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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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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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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JICA Improves Zim’s HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Skills

JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative Mr Shumon Yoshiara says the Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity  for HIV/AIDS response programs were a resounding success and has manged to compile data that will go a long way in answering HIV related question in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In Kadoma Speaking during the Final Workshop where data experts were presenti9ng their findings from the project, Mr  Yoshiara said the project which was birthed by bilateral relations between the government of Zimbabwe and Japan had gone a long way in building capacity…

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SA Students Demand Condoms In Schools

LEARNERS in most South African schools have rapped government for delaying the implementation of guidelines on the National Policy on HIV, STI and TB (2017) which they say is limiting their access to HIV testing, Condoms, and other essential sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) services. HealthTimes NewsRoom The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for intensified collaboration by the   Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Department of Health (DOH) to offer annual HIV counselling and testing (HCT), TB and STI screening, and year-round access to…

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KidzCan Honors Childhood Cancer Survivors

KIDZCAN, a local organization which deals with childhood cancer cases in Zimbabwe has applaud childhood cancer survivors for their resilience in fighting cancer. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the launch Orange Week which marks celebrations for children living with cancer, Kidzcan Executive Director, Daniel Mckenzie said Kidzcan had over the years exhibited resilience in supporting children living with cancer. “As we stand in solidarity with international childhood cancer day, we acknowledge that childhood cancer in Zimbabwe as in the rest of low medium countries claims more lives. Statistics have shown…

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