#TalkingLoveThisValentines: 10 Things Never To Do After Breaking Up

No matter how badly they broke up with you, and no matter how pained you are, these are the 10 worst ways to react! No matter how bad the breakup was, or how terribly your ex went about about it, you should never descend to the level of doing the 10 things listed here below. Why? Because some behaviours are better left for teenagers and kids. 1. Social media shades “It’s crazy how some people cannot even act right in a relationship.” Don’t post such message on Facebook, Twitter or…

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#JUSTIN: Monetary Policy To Determine New Fees Structure- ZIMA

THE monetary policy will conclusively mould the new pricing regime by medical professionals, a Zimbabwe Medical Association official has said.   By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes in the wake of fears that doctors would charge exhorbitant fees for consultation and reviews. A ZIMA Mutare Branch a fortnight ago had come up with its tariffs starting from US$30 for consultation fees. ZIMA national spokesperson Dr Sacrifice Chirisa told HealthTimes in an interview that consultations are underway to come up with an ultimate tariff regime. “Discussions are still underway and it was…

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Medical Aid Fees Go Up

MEDICAL aid societies under the banner of the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) have agreed to up the fees payable to healthcare service providers with effect from today (Monday 11 February 2019). This comes as private healthcare service providers last year moved to start charging their patients in United States   dollars. However, the increases, AHFoZ said, only apply to Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions. According to a statement by AHFoZ, payments to hospitals have been increased by 30 percent. And those paid to all other service providers,…

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Econet Tops Up US$60 million For Cholera Fight

ECONET Wireless’ social impact organization, Higher Life Foundation has availed another US$60 million towards the cholera response. By Kudakwashe Pembere This is supplementary to the US$10 million Econet Zimbabwe donated when the cholera outbreak broke out. The money will be used over the next five years. “The family foundation of Econet founders Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa is committing an additional US$60 million towards the cholera response in Zimbabwe. This comes on the back of an initial $10 million investment by Econet Zimbabwe at the onset of the cholera outbreak in…

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New Fees Structures For Medical Practitioners

THE Allied Health Practitioners Council of  Zimbabwe (AHPCZ) has announced new fees structures for the year 2019, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa AHPCZ Register, Ms F Maziriri said the fees structure will be effective February 8, 2019 and said penalties have been waivered this time around following the delay in the council announcing the new fees structure. “AHPCZ would like to inform all its stakeholders  that the 2019 fees structure has been finalised and will be published in the government gazette in the weeks to follow. “With regards to…

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Swedish Gvt Constructs Clinic and Job Facility In Hopely

THE Swedish government is building a state of the art health facility as well as skills center in Hopley in a bid to address the health challenges bedeviling the Hopley community. By Michael Gwarisa Hopely is one of the highly populated peri urban residential  are in the outskirts of Harare, housing not less than 200 000 people, with about 65 000 being aged between 10-24years. Speaking from the construction, Swedesh Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Amb Sophia Calltorp said the health center will go a long way in alleviating the health and…

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Defying Traditional Barriers To HIV Testing In Centenary

IN communities around Muzarabani, women are renowned for their health seeking behaviour, including seeking HIV testing service, however, the same cannot be said for men. By Gondai Dekeza Male involvement when it comes to seeking voluntary HIV testing services,  and participation is very low. Some men feel that it is the duty of their wives to visit the clinic and hope that the results would be favorable. Favorable results are not always the case and this happens, it is the wife who takes the blame for being unfaithful. Some men…

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HIV Testing Beams Longevity To People Living With HIV: Rev Kapachawo

THE old adage which says “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, aptly sums up the journey through which renowned HIV activist and clergyman, Reverend Maxwell Kapachawo walked in his quest to conquer the ravenous HIV/AIDS claiming millions of lives annually. By Kudakwashe Pembere Most of you still remember the famed 2005 Television and Radio advert, “Ini ndiriPastor uyezve ndiri HIV Positive. Ndinosevenza neZinerela. Shoko rangu guru nderekuti HIV haina shasha inogona kubata chero munhu. Mwari vanechekuita nehupenyu hwangu nehwako. Naizvozvo ngativarumbidzei Hallelujah! ….Ngatinamateyi kuti Mwari…

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Army To Conduct Military Parades To Identify Rapist Soldiers

ZIMBABWE National Army (ZDF) says it is willing to conduct public militarily parades to aid victims of the alleged rape violence by soldiers identify their assailants. Briefing the media, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba said  the army was a disciplined unit and rape  was not tolerated and they take the allegations of rape by military personnel seriously. “The defense forces is taking is taking accusations of rape, murder and torture seriously The defense forces is a disciplined force and any form of abuse will never be tolerated. “We are willing to…

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Taskforce For Treating Alcohol And Substance Abuse On Cards

GOVERNMENT is in the process of setting up a taskforce mandated to come up with national treatment guidelines for alcohol and substance abuse disorders in Zimbabwe to be used as minimum norms and standards for treating patients in this nation. By Kudakwashe Pembere On the sidelines of an Addiction and Substance Abuse Workshop in Harare last Friday, Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo told HealthTimes that as Government, they are seized with the matter of having good facilities to treat and rehabilitate mental health patients. “For those who are…

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