CIMAS Launches E-Claims Platform

One of Zimbabwe’s leading medical aid providers Cimas says the e-Claims platform will be activated by April 2018. Last week, the company announced its partnership with a local technology startup Health263 for an e-Claims platform in a move that will accelerate claims submission and payment . In a statement, Cimas Managing Director Medical Aid  Washington Madziwadondo said the move is part of the company’s thrust to solidify member security. “In line with our strategic objectives to improve and simplify service quality as well as strengthen member security, Cimas is pleased…

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Zimbabwe’s Health Budget Not That Bad Says UNAIDS

ZIMBABWE’S budget towards the health sector is not as bad as people might want to suggest and it is the sixth biggest health budget in Africa, UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmary Haile has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the launch of the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordination Board (ZIPSHAW), Mr Haile said Zimbabweans should divert their attention from the negative and focus on the good that government was doing to improve livelihoods of people. “My colleagues whom I spend time with from the government really spend time…

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Zimbabwe Launches HIV and Wellness Board

GOVERNMENT yesterday launched the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordination Board (ZIPSHAW) which will oversee the implementation of HIV and wellness programs in working setups by both the private sector in a bid to reduce the scourge of Non communicable diseases and HIV in work places. By Michael Gwarisa The board is chaired by renowned business executive Mr Jonson Manyakara and an array of other experts from both health and the private sector. Officiating at the event, Minster of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr David Parirenyatwa said HIV…

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Ministry Embarks on Massive Drug Administration For Trachoma

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care is embarking on a mass drug administration exercise for blinding trachoma targeting both children and adults. SOURCE: CHRONICLE The drug administration began in three districts on Monday and is set to end on February 23. Blinding trachoma is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium which causes the roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. The roughening can lead to blindness. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the programme is targeting both children and adults. “Everyone living in endemic…

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Afrcom Introduces ECG Dongle Which Tests BP and Sugar Levels On The Go

Africom Zimbabwe’s converged network service provider is carrying out pilot tests for its heart and stress monitoring dongle, Africom Head of Commercial Simanga Madhlabuta has said. The ECG dongle will be launched on March, 3 in Bindura and Africom says the launch of this device is part of their social mission: which is providing accessible and affordable health services through technology. The ECG dongle interlinked to  a mobile application and cardio cloud services  allows you to measure the state of your heart and stress levels and then use the results…

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First Lady launches Angels of Hope Foundation

FIRST Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday launched her charity organisation — Angels of Hope Foundation — whose main focus would be to uplift lives of disadvantaged children and other vulnerable members of society. The launch, which was held at the Harare International Conference Centre, saw nearly one million dollars being pledged by individuals and organisations towards assisting the needy. Among those who pledged substantial amounts were wife of United Family International Church Founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, Mrs Ruth who pledged $300 000 while President Mnangagwa chipped in with $100 000.…

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Diabetes deaths overtake HIV

Diabetes cases are on the rise with revelations showing that deaths related to the disease have surpassed those related to HIV and AIDS, hence the need for government intervention to contain the pandemic. SOURCE: ZBC NEWS The disease continues to emerge as a key threat to health delivery goals with statistics showing more than 10 % of the population is diabetic and half of them are not aware of their condition due to lack of testing and awareness campaigns. Bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyles are the main causes of…

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Mental Health Reels From Underfunding- MSF

LACK of funding from government and general lack of interest in mental health issues by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in favor of other ailments such as HIV, Cancers and Tuberculosis (TB) makes it difficult to curb the souring cases of mental illness in Zimbabwe, MSF head of Mission Ms Abi Kebra Bilaye has said. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing stakeholders during an MSF Presentation of their activities in Zimbabwe, Ms Bilaye said there was massive resentment of mental health by the donor community and this has resulted in poor funding for such…

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30% HIV+ Pregnant Women Not On ART

AT least 30% HIV positive pregnant women were not initiated on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in  Zimbabwe according to data collected in2017, with most cases being noted during the post delivery period, a top ministry of health Monitoring and Evaluation official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Kadoma In an exclusive interview with HealthTimes on the side-lines of the JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) final workshop, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in the Ministry Of Health & Child Care (MoHCC) Aids & Tb Programme, Ngwarai Sithole said there was need for…

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#BREAKING: Tsvangirai dies of Cancer

Morgan Tsvangirai, the Movement for Democratic Change leader and former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe has died. He was 65 (Born on March 10, 1952). Tsvangirai, who was the face of the country’s opposition politics since 1999, has been battling colon cancer. He was being treated at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in South Africa. MDC-T acting president Elias Mudzuri confirmed the death through his Twitter account. “As you are aware that our MDC T President, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai has not been feeling well for some time, it is…

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