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Health Development Fund Procures COVID-19 Equipment

The Health Development Fund (HDF), a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism, has procured essential equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic and strengthen coverage and equity of immunization across the country. The HDF, a fund established to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) and nutrition in Zimbabwe, is managed by UNICEF in coordination with […]

Dont Use Lockdown Regulations To Silence Health Workers, Govt Told

Amnesty International has condemned the use of lockdown regulations by Zimbabwean police to silence health workers and other activists who are legally demonstrating against poor remuneration and poor working conditions. In a statement, Amnesty International called on authorities to drop charges against health care workers for demanding better wages. This comes after 13 nurses were […]

Obadiah Moyo’s Dismisal Is Nothing: Nkosana Moyo

Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) leader Dr Nkosana Moyo has commented on the removal of Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo from his cabinet post, saying his dismissal is a very small battle won in the scheme of things as long as the big fish are still unscathed. Posting on Twitter, Moyo said Zimbabwe’s […]

Attempts To Strangle Our Genuine Voices Through Force Is Not New: Nurses

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZNA) has condemned the arrest of its members at Harare Central Hospital while holding a peaceful demonstration against poor working conditions and low wages. In a statement, Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZNA) said the arrest was unfortunate considering that nurses were using the only option available to express their grievances since the […]

Nurses Served With Eviction Notice Amid Industrial Action

Nurses residing at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals held a demonstration today after they were served with notice of eviction by the health centre administration accusing them of flouting an agreement to avail themselves in times of emergencies including stay aways and disasters. In a memo, the Chief Executive Officer for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Ernest […]

HSB Proposes New Salary Negotiating Framework

The Health Services Board (HSB) has condemned the current salary negotiating framework saying it makes it difficult for them to meet the wage demands of doctors, nurses and other medical staff. The HSB said they would prefer negotiations to be done before the crafting of the National Budget. HSB Executive Director, Ruth Kaseke told the […]

Caribbean countries get access to Africa Medical Supplies Platform for procurement of COVID-19 supplies

Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been given access to the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), a procurement system for supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The AMSP unlocks immediate access to an African and global base of vetted manufacturers and procurement strategic partners.  It enables African Union Member States to […]

PPE boost for Parirenyatwa and UBH frontline healthcare workers

HARARE, 1 July 2020: The country’s fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus received a boost when the Econet Group handed over 400 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth $347,341 to Parirenyatwa Hospital, with United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) scheduled to receive its consignment later this week. The donated PPEs consist of PVC overalls, overshoes, heavy-duty gloves, goggles, latex […]

OPINION: Global Wake-Up Call

by António Guterres From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the United Nations Charter, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. That vision of a better future —  based […]

Masiyiwa donates 120 000 Test Kits and border laboratories to Zimbabwe

UK-based Econet founder and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, who also serves as AU Special Envoy for COVID-19, has donated 120 000 Test Kits to Zimbabwe, along with Mobile Test Laboratories to be used at the country’s border posts. The donation of Test Kits also includes 50 000 of the highly accurate PCR type Test,  used by […]