No Joy for Medical Aid Companies after Elections

ZIMBABWE’S two main political parties, ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance have vowed to cleanse the Medical Aid services sector soon after the elections amidst growing concerns that the firms are engaging in double dipping tendencies with most players reportedly running private clinics, pharmacies and other services outside their operating regulatory framework. By Michael Gwarisa The industry is facing a plethora of problems, chief among them the high cost of medical services, which has excluded the majority of the people. The industry has elevated the more expensive secondary care and…

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AHFoZ To Host ICD10 Training Workshop

THE Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) will be hosting an International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD) workshop in Harare next month in a bid to improve understanding of technology and its use in the health sector in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. By Michael Gwarisa The workshop will run from 14 to 15 March at Cresta Lodge in Harare and will see various delegates from within and outside Zimbabwe gracing the occasion. AHFoZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shylet Sanyanga  told an…

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Illegal Sex Enhancing Drugs Flood Zim- CID

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE is under siege from Sex Enhancing drugs which are finding their way into  the country through porous entry points, a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) drug section officer Majaha Mukwananzi has said. He said this during the ongoing Healthcare Fraud Indaba being hosted by the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHfoZ). “Sex enhances are becoming one of the major challenges in Zimbabwe and abuse of the these drugs has just gone beyond normal. “The drugs are coming in different forms, they can be in liquid form,…

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AHFoZ decries price hikes in pharmacies

By HealthTimes Correspondent The Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) has expressed concern over the huge increase in the price of drugs at most pharmacies saying this said could only worsen the suffering of patients. In a statement, AHFoZ, which represents the country’s medical aid societies, said over the past three weeks most pharmacies had increased the price of drugs by between 30 percent and 70 percent. This had resulted in huge shortfalls for medical aid society members. Some pharmacies, AHFoZ said, were rejecting medical aid cards and insisting…

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AHFoZ Conference Kicks Off This Week

Staff Reporter  PLAYERS and healthcare stakeholders will this week converge in the resort town of Victoria Falls for the 8th Annual edition of of the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) stakeholders’ conference. The conference will be running under the theme “Healthcare Ecosystem and Quality of Life”,  and will  take place at the Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls from Wednesday (September 6) to Saturday (September 9). The theme emphasises the role that different players in the health sector, including the patients themselves, play in promoting good health, which is so…

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Local and Regional Delegates To Grace AHFoZ Stakeholders Conference

By Michael Gwarisa  PREPARATIONS to the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) 8th Annual Stakeholders Conference are at an advanced stage amid indications that more than 200 delegates will be in attendance from both the local and international scene. The conference will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 6 to 9 September 2017 and will be running under the theme “The Health Ecosystem & The Quality of Life.” In an interview with HealthTimes , AHFoZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Shylet Sanyanga said all was in…

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