Zim launches School Health Policy

ZIMBABWE has launched a school health policy which will act as a yardstick towards planning and programming for school children’s  health activities and the sector at large. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the launch ceremony, Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the policy had come at a time when Zimbabwe needed an education sector specific policy which will scale up disease prevention and programing in schools. “Ill health in schools has been characterised by increasing incidence and prevalence of communicable diseases like HIV infection, tuberculosis, including neglected…

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Zim Launches Health Financing Strategy

ZIMBABWE has launched its first ever Health  Financing Strategy, which when implemented will increase health sector domestic funding as well as improve access to quality health for all citizens. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe’s health system has been consistently financed by a mixture of domestic funding resources with the major funding coming from Central Government through budget allocation, sub-national government (local authorities), households, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private companies. Launching the Health financing strategy, Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said implementation of the health financing strategy was banked…

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Parly To Summon Parirenyatwa Over Health Bill

By Michael Gwarisa THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has accused Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa for deliberately delaying  approval of the Public Health Bill as he is now reportedly running the health ministry from overseas, HealthTimes Online can reveal. The developments came to light during what was supposed to be a Final Follow-up Meeting on the Public Health Act organised by Save The Children, where the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji  sent an ill-preprepared  Director for Policy Planning and Coordination Dr Steven Banda to present on the current…

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Government Endorse NAC Media Award

By HealthTimes Editor  THE Government of Zimbabwe has thrown its weight behind the National Aids Council (NAC) Media awards in effort to to encourage positive reportage and coverage of AIDS related issues. Officiating at the inaugural NAC Media Awards in the capital this week,  Health and Child Care Minister  Hon David Parirenyatwa said the media was one of the key drivers of the widespread awareness and knowledge our people have about HIV and AIDS including the utilisation of prevention and treatment services. “I therefore would like to salute the editors…

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Typhoid claims 10 in Zimbabwe: Health ministry

Harare – Typhoid has claimed another victim in Harare, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the disease in Zimbabwe since October, the health ministry says. Eighty-six cases of typhoid were reported in just one week beginning March 5, the ministry says in its latest update. Typhoid cases haven’t just been confined to Harare: there are also typhoid infections in Hurungwe, about 120km from the capital, and Mazowe, which lies about 85km away. Recent heavy rains across much of the country have raised fears of intensified disease outbreaks. Typhoid…

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