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Govt Blocks Mass Exodus Of Health Workers

Medical doctors have expressed concern over what they are frustrating measures  introduced by the government to reduce brain drain in the country amid reports that health workers are growing impatient with the economic situation in the country and seeking greener pastures abroad. The ministry of health and child care has reportedly announced a cumbersome new […]

Worry Over Gaps In Adolescent Sexuality Education, Access to Contraceptives

The government has cited gaps in the adolescent sexuality education and access to contraceptives for the upsurge in teenage pregnancies. This was said by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Health Minister when he appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Child Care. Chiwenga said though the constitution allows access to sexual […]

Don’t Engage In Prostitution, First Lady Tells Seke Girls

The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has discouraged young women and girls from engaging in prostitution and abortion saying it has long lasting effects on their health. The First Lady, who is also the country’s health ambassador made the remarks yesterday while addressing young women in Seke. “I want to urge you all to be responsible […]

Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, University of Melbourne; Ellis Adjei Adams, University of Notre Dame, and Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, University of Southern Queensland Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (COVID-19). The region has often carried a […]

Maisha Health Fund launches Virtual Pharmacy and Home Prescription Drugs Delivery

HARARE – Maisha Health Fund (formerly Steward Health) has introduced Virtual Pharmacy, which allows members and non-members to order prescription drugs on the phone. The virtual pharmacy aims  to ensure that Zimbabweans are getting the care and support they need while encouraging temporary social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected nearly 7 500 […]

Provide Free Sanitary Wear to Returning School Girls, Govt Urged

Sanitary Aid Zimbabwe has called on the government to provide free menstrual products for female learners as schools reopen for examinations learners end of this month. In a statement released today, Sanitary Aid Trust said the Covid-19 pandemic had worsened already existing gender inequalities for girls. “Girls are returning to school at a difficult time […]

Health Workers’ Safety First: WHO

World Health Organization has urged governments across the world to keep health workers safe in order to protect patients. Briefing the press at the World’s Patient Safety Day commemorations today, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one of the keys to keeping patients safe is keeping health workers safe. “COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all […]

NBSZ Partners Facebook To Launch New Blood Donation Feature

National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has partnered Facebook to create an innovative feature that will see blood donors signing up to get notifications when blood centres near them require urgent donations to bolster the national bank. In a zoom meeting today, NSBZ said starting today, Zimbabweans who are between 18-65 years old, will have the […]