Government In A Fix Over Doctors’ Strike- Parirenyatwa

HEALTH and Child Care Minister  Dr David Parirenyatwa says treasury is caught between a rock and hard place on whether they should heed to the doctors calls to increase allowances and remuneration for doctors amidst fears that such a move could trigger an even worse industrial action across other sections of the health sector. By Michael Gwarisa The doctors strike has entered its 21st day and indications of the industrial action ending soon are slim as doctors and associations representing doctors have vowed to dig in unless their demands are…

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Nestle Avails 63 Neonatal kits to Health Ministry

Government on Wednesday received 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestle Nutrition Institution Africa which will help reduce neonatal mortality rate. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a speech read on his behalf by Principal Director Preventive Services Dr Gibson Mhlanga Health and Childcare minister David Parirenyatwa said the kits will help tackle neo-natal mortality. “It is my pleasure and singular honor to be officiating at this important event where we are here to witness the handover of 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa. This signifies great private sector support…

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Food programme improves school enrollment in Chivi rural

TEACHERS in Chivi central Masvingo province have applauded the government for implementing food programme in schools saying the number of pupils enrolling in schools has since improved. By Staff Reporter The teachers said the children were feeding on wild berries and having one meal a day in the hunger stricken province. The Home Grown School Feeding Programme was launched in 2016 as one of the direct interventions in the health of learners making schools places of promoting education and nutrition. Jaka Primary school headmaster, Pfuurai Chimbunde, in a n interview…

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#SisterToSister Program Keeps UMP Girls Off Early Marriages and HIV Risk

THE Sister to Sister program being spearheaded by the Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research project (Zichire) is working flat out to ensure young girls in Uzumba, Maramba and Pfungwe (UMP) pursue their dreams without the inconvenience of early marriages and HIV infection. By Michael Gwarisa recently in UMP The issue of early marriages is most prevalent in the UMP district with members of the Appstolic sect (Mapostori ekwa Marange) and artisanal miners (Makororkoza) being the major perpetrators  and drivers of early marriages. In an interview on the sidelines of a…

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