PSMAS Opens One Stop Shop Service Centre

ZIMBABWE’S leading Medical Aid  firm, Premier Service Medical Aid Company (PSMAS) has opened its state of the art service center at its headquarters which will improve convenience and service delivery to its clients. By Michael Gwarisa The service centre which is a one stop shop service facility, offers members a number of services ranging from card replacements, new applications processing, Health and Fitness services, payments among a host of others. Speaking during the Service Centre Media Tour, PSMAS Managing Director, Mr Tendai Kapamha said the service center was part of…

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Hospitals Run Out Of Oxygen

The countryr’s public hospitals, which have been struggling to stock drugs and replace antiquated equipment, have been hit by shortages of oxygen gas which last Friday forced Harare Children’s Hospital to suspend normal services. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa confirmed the shortages yesterday and said government was actively working to have the crucial medical gas in hospitals very soon. In medical parlance, oxygen is a gas required in every healthcare setting, and is used for resuscitation and inhalation therapy among a variety of other uses which include providing…

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BRONCHIOLITIS OUTBREAK: Situation under control

Close to a hundred children who have been affected by an infection called bronchiolitis have been admitted at Harare Central Hospital and some of them are sharing oxygen cylinders. SOURCE: ZBC NEWS ONLINE The government has confirmed the country has been hit by an outbreak of bronchiolitis. The infection mostly affects children under the age of two and the symptoms are coughing and breathlessness. The casualty area at Harare Central Hospital today was busy with more than 50 parents whose children were exhibiting symptoms of the bronchiolitis infection and have…

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VACANCY: NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Maternal Health

Level: NOB Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 12 March 2018 – 5:00pm (Harare time) Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe Job ID: 14164 NOTE: This post is being re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All candidates who have already applied previously to Job ID #12300 need not re apply.  Thank you.   *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF ZIMBABWE *   Job Setting: The United Nations Population Fund is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth…

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AHFoZ To Host ICD10 Training Workshop

THE Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) will be hosting an International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD) workshop in Harare next month in a bid to improve understanding of technology and its use in the health sector in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. By Michael Gwarisa The workshop will run from 14 to 15 March at Cresta Lodge in Harare and will see various delegates from within and outside Zimbabwe gracing the occasion. AHFoZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shylet Sanyanga  told an…

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HIV Prevalence Rates Declines In Mashonaland- NAC

Mashonaland West province has recorded a decline in the HIV prevalence rate and new incidences due to the scaling up of various prevention and treatment programmes. The Herald: Mashonaland West Bureau According to figures released by the National Aids Council (NAC) provincial office in Chinhoyi, about 138 981 adults and children were living with HIV in 2016, of which six percent were forecast to be children under the age of 14. The report also showed that the HIV prevalence rate of adults between the age of 15 and 49 had…

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Zim Men Furious Over Chinese Condoms-Minister

Zimbabwean men are complaining about small fitting imported Chinese condoms hence the need for local manufacturing of  appropriately sized ones, a Cabinet Minister said on Wednesday.  By HealthTimes Reporter Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa while addressing Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV/AIDS and Wellness board launch said Zimbabweans objected these condoms for their miniature size sending delegates into bouts of laughter. Zipshaw’s mandate is to oversee HIV/AIDS and wellness programs and policies in the private sector. These hilarious remarks come on the backdrop of the International Condom Day celebrations which…

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CIMAS Launches E-Claims Platform

One of Zimbabwe’s leading medical aid providers Cimas says the e-Claims platform will be activated by April 2018. Last week, the company announced its partnership with a local technology startup Health263 for an e-Claims platform in a move that will accelerate claims submission and payment . In a statement, Cimas Managing Director Medical Aid  Washington Madziwadondo said the move is part of the company’s thrust to solidify member security. “In line with our strategic objectives to improve and simplify service quality as well as strengthen member security, Cimas is pleased…

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Zimbabwe’s Health Budget Not That Bad Says UNAIDS

ZIMBABWE’S budget towards the health sector is not as bad as people might want to suggest and it is the sixth biggest health budget in Africa, UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmary Haile has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the launch of the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordination Board (ZIPSHAW), Mr Haile said Zimbabweans should divert their attention from the negative and focus on the good that government was doing to improve livelihoods of people. “My colleagues whom I spend time with from the government really spend time…

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Zimbabwe Launches HIV and Wellness Board

GOVERNMENT yesterday launched the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordination Board (ZIPSHAW) which will oversee the implementation of HIV and wellness programs in working setups by both the private sector in a bid to reduce the scourge of Non communicable diseases and HIV in work places. By Michael Gwarisa The board is chaired by renowned business executive Mr Jonson Manyakara and an array of other experts from both health and the private sector. Officiating at the event, Minster of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr David Parirenyatwa said HIV…

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