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Zimbabwe:NBSZ Runs Out of Blood Group O Donors
[263Chat] The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has appealed for more blood donors to rescue a potential crisis situation after running out of Blood Group O type. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:New Drug Warehouse to Boost Zim's Pharmaceutical Storage
[263Chat] Zimbabwe will soon benefit from an expanded pharmaceutical storage space following Global Fund support towards the construction of 22 000 pallets capacity warehouse in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:At Least 200 Cases Reported As Typhoid Hits Harare - Report
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean health officials have reportedly said that at least 200 cases of typhoid have been recorded in Harare, adding that the country is on high alert following a cholera outbreak in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwe - Tsvangirai's Ill-Health Forces Debate On Succession Into the Open
[Daily Maverick] The ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's new year message has opened up a succession debate that is usually taboo. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Says Prepared to Deal With Cholera Outbreak From Zambia, All Borders On Alert
[New Zimbabwe] HEALTH Minister David Parirenyatwa says government has activated all systems aimed at ensuring that locals were protected from the cholera outbreak that has ravaged parts of Zambia, and in particular, Lusaka leaving 61 dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Data Revolution Should Not Leave Women and Girls Behind
Most African farmers are women. Credit: IPSBy Jemimah NjukiOTTAWA, Canada, Jan 9 2018 (IPS)If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa. Though women in Africa are far more likely to farm than men, they are also much less likely to have secure rights to the land where they cultivate crops and they typically hold smaller plots of inferior quality.As a researcher who studies the role of gender in agriculture, I want to do my part to add...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jemimah Njuki Tags: Africa Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & In Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Budget Allocation Unacceptable - Mudenda
[263Chat] Parliament has called on government to consider increasing the budget allocation for the Ministry of Health and Child Care saying it should have the highest allocation, or at least the 15 percent benchmark set out in the Abuja Declaration of 2001. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding the experience and manifestation of depression in adolescents living with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe - Willis N, Mavhu W, Wogrin C, Mutsinze A, Kagee A.
This study explored the experience and manifestation of depression in adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe in order... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Releases Over $ 7 Million for the Purchase of Essential Medicines
[New Zimbabwe] Government has released $ 7.6 million to the Health Development Fund (HDF) for the purchase of essential medicines and equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt to Subsidise Healthcare for the Vulnerable
[The Herald] Government will use the Health Levy, which has so far received $22 million, to supply vital medicines and medical sundries required by health institutions to implement the free user-fee policy for vulnerable groups, Health and Child Care Secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Party Embarks On HIV and Aids Campaign
[The Herald] The ZANU-PF leadership in Mashonaland West Province is embarking on massive HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns targeting youths in the party. Youths are being encouraged to know their status, receive counselling and access contraceptives at centres close to them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Addressing Disability Issues Needs More Than Charity
[The Herald] It is estimated that there are 1,4 million persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Zimbabwe. Despite such a significant number, PWDs continue to be an extremely marginalised group in society. PWDs thus face a myriad challenges, especially exclusion from major areas like education, employment, health, housing and political participation, only to mention but a few. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady's Hospital Visits Change Nurses' Attitude
[The Herald] There is reportedly a marked change of attitude by nurses towards patients following impromptu visits by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa to Harare Central Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in December last year. Those visiting the two hospitals yesterday confirmed that there is a change in attitude towards patients and service provision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Gukurahundi Arrests - NGOs Deplore Army Role
[New Zimbabwe] Civil society groups have said President Emmerson Mnangagwa should stop using soldiers to arrest peaceful protesters and urgently investigate deal with issue of Gukurahundi massacres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Slashes Blood Price
[The Herald] Government has slashed the price of blood in Government health institutions to $50 a pint with effect from today, following the injection of a $4,2 million subsidy from the Health Levy, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Muslims Top Murewa STIs List - Report
[New Zimbabwe] At least 3 000 cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are recorded in Murewa annually with the Muslim community among those highly affected, a National Aids Council (NAC) research report shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimpapers Scoops Health Award
[The Herald] The Zimpapers Group recently scooped a top award in the category of Health Awareness Initiatives at the Harare Metropolitan Province's Social Responsibility Awards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UNDP Decision to Pay Health Workers Hailed
[The Herald] Traditional leaders in the Midlands Province have applauded the recent decision by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to pay village health workers incentives, saying the gesture will motivate them. The UNDP announced recently that it will be paying village health workers for the care and assistance they have been offering on a voluntary basis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zim's Life Expectancy Balloons - Parirenyatwa
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Rise in Malaria Deaths Worries Govt
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT is concerned with the increase in malaria deaths in Manicaland this year, and is coming up with targeted interventions to complement the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) exercise currently underway in most parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mutare Declared Malaria Zone
[The Herald] Mutare City has been declared a malaria zone following a high incidence of the disease, which saw 3 200 positive cases being identified and the resultant 31 deaths during this malaria season, a city official has revealed. The peak of the malaria season is between February and March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwe Records 200,000 New STI Cases, Says Ministry of Health
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE recorded nearly 200,000 new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the first eight months of this year, the ministry of health and child care has indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unicef Red Flag Over Zim's Poorly Funded Health Sector
[New Zimbabwe] A top United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) official has lamented the Zimbabwe government's half-hearted approach to health care as shown by the country's budget allocations which favour security ministries as opposed to health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Higher Budget Still Falls Short On Health Care Goals
[The Herald] Set against the context of acute shortage of materials, medicine and manpower, a health budget of $486 million may not be enough to put the country's health services in a position to deliver quality service to most of its patients. Even though, this allocation announced in the 2017-2018 estimates of expenditure, still represents a significant amount compared to what other line ministries got. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Health Levy Fund Now At U.S.$18 Million'
[New Zimbabwe] Government has collected $18 million since February this year through the $0, 05 levied on consumers per every dollar of airtime. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Cuts Services to Inmates
[The Herald] The health of ailing prisoners has been compromised following the decision by Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) to deny them treatment until it is paid almost $600 000 owed by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS). The debt dates back to 2012, and is inclusive of services rendered to prisoners, prison officers and their dependants. ZPCS' concern has been on the welfare of the inmates since prison officers could access healthcare elsewhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Foot and Mouth Outbreak Hits Mvuma
[The Herald] A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has hit Mvuma District in the Midlands Province and might spread if urgent action is not taken. An official with the Midlands Veterinary Services, Dr Munyaradzi Chigiji, confirmed the development yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurse Aide Training Course Under Probe
[The Herald] Health authorities in Mashonaland West are investigating an organisation that is purportedly offering a two-week nurse aide training course at Gadzema Council Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV Positive Rapist Dad Jailed
[The Herald] A 38-year-old HIV positive widower from Kwekwe has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his eight-year-old daughter. The man, who cannot be named to protect the minor, appeared before Gweru regional magistrate Mr Morgan Nemadire facing one count of rape. He pleaded guilty to the charge, blaming evils spirits for his gross action. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Remembering Families Battling With Cancer
[The Herald] Natsai Jengwa (not her real name) sat in the outpatients section at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in the capital, Harare, starring at the ceiling as she waited for her turn to be served. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Finance Minister Under Fire Over Health Budget
[Zimbabwe Standard] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has been critisised for failing to prioritise the funding of health in the 2018 budget as the Health and Child Care ministry's vote was dwarfed by that of Defence and other ministries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Acquires 100 HIV Machines
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care, with the support of The Global Fund, has acquired 100 HIV point of care (POC) machines worth over $5 million as part of efforts to decentralise HIV services and increase access of the same to people in remote areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Must Control Blood Supply - MPs
[The Herald] Government should take over the administration of the National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) to ensure the cost of blood becomes affordable for ordinary people, legislators have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:40,000 Babies Born Prematurely - Ministry
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -At least 40,000 of the nearly half a million babies delivered in country's health facilities annually are born prematurely, a ministry of health and child care official has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Outgoing WHO Rep Walks Down Memory Lane
[The Herald] Dr David Okello's tenure as the World Health Organisation Representative in Zimbabwe comes to an end this month after serving the country for five years. During his tenure the WHO enjoyed good working relations with the Government which saw him providing policy advice on matters of health and development, and directing the work of WHO in the country. In the report, Sifelani Tsiko (ST) our senior writer speaks to Dr Okello (DO) about his eventful stay in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Matrons, Nurses Call Off Strike
[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital's striking matrons and nurses resumed work on Tuesday after meeting with management to resolve an impasse following a picket over the shortage of resources. Nursing staff downed tools last Friday. In an interview on Tuesday, the hospital's chief executive officer Dr Obadiah Moyo said all was now well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cocaine Use Surges in Zimbabwe
[The Herald] Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant found in South American countries. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white powder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Pays Public Hospital Surprise Visit
[The Herald] FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday paid a surprise visit at Harare Central Hospital to get an appreciation of problems plaguing the health institution as well as acquaint herself with its operations.During her unannounced visit, Amai Mnangagwa was appraised of the challenges facing the hospital during informal interactions with unsuspecting patients and members of staff, most of whom did not recognise her. She expressed optimism that the 2018 National Budget to be announced today will address some of (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Forex Shortages Affecting ARVs Supply
[The Herald] The National Aids Council is urging Government to address foreign currency shortages that have resulted in the scarcity of second-line anti-retroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Tightens Security System
[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital has tightened screws on its security system by engaging external auditors to curb corruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Poverty, HIV Worsen Childhood Malnutrition
[The Herald] "I was so sick and could hardly walk. I was actually crawling like a baby. I was just not well for the greater part of my pregnancy until delivery," said Ndakaitei Tamirepi (40) of Kasvisva village in the Nyaminyami district of Kariba. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Sector Requires U.S.$1,1 Billion to Normalize - Parirenyatwa
[New Zimbabwe] Health and Childcare minister David Parirenyatwa says his ministry is in need of at least $1.1 billion annually for it to be brought back to life after years of drug and human resource shortages as well as other clinical basics such as gloves which are not available at most institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Text-message ‘ Blast ’ Can Expand Access to Surgical Services Text-message ‘ Blast ’ Can Expand Access to Surgical Services
Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

As Droughts Lengthen, Zimbabwe ’ s Medicinal Plants Disappear As Droughts Lengthen, Zimbabwe ’ s Medicinal Plants Disappear
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Stamps - Epitome of Caring and Devotion to the Poor
[The Herald] The attitudes of doctors to poverty matters. In their individual behaviour and in the work of their medical associations, doctors can either contribute to the health of the poor or help to undermine it. This was the message that was at the heart of one of Zimbabwe's eminent medical practitioner and former health minister Dr Timothy Stamps who died recently at age 81. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services
(Reuters Health) - Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Passenger Watchdog Raps Hospitals
[The Herald] The Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) has expressed concern over the habit of forcing accident victims to buy medication when they are rushed to the institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospitals Blamed for Deaths
[Zimbabwe Standard] A lot of Zimbabwean women die giving birth because of poor service delivery at health institutions, a United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) senior official said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Ex-Health Minister Timothy Stamps Dies
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's former Minister of Health and Child Care, Timothy Stamps has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news