striking Nurses Vow Legal Challenge to Dismissal
[VOA] The organization representing more than 15,000 striking nurses in Zimbabwe vowed a legal battle unless the government reverses its order to fire strikers from state-run hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwean Rights Groups Outraged Over Sacking of Nurses
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's vice president this week ordered the sacking of 16,000 nurses who had gone on strike. The nurses and rights groups have condemned the move and are calling for better conditions in the country's hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Sacking Shows Chiwenga as an Emerging Dictator, Say Rivals
[New Zimbabwe] The shock sacking on Tuesday of nurses by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for failing to heed a government call to end their industrial action has spotlighted on the former military commander's overbearing influence on governance issues, which date back to the time he was the country's top soldier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Fires All Striking Nurses
[The Herald] Government has, with immediate effect, fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work even though the employer acceded to their demands and availed over $17 million. President Mnangagwa has endorsed the dismissal to ensure new people were immediately engaged to save the lives of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Suspected Cholera Cases On The Rise
[The Herald] The water and sanitation situation in Chitungwiza's St Mary's suburb remains critical as cases of suspected cholera increased to 24 in Harare and Chitungwiza over the past week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Urges Nurses to End Strike
[The Herald] Government has exhorted striking nurses to go back to work without any further delay to allow it time to work on their grievances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govts Must Educate People About Epilepsy
[The Herald] In October 2017 Abdul Matola was stoned and burnt to death in Malawi after being accused of being a "bloodsucking vampire". Matola had lived with uncontrolled epilepsy -- a highly treatable and non-infectious condition characterised by recurring seizures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Patients Fight Striking Nurses
[The Herald] There was chaos at Chitungwiza Central Hospital yesterday as patients manhandled striking nurses, demanding that they be attended to since they had paid consultation fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Sanitary Wear So Expensive, Women Forced to Use Free Contraceptives
[New Zimbabwe] MOST Zimbabwean women are now using contraceptives to avert their menstrual cycle due to prohibitive charges for sanitary wear, an MP has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Call Nationwide Strike, Blast Dishonest Government
[New Zimbabwe] NURSES in public hospitals will down tools this Monday protesting government's failure to uphold a collective bargaining agreement signed last month to quell another gruelling doctors' strike which left patients stranded and some dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and HIV status among ever-married and cohabiting Zimbabwean women: an examination of partners' traits - Henderson L, Zerai A, Morrow RL.
This study examines the connection between intimate partner violence (IPV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus status among married and cohabitating women in Zimbabwe using an African feminist framework. Stata 13.0 was used to analyze data from the 2010-2011 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Soldiers as victims: behind military barracks in the post-colonial African army (Editorial) - Maringira G.
This paper examines the ways in which the military infringes on the social and political rights of soldiers who joined the Zimbabwe National Army in post-independence Zimbabwe. Contrary to the scholarly and policy debates that present Zimbabwean soldiers a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When the military become a security and political threat: Zimbabwean army generals in electoral politics - Maringira G, Masiya T.
The military poses an ongoing threat to modern democratic rule in some African countries, especially in the Zimbabwean context. This paper reveals the ways in which Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) generals have played a political role in the Zimbabwean electi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Seeks U.S.$1 Million to Start Kidney Transplants
[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital is fundraising for $1,1 million needed to start kidney transplants in Zimbabwe, the health institution's chief executive officer, Dr Obadiah Moyo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare to Develop Medical Tourism Facility
[The Herald] The Harare City Council has approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Belvedere Medical Centre and the City Health Department for the setting up of a medical tourism facility specialising in organ transplants and other advanced medical procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fake Nurses Dupe Job-Seekers
[The Herald] Two women have appeared in court for masquerading as nurses at Zvishavane District Hospital and duping desperate job seekers of over $1 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Hails Fruitful, Progressive China Visit
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has described her engagements in China during the five-day State Visit to that country as fruitful and quite progressive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Debunking the Myths of Vitiligo
[The Herald] Skin related conditions are usually taken lightly in Zimbabwe, with their causes being reduced to opinions formed on the basis of incomplete information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt's Cervical Cancer Vaccination Targets 800,000 Girls
[New Zimbabwe] The Government has launched a vaccination programme for cervical cancer meant to address high infections and related deaths among women in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hunger Takes Toll on Villagers Living With HIV
[New Zimbabwe] People living with HIV in Mudzi, Mashonaland East provice, say they are struggling with serious food shortages that have made it difficult to take their daily anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs, leaving many at risk of defaulting. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unicef Assesses Doctors' Strike
[The Herald] More than half of patients who visited the five referral health institutions during the month-long junior doctors strike found no doctor in attendance, a recent electronic survey carried out by the United Nations Children's Fund has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Resurfaces in Harare
[The Herald] Fears of a new cholera outbreak are abound in Harare after council confirmed the death of a 46-year-old man in Stoneridge as a result of the water-borne disease, while the man's sibling who got in contact with him also died in Chitungwiza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Bill Proposes Jail for On Duty Negligence
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Medical personnel in the country will be jailed for 2 years or pay a fine of up to $5 000 for negligence on duty if the proposed 2017 Health Bill is passed into law. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UN Donates Pharmacy Structures to Govt
[New Zimbabwe] Government has received 40 anti-retroviral treatment (ART) sites and 52 pharmacy structures built by United Nations Development Partners (UNDP) to improve tuberculosis (TB) infection control among people living with HIV (PLHIV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Child Workers Exposed to Poisons At Tobacco Farms
[CAJ News] Harare -CHILD labour and other human rights violations are putting the lives of workers at risk in the Zimbabwean tobacco industry. According to research by a human rights organisation, children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or interfere with their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tobacco Firms Fail to Warn Farmers of Nicotine Poisoning Dangers
[HRW] Everyone sat on a thatched blanket spread outside under the warm sun, near the tobacco curing barn, with flat farmland, green grass and the occasional tree stretching as far as the eye could see. Admire (not his real name), a tobacco farmer in Zimbabwe, had welcomed the researcher Margaret Wurth and two colleagues onto his property. Admire, together with his wife and their 20-year-old daughter, who both held energetic babies, talked with the researchers about tobacco farming. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Doctors Return to Work
[The Herald] Bulawayo Bureau -Doctors who have been on strike since the beginning of last month have said they are resuming work today. Some departments at major Government hospitals such as Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo had been shut down as a result of the strike. The industrial action was called off during the Easter holidays and the doctors said they are resuming work today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Starvation and Drug Shortages Continue in Prisons
[New Zimbabwe] Prisoners continue to die from a poor diet and the acute shortage of essential drugs in the country's congested penitentiaries, convicted beneficiaries of a recent presidential clemency has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Striking Doctors Resume Work After Govt Pay Hike Pledge
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has finally agreed terms with striking medical staff in a move that will see the cash-strapped administration incur millions of dollars in unbudgeted additional labour costs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare's Biggest Hospitals 'Close'
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's two biggest hospitals Harare and Parirenyatwa effectively shut their doors to the public as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to dither in resolving a month-old strike by junior and middle level doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Marondera Hit By Shortage of STI Drugs
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -People infected with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) here are failing to access treatment at local clinics as the health centres have run out of the medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Haunted By High TB Burden
[263Chat] The African Region has made good progress in controlling Tuberculosis (TB) though it still has the world's highest levels of the disease, World Health Oorganisation (WHO) Zimbabwe Country Office Medical Officer in Charge, Dr Julie Nabyonga has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Right Watchdog Urges Govt to Break Impasse With Striking Doctors
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has expressed concern over the prolonged industrial action by doctors and urged the government to ensure that an agreement is reached to ease the suffering of the sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Family Wants Answers After Relative Murdered in Hospital
[GroundUp] Tapiwa Chipika, a Zimbabwean, is believed to have been strangled in a ward (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Engage Striking Doctors, Govt Told
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has implored the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Health Services Board (HSB) to engage the striking personnel to ensure that their grievances are resolved without compromising the right to health, the right to life and access to health care services at Government Hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news