Health

Mrs Mnangagwa clinches cancer treatment deal

First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has clinched a fellowship programme for local doctors with Merck Foundation that will aim to boost the limited number of oncologists in Zimbabwe and train the existing ones. The aim of the partnership is to build a strong platform of qualified medical, paediatric and surgical oncologists across Zimbabwe through the Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Programme. This ...

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EU gives €3.5 million to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique

The European Union Commission has announced it had released an emergency package of €3.5 million to assist the victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. In a statement on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said: “The EU stands in solidarity with all those people affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and ...

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“Zanu PF has failed to provide health care, we must” – no, remove Zanu PF

The trouble with Zanu PF apologists like you Hopewell Chinono is that they are incapable of thinking logically. “Ultimately the responsibility for health care in Zimbabwe lies with the State, but until the State has fully grasped that reality, we can do what is within our means because the people who are dying are our kith and kin,” you say. ...

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Bulawayo residents fear ‘Harare disease’ outbreak

Bulawayo residents say they are at grave risk of contracting deadly diseases such as cholera and typhoid, unless the government urgently bails out their city council to replace its decrepit sewer and water infrastructure. This comes as virtually all authorities in the country are grappling with similarity anti-quated sewer and water reticulation equipment, which requires which requires hundreds of millions ...

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Mpilo radiotherapy patients stranded

ABOUT 150 cancer patients accessing radiation services from Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo are stranded following the breakdown of machinery at the hospital since November last year. Radiation therapy which is also called radiotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Those who can afford it have moved to Harare ...

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Water shortages in Beitbridge

Serious water shortages have resurfaced in Beitbridge town where a major pipe burst on the mainline that supplies the whole town has resulted in taps running dry for over two days. The hardest hit people are those residing in western suburbs (Dulivhadzimo South and North), CBD, referral hospital, the border post and light industries. The town requires at least 15 ...

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Doctors dump work and resume strike

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has announced that its members who had resumed duty on Monday will be withdrawing their services on Tuesday to join the rest of their counterparts who did not report for duty. Doctors had signed a Bargain Agreement with the government that was going to see the health practitioners returning to work after 38 days of ...

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ZANU PF Youths recruit teachers and nurses

ZANU PF Youth League has commenced the process of identifying graduates who are not working to replace the teachers and nurses who are on industrial action. Writing on Facebook Secretary for Youth Affairs Lewis Matutu said the country needs patriotic civil servants. “We have started activating our structures identifying qualified personnel to replace those that are not satisfied with jobs ...

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Our hospitals are a death trap

This time tomorrow, the wards and corridors of hospitals across Zimbabwe will be a lot quieter than usual. Patients will still be there in droves, but the bulk of the staff who normally minister to their needs – that is, junior doctors – will be absent. The majority of them will be participating in the strike. All-out means no care ...

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Doctors vow to continue their month-long industrial action

Striking junior doctors have vowed to continue with their month-long industrial action despite claims by government that the two sides have reached a consensus on the majority of their demands. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary-general Mthabisi Bhebhe told the Daily News yesterday that no such consensus had been reached with the Health ministry. “We have reached a consensus that ...

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