Steward Bank unveils $100 million healthcare fund

STEWARD Bank has unveiled a $100 million private sector healthcare fund meant for retooling  and capacitation of medical industry. By Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing medical professionals at the official opening of this year’s edition of Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA), Steward bank chief executive officer, Dr Lance Mambondiani said in light of the obtaining prevailing healthcare situation in Zimbabwe, they have set aside $100 million to improve the sector. “What are we putting on the table? One of the things that we thought we should do to show you our commitment, to…

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Zim Political impasse: Health Sector Feels the Heat

PROGRESS in the health sector is currently on hold at the back of an obtaining political impasse as the nation awaits the Constitutional Court judgment on the contested 2018  Presidential results. By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe Medical Association Secretary General Dr Shingi Bopoto said public health institutions remain in a dire situation despite the elections. “We cannot say there was any specific effect on the election period on the medical sector. “Our public health sector has been in the doldrums for years and remained in the doldrums during the elections and…

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PMI Envisages Growth In E-Cigarettes Uptake

CIGARETTES and tobacco manufacturing firm, Philip Morris International (PMI) says it will increase roll out of non-combustible cigarettes across its global markets in a bid to reduce the harm associated with smoking tobacco. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Johannesburg Speaking at the just ended Africa Reporters Workshop on Tobacco Harm reduction in Johannesburg, PMI managing director in South Africa, Hugo Macerlo Nico said uptake of vaping gadgets and e-cigarettes was on an upward trend globally, with Japan, South Africa, the United States being amongst the leaders. “We have a mission…

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First Mutual To Host Cancer Awareness Walkathon

First Mutual Health will tomorrow August 18, 2018 host a cancer awareness Walkathon  in Borrowadale, Harare, as part of efforts to promote  the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe initiatives as well as promote healthy living amongts citizens. HealthTimes Reporter Cancer has over the years become a major health concern in Zimbabwe,  affecting large numbers of people from all walks of life and currently over 5000 new cancer diagnoses (all types) are made in Zimbabwe annually. First Mutual spokesperson, Farayi Mangwende said cancer treatment and palliative services currently on the market were unable…

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