Zimbabwe: Cabinet Secures U.S.$30 Million for Drugs
[The Herald] Government has secured about $30 million from development partners to procure essential drugs, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Takes Steps to Fight Drug Abuse
[The Herald] Alcohol and substance use disorders contribute significantly to disease burden worldwide, resulting in millions of preventable deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: People Living With HIV Demand HIV+ National Aids Council Boss
[New Zimbabwe] People living with HIV want the vacant National Aids Council (NAC) chief executive officer's job to be occupied by someone openly living with the condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Empowerment and accountability and multi-layered contexts of influences: parenting and the avoidance of harm in Harare, Zimbabwe - Dari NKW, Mawodza O, Mingo E, Olson BD.
In this paper, the authors discuss multi-level systems for parenting in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the micro-system level, the Tirere Pamwe parenting program is a supportive, empowering prototype, designed to educate parents on child development, with a special ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vaya to Extend Services to Include Tractors and Ambulances
[263Chat] By the time the next planting season starts, farmers will be able to find a tractor within minutes, anywhere in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: African Swine Fever Outbreak Hits Zimbabwe
[The Herald] The country has been hit by African Swine Fever (ASF) which has already caused the death of 156 pigs in Nyakomba and Nyamaropa areas in Manicaland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Distributors Urge Scrapping of Vat and Duty On Condoms
[New Zimbabwe] Condom distributors have called on government to scrap VAT and duty on contraception to make them more affordable to ordinary Zimbabweans. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Universal Health Coverage - Leaving No One Behind in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scoping exercise in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 28 January to 1 February 2019. The exercise was led by the Ministry of Health with participation of other stakeholders. Dr Juliet Nabyonga from Inter- country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr Stanley Midzi from Zimbabwe country office, Dr. Akin. Oyemakinde, a consultant and Dr Khosi Mthethwa, the Health Systems Strengthening focal point in Eswatini WHO (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Local Manufacture of January Disease Vaccine Begins
[The Herald] Government is in the process of manufacturing a vaccine against January disease, also known as Theileriosis, which affects cattle, with supply expected to be available in the next two to three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe's erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle
In the arid south of Zimbabwe, farmers have long experienced the adverse effects of climate change as they witness their crops fail each season and face a desperate need to find alternatives. Add to this a setting where HIV rates are among the highest globally. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chitungwiza Sitting On Health Time Bomb
[The Herald] A health disaster is looming in Chitungwiza as streams of sewage continue to flow through most areas, with some of them stretching for up to several kilometres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parliament Grills Pharmaceutical Company Officials
[The Herald] The National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm), the sole drug procurer for public health institutions, yesterday failed to justify why it is keen on introducing its own pharmacies at a time it is failing to stock already existing ones in the public health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parastatal Boss Calls Parirenyatwa Best Minister Ever
[New Zimbabwe] Former National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) board chairperson, George Washaya, told a Harare court Tuesday that ex-health minister David Parirenyatwa did nothing criminal by employing a claimed relative to the company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa Avail $60 Million Towards Cholera Response in Zimbabwe
[263Chat] The family foundation of Econet founders Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa has committed an additional US$60 million towards the cholera response in Zimbabwe. The commitment comes on the back of an initial $10 million investment by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe at the onset of the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in September 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: National Aids Council Appeals for Foreign Currency
[The Herald] The National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prioritise and increase foreign currency allocation for procurement of medicines amid revelations that it owes its foreign suppliers about $6,4 million for medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady's Cancer Awareness Campaigns Benefit Over 100,000 Women
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's cancer awareness campaigns across the country have seen over 100 000 women undergoing cervical cancer screening last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Government Cushions Health Workers
[The Herald] Government has allowed all health workers to work three days a week to cushion them from transport costs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Preacher Magaya Fined U.S.$700 Over HIV Cure Claim
[New Zimbabwe] Prominent Harare preacher, Walter Magaya and his company Aretha Medicines have been fined $700 for manufacturing and marketing a drug he claimed could cure HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Walter Magaya Found Guilty Of Selling HIV 'Cure' Illegally
[New Zimbabwe] Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya has been convicted for contravening sections of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act through manufacturing and marketing an anti-HIV drug without first clearing with authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cleric Walter Magaya Convicted
[263Chat] Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries leader Walter Magaya has been convicted of contravening the Medicines Control Act after pleading guilty to advertising his HIV cure claim without following proper procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Leaders Slammed for SA Medical Tourism
[CAJ News] ZIMBABWE'S ruling elite has come under criticism for seeking medical treatment in neighboring South Africa while leaving the majority exposed to death at ill-equipped hospitals back home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: President's National Monthly Clean-Up Heads to Hospitals
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa today heads to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare for the national monthly clean-up as Government intensifies efforts to build a sustainable environment management and waste disposal culture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How a Zimbabwean Hospital Treated My Dying Mother
[GroundUp] The nationwide shutdown in Zimbabwe earlier this month hit hospitals hard. Nyasha (not his real name) tells how his dying mother was treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'I Went Inside Zimbabwe's Illegal Abortion Market'
[Bhekisisa] Zimbabwe's tight abortion laws aren't curbing demand, they're driving them underground -- and it's about to get worse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Prevalence Rate Drops
[The Herald] MANICALAND has shed off its tag as the province with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimpapers Donates U.S.$20 000 for Cancer Fight
[The Herald] Zimpapers has donated $20 000 to Island Hospice and Healthcare as part of its contribution to the fight against cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Living With Learning Disability
[The Herald] Dr Sacrifice Chirisa Mental Health Matters (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boy, four, is 'slowly being killed' by a MANGO-sized tumour
Simbarashe Dande, from Murewa - 47miles (75km) north east of Harare in Zimbabwe, cannot eat solid food and struggles to breathe because of the gigantic tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent legal responses to child marriage in Southern Africa: the case of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi - Mwambene L.
Child marriage occurs when one of the parties is below the age of 18 years. In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi research has shown that most child marriages are linked to harmful practices that are embedded in culture. Law reform to end child marriage, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Open to Cannabis Exports
[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has backed calls for Zimbabwe to grow cannabis for export to take advantage of the growing global legal marijuana market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Police Shut Down Shrine As Cholera Claims Sect Leader
[New Zimbabwe] Ministry of health officials in Murewa have for the second time in less than a month called in the police to shut down a popular Johanne Marange apostolic sect shrine in the area following the death of four members, including the sect leader, from cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Think Child Marriages Only Happen in Far Off Countries? Think Again.
[Bhekisisa] Think child marriages only happen in far off countries? Think again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Worst Hit By Cholera Deaths in Eastern and Southern Africa - Report
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has recorded the highest number of cholera-related cases and deaths in the Eastern and Southern Region (ESAR) with 65 deaths and over 10 000 cases reported in the last quarter of 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An analysis of the flood management and mitigation measures in Zimbabwe for a sustainable future - Samu R, Kentel AS.
Floods have prevailed in the recent years, hampering not only social but also the economic development as well. This global pandemic has caused loss of lives, property and economic damages in many countries, including Zimbabwe. Rainfall intensity in the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe's health system collapses
Bare-handed surgeries, bread bags used with catheters as Zimbabwe's health system collapses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S.$240 000 Boost for Cholera
[The Herald] Government has disbursed about $240 000 to the Midlands Civil Protection Unit to combat cholera in Mberengwa following the outbreak of the water-borne disease in Chomubobo resettlement areas. The disease has since claimed two lives from the 26 cases reported since its outbreak on December 18 last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors End Crippling Strike
[CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWE'S ailing health sector has received some reprieve after junior doctors finally returned to work to end a month-long protest over salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Swiss Foreign Minister Pledges Support for HIV/Aids Programmes
[New Zimbabwe] SWITZERLAND'S Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has pledged his country's support for Zimbabwe fight against HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors' Strike Over
[The Herald] All doctors who had withdrawn their labour from Government hospitals have now returned to work. This follows an announcement by their association yesterday calling off the 40-day industrial action. A survey of central hospitals -- Harare, Parirenyatwa, Chitungwiza, Mpilo and United Bulawayo Hospitals -- by The Herald, confirmed that doctors who took part in the illegal strike had returned to work although a majority of them were still undergoing scheduled disciplinary hearings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors End 40-Day Job Action
[263Chat] Striking doctors have today called off their industrial action after 40 straight days of downing tools, amid calls for continuous engagement between doctors and the parent ministry health to avoid unnecessary interruption of service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's neighbors ban meat imports over foot and mouth disease
Botswana and the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, have suspended meat imports from South Africa while Zimbabwe is in the process of setting up a ban due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Church, Health Ministry Launches Anti-Drug Campaign
[VOA] A group of concerned Zimbabweans has started an anti-alcohol and drug campaign, targeting communities in which unemployed young people resort to drinking and using narcotics to alleviate the stress of not having work. Those involved in the campaign say the solution lies largely with improving the country's moribund economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors' Disciplinary Hearings to Be Fair - Govt
[The Herald] Disciplinary hearings against doctors who participated in the illegal industrial action will be fair and transparent and will continue to be conducted as scheduled, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Crisis Rages, As 'Incapacitated' Doctors Refuse to End Strike
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's health sector crisis rages on after the striking medical doctors who had earlier been reported to have aborted their industrial action insisted that they are incapacitated to report for duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Still On Strike, Says Union As Divisions Rock Health Staff
[New Zimbabwe] The crippling five-week strike by public hospital doctors is far from over after an undisclosed number of medical practitioners have elected to stay at home, arguing that government did not place concrete pledges to meet their demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hospitals Turn Away Patients as Doctors' Strike Drags On
[VOA] Hospitals in Zimbabwe are turning away patients as a strike by doctors enters its sixth week. There is no end in sight to the strike, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government says it cannot meet the doctors' demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Meet The Teenagers Making an Aids-Free Zimbabwe a Reality
[allAfrica] Mbare -An AIDS-free generation once seemed like a far-off dream but with the help of organisations like Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) the dream is now becoming a reality. Melody Chironda visited clinics in Mbare, Harare, to take a closer look... (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak in Zvimba
[The Herald] An outbreak of anthrax has affected eight people in Zvimba district after they ate meat from a cow that had died of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Civil Society Organizations Stand in Solidarity With Govt Workers
[Kubatana.net] Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) stands in solidarity with civil servants who have embarked on job action following government's continued failure to improve their welfare and working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Introduces Waste Separation System to Counter Littering
[New Zimbabwe] Harare City Council is set to introduce a waste separation system in a bid to reduce littering and its effects within the city, officials have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news