Cholera Death Toll Rises…More Hospitalised

THIRTEEN people have succumbed to cholera while 106 have been hospitalised, acting director for health service in Harare, Clemence Duri, confirmed yesterday. SOURCE: NEWSDAY Duri told NewsDay that seven people died at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, four at home and two on arrival at other city health institutions. “The number of people infected with cholera continues to rise. As of yesterday, we had four deaths in the community, two who were brought in dead and seven who died at the institution. The number of people who been admitted due…

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Brace For A Thrilling Financial Wellness in Medical Workplace Workshop

ORGANISERS to the Medical and Health Expo which is in its eighth year running have assured expo and conference participants that the Financial Wellness in Medical workplace workshop slated for October 5, 2018 would answer some of the burning questions regarding financial wellness. The key speaker, Mr Gabriel Chapara a renowned business and financial wellness consultant and radio talk show host will deliver key financial investment and business advise to a foray of participants drawn from the corporate world,the health sector and entrepreneurs among other sectors. Key Presentations will be…

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Zim Still Experiencing Psychiatrists Shortage

THE shortage of psychiatrists in Zimbabwe poses a threat to the country’s health sector as mental health practitioners are overwhelmed by the growing numbers of mental health cases around the country, a mental health practitioner has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes after presenting on Mental health practice as a career for the future at the Zimbabwe Medical Students Association Annual General Meeting on Saturday,  Dr Fungi Mazhandu said the country three private psychiatrists. “Of the 17 psychiatrists we have in Zimbabwe, just three are in private…

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To Or Not To Legalise Abortion, Zimbabwe’s Legal Dilemma

ABORTION has been a contentious issue in Zimbabwe and the world over, with governments and civil society organisations clashing on numerous platforms over the morality, acceptability and legality of the practice. By Michael Gwarisa The United States government under the current Donald Trump administration does not support abortion, neither does it provide funding for organisations which support abortion. In Zimbabwe, not only is abortion taboo but is in most instances associated with loose morals and first degree murder as it involves the termination of a fetus (life) from its mother’s…

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Deaf Zim Rolls Out Nationwide Sign Language Training For Nurses

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) says the just ended training whereby 35 nurses from Harare City council clinics received sign language training, was the beginning of a nationwide project which would bridge the communication gap between deaf people and health care workers. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Deaf Zimbabwe Executive Director Barbra Nyangairi said deaf people were having numerous challenges in accessing basic health care services, hence the need for capacity building and training of health care personal. “The training was motivated by the need to increase access…

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