Zim’s Maternal Deaths A National Disaster- UNFPA

ZIMBABWE loses 2,400 women due to maternal deaths every year, owing to numerous factors ranging from unavailability of resources, health personnel negligence and poverty, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said.   By Michael Gwarisa in Mutare Briefing Journalists during the ongoing Sexual Reproductive Health (SRHR) Media Advocacy Workshop in Mutare, UNFPA Reproductive health specialist, Dr Edwin Mpeta said the prevailing maternal death crisis in Zimbabwe should be treated as a national emergency and should be top of the agenda. “There are a lot of issues that need a…

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Call To Align Laws Governing Health Service Board

The recently appointed Health Service Board (HSB) says provisions in laws governing them such as the Corporate Governance Act and Health Service Act should be put in order to avoid confusion.   By Kudakwashe Pembere The HSB board was appointed in June this year by former Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa amidst calls for the board to work towards promoting ease of doing business in the health sector. It is chaired by Dr Paulinis Ncube, a public health specialist with Professor Auxilia Munodawafa as vice chairperson. Other members…

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