Zimbabwe:Breakthrough in Livestock Sector
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the livestock sector met in early February to review the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Mashonaland East and West provinces. The Area Veterinary Extension Worker reported a suspected outbreak in Chegutu on January 17 and a full inspection was carried out. However, some cattle from the affected Chegutu herd had already been moved to sale pens in Harare and Macheke and after further investigations, an outbreak of FMD has been confirmed in Macheke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Return to Work, Govt Tells Doctors
[The Herald] Government is calling on some doctors, who went on strike yesterday, to return to work as it looks into their grievances. Some doctors went on strike yesterday even though the law prohibits them from embarking on industrial action as they provide essential services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The realities of children in prostitution in Zimbabwe : a case of Beitbridge and Plumtree border towns - Mabvurira V, Chigevenga R, Kambarami F, Chavhi R, Nyoni C.
Child prostitution is amongst one of the globe's most offensive crimes perpetrated against children. In most cases girls are the most affected as they are exploited for profit. The study was conducted in the border towns of Beitbridge and Plumtree. Beitbri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Chinese Condoms Too Small for Zimbabwean Men'
[New Zimbabwe] Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider manufacturing condoms, saying imported options aren't quite up to task. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Takes Cancer Awareness Campaign to Mutoko
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday took her national cancer awareness campaign to Mutoko in Mashonaland East Province, where she had interactive sessions with communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:St Giles Gets U.S.$10 000 Equipment From CBZ
[The Herald] CBZ Holdings last week donated $10 009 worth of equipment to St Giles Medical Rehabilitation Centre mainly for speech and language needs of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Traffic Watchdog Donates to Harare Central Hospital
[The Herald] Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) last week donated a state-of-the-art BV Endura C-arm Image intensifier to Harare Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Warns Against 'Bedroom' Herbs
[The Herald] Marondera -The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has warned women against using sex enhancing herbs in or on their privates to please their husbands, saying it was one of the reasons why cases of cervical cancer were on the increase in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:City Needs Holistic Approach to De-Congest CBD
[The Herald] For   the umpteenth time, Harare City Council (HCC), issued a directive that was initially supposed to take effect on Wednesday, and later moved to yesterday, in an attempt to bring order in the central business direct (CBD) through banning commuter omnibuses from the city centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Technology Alone Won ’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn
Laboratory Technician Herbert Mtopa collects biological samples at a clinic in Zimbabwe's Shamva District under a CultiAF project to assess exposure of women and children to aflatoxins. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 2018 (IPS)In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.The first rapid aflatoxin testing kit is in the market for less than two dollars, even as some farmers unwittingly employ life-t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects TerraViva United Nations aflatoxin Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agriculture produc Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Minister Parirenyatwa Sued
[The Herald] A group of 20 student nurses at Bonda Mission Hospital, who had their training contracts terminated barely a month after commencement, have taken the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa to the High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Commends MSF's Mental Health Drive
[The Herald] Government has commended Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) for reducing mental health prevalence and new incidences, as well as scaling up availability of antipsychotic drugs over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Prisons a Living Hell for Mental Patients
[263Chat] Zimbabwean Prisons still suffer from critical resource shortages and over crowding and these problems are acute for prisoners with mental illness, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Head of Mission Abi Kebra Belaye has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Invest in Water, Sanitation to End Cholera
[The Herald] Adequate sanitation, together with good hygiene and safe water, are fundamentals to good health and socio-economic development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimdancehall and the peace crisis in Zimbabwe - Kufakurinani U, Mwatwara W.
Zimbabwe has recently been facing serious challenges and threats to its peace and security as a result of deepening economic crisis. Civilians have taken to the streets and the first half of 2016 was characterized by protests. The crisis has its roots d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Awareness Campaign Goes Rural
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said she will soon take her cancer awareness campaign to rural areas to give rural women a chance to undergo free cervical cancer screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Outrage Over Tsvangirai Hospital Picture
[New Zimbabwe] A hospital staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Low Demand for Female Condom Worrying'
[263Chat] Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has raised concerns over the low demand usage of female condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Scrap Cancer Therapy Charges - First Lady
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has appealed to Government to scrap radiotherapy charges for cancer patients. Addressing hundreds of people in Masvingo, she said the current $400 charge per session was beyond the reach of many cancer patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady's Cancer Campaign Bears Fruit
[The Herald] Over 8 500 women have been screened for cervical cancer nationwide since the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa partnered the Ministry of Health and Child Care in a campaign against the disease last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimpapers Donates U.S$10,000 to Island Hospice
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Newspapers Group yesterday handed over $10 000 to Island Hospice& Healthcare -- an institution established out of the need to have direct home-based palliative care for those with life-threatening illnesses and their families, as well as a comprehensive bereavement service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tougher Tobacco Use Laws Critical in the Fight Against Cancer
[263Chat] The World commemorated World Cancer Day on the 4th of February as is the norm each year, the commemoration ran under the theme "We can, I can" and that theme alone makes a lot of sense because surely collectively We can reduce cancer related illness and subsequently cancer related deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Foot-And-Mouth Infected Cattle Burnt
[The Herald] The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement yesterday slaughtered and burnt 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Screened for Cervical, Breast Cancer
[The Herald] Firsty Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was yesterday screened for cervical and breast cancer at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) as a way of motivating women to do the same as the country intensifies the fight against the silent killer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Blood Donors Seek Govt Intervention
[The Herald] Blood donors are seeking the intervention of Government and Parliament in resolving long-standing ownership and leadership disputes within the National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) following a false start to a proposed emergency general meeting, which was supposed to have been held last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Denver Needs Medical Support'
[The Herald] The past weeks have seen one of our promising footballers, Denver Mukamba, being in the newspapers daily over his well-known disciplinary issues emanating from suspected substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Gives Children's Home New Lease of Life
[The Herald] First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa's visit to Hurungwe Children's Home early last month has given a new lease of life to the institution after she facilitated the acquisition maize inputs enough for 15 hectares. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UK-Based Cancer Survivor Launches Anka Beauty Range
[New Zimbabwe] A United Kingdom (UK) based Zimbabwean breast cancer survivor, Prisca Chireka, launched her beauty product in the country this Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Reprieve for Medical Aid Clients
[The Herald] Doctors in Chinhoyi have scraped co-payment fees for patients using Premier Services Medical Aid Society. The development, hailed by both medical practitioners and PSMAS clients, comes after the medical aid provider met its obligations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Country Now Free From Avian Flu
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is now free from the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that hit the country between May and August last year. The disease killed one million chickens in South Africa and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak in Chegutu Under Control
[The Herald] The cholera outbreak in Chegutu is now under control, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. Speaking after touring health and council facilities in Chegutu and Norton on Saturday, Dr Parirenyatwa said while Government was attending to all suspected cholera cases, no one is admitted to any hospital over the disease at the moment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Water Crisis Hits Country's Biggest Hospitals
[The Herald] The country's biggest referral hospitals -- Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Harare Central Hospital -- faced biting water shortages over the weekend, exposing patients' health to greater risk. It was reported that Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals had no water on Saturday, while Harare Central Hospital had limited supplies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Thwarts Macheso Gig
[The Herald] Chegutu -Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) ambassador and sungura king Alick Macheso last Friday heeded the call by Civil Protection Unity (CPU) in Chegutu to cancel his gig. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hats Off to FC Platinum's Bold Cholera Initiative
[The Herald] FC PLATINUM'S bold initiative to use their position and influence as champions of domestic football to play a leading role in the fight against cholera is a huge step in the right direction by a team transforming itself into a model club in this country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Norton Prepared for Cholera, Says MP Mliswa
[263Chat] Norton legislator , Temba Mliswa says his constituency is ready to prevent the spread of cholera, which has since claimed four lives while 94 other are belived to have been affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Doctor Who Died in Storm 'Was Humble, Hardworking'
[CAJ News] Durban -The Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Government will preserve the legacy of the late Zimbabwean medical expert, Dr Sakheni Ncube, who drowned during heavy storms last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Boss Tells Concerned MP Off
[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T Bulawayo East MP, Tabitha Khumalo, on Thursday clashed with United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) management over appalling facilities at the referral centre with the bosses there telling her she had no right to tell "us what to do". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Why Civil Rights and Health Issues Go Hand in Hand
[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe's recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as "worse than pigs and dogs". In 2015, he stood before the UN General Assembly and declared "we [Zimbabweans] are not gays". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Vows to Keep Up HIV, Aids Fight
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday vowed to lead Zimbabwe's fight against HIV and Aids through dolling out mobile clinics across the country and intensifying awareness campaigns. Speaking on the occasion of the 20th Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) Ordinary General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the First Lady said Zimbabwe had registered tremendous progress in the fight against HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:January Disease Kills 2 000 Cattle
[The Herald] At least 2 000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March - with Government is urging farmers to intensify dipping of their livestock as a prevention measure. Government has also intensified awareness campaigns in affected areas that include Goromonzi, Bindura, Chegutu and Chivhu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zimbabwe Honoured for Leading Fight Against Malaria
[The Herald] Zimbabwe was yesterday honoured alongside five other African countries for leading the way to a Malaria Free-Africa by 2030. The country received the honour from the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) at the 30th African Union (AU) Summit. ALMA members are drawn from 49 AU countries with the objective of eradicating malaria on the continent by 2030. Zimbabwe is not a member. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Leads Fight Against HIV, Aids
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday met UNAIDS country director Mr Girmay Haile at Zimbabwe House and pledged to play a national and international advocacy role in the fight against HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Some Cultural Practices Hamper Anti-Cholera Fight
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Some cultural and religious practices are contributing to the spread of cholera in Zimbabwe, with the only cases reported so far this year attributed to a funeral in a mining town, authorities said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Angry Minister Blasts Councils Over Cholera Outbreaks
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe is not doing enough to address service delivery failings that are causing endless outbreaks of waterborne disease and the loss of life, health minister David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:New Test Machines Boost Health Delivery System
[263Chat] National AIDS Council last week received 12 new HUMASTAR 200 chemistry analyzers worth 240 000 euros from Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers- in a major boost to the country's health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:It's Possible to Eliminate Paediatric HIV
[Zimbabwe Standard] Eliminating paediatric HIV is not the work of a day or even a year. It requires concerted efforts on many fronts with government, civic society and citizen leaders all pulling together. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe's Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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