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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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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Parirenyatwa Hospital Gets US$2 million For Refurbishment

THE Ministry of Health and Childcare received US$2million from the Cabinet to repair a section of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals gutted by fire on Saturday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Patients at Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital, part of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, were left  in shock when the fire broke out, destroying part of the hospital’s theatre, some equipment, drugs  and patients’ records. At the weekly Cabinet media briefings, Health and Childcare  Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said an electrical fault in the building now inching 70 years caused the fire. “Yes I…

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#JUSTIN: Magaya Off The Hook, Fined $700

PROPHET Healing And Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya has  just been fined $700 meaning he is no longer going to jail as was anticipated by most HIV affiliated organisations and activists. By Kudakwashe Pembere Prophet Magaya walks away scot-free after being found guilty of contravening the Medicines Control Act which forbids rashed advertising of medicines which are not approved by the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ). Presiding over the case was Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who said that  Magaya exhibited carelessness and negligence to advertise the Aguma which…

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Doctors, Nurses To Work 3 Days A Week

GOVERNMENT has issued a directive which will see working hours for health workers reduced to only three days a week. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter addressed to public health sector administrative leaders by the Acting permanent secretary of health,  Dr Gibson Mhlanga he asked that an interim measure to reduced working hours for all health workers should be put in place. According to the letter, doctors and nurses, are now only required to report for duty three days in a week to cushion them form the prevailing transport woes. The…

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Delta Should Invest In Mental Health Facilities

ZIMBABWE’S leading beverages manufacturer Delta Beverages has been implored to invest in mental health institutions as well as promote responsible drinking to reduce the burden of mental health associated ailments. By Kudakwashe Pembere Officiating the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Workshop in Harare on Friday, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo said Delta should contribute to the reduction of alcohol related diseases and deaths through establishing clinics. “And I really hope that companies like Delta should also participate. We have been saying Lets Clean Up Zimbabwe, Lets Clean Up…

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#JUSTIN: Fire Guts Down Part Of Parirenyatwa Hospital

AN inferno has burnt down part of Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) Public Relations Officer, Mr Linos Dhire said it was just a fire scare nothing to be worried about. “It’s just a fire scare,” he said. He however added that they were still to ascertain the cause of the fire and they have temporarily switched off power at the institution. “Our electricians are still establishing the cause before restoring the electricity. As for the extent of the damage, it…

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TelOne Launches Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme

TelOne has launched its Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme dubbed “TelOne Queen Makers,” which seeks to support and empower young girls in High School especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bulawayo Correspondent The programme was launched at the TelOne Topyard Depot in Bulawayo and attracted a number of girls from various schools around Bulawayo. In a press statement, TelOne Corporate Communications Head Mrs Melody Harry said the programme is meant to benefit 200 girls country wide. “The year- long TelOne Girls Mentorship programme was launched in Harare last year, in…

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