Harare Hospital Runs Out Of Maternity Space…Expecting Mothers Sleeping On Floors

HARARE Central hospital is currently battling to contain swelling numbers of pregnant mothers at the back of a free maternal health initiative government embarked on early this year which has seen most expecting women sleeping on the floors By Michael Gwarisa During a tour of Harare hospital maternity wards on the side-lines of the handover ceremony of the refurbished maternity wards by the First Lady Amai Auxili Mnangagwa, not less than five women of different age groups were sleeping on the floors much to the shock of the first lady.…

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Women University Launches Degree in Midwifery

The Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is the first institute of higher learning in Zimbabwe to introduce a Midwifery Degree which is expected to help reduce maternal mortality rates in the country. SOURCE: ZBC Standing at 614 deaths per every 100 000 live births, Zimbabwe’s maternal mortality rate is regarded as one of the highest in world. WUA has, however, decided to upscale the country’s midwifery skills by introducing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Midwifery. Speaking at a fundraising dinner held in the capital this Wednesday (yesterday) keynote…

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Medical & Health Expo Preps At Advanced Stage

PREPARATIONS to the 8th Edition of the Medical and Health Expo slated for October 3 to 5, are at an advanced stage amidst indications that close to 100 exhibitors are set to participate at this year’s exhibition. By Michael Gwarisa The expo which has become a household name in Zimbabwe, has over the years grown in terms of quality of exhibitors as well as the number of participants. In an interview with healthtimes, Zim-Afro Director Shepherd Chakanza said a number of activities have been lined up for the expo which…

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