Hand Hygiene Critical in Preventing Sepsis

WASHING hands with soap and other detergents could significantly reduce Sepsis which has been identified as the leading cause of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Zimbabwe and the world at large, a top health ministry official has said. By Michael Gwarisa Sepsis according to health experts is whereby disease causing bacteria and infection spreads through the rest of the body. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released in the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. This can cause a cascade of changes that damage multiple organ…

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Minister Should Stop Cheap Media Propaganda- Striking Doctors

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa should stop his cheap media propaganda and address doctors concerns before more people die, vice President and spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZDHA), Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to Journalists on the sidelines of a doctors demo at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Ngwenya said they were cognizant of the situation at the hospitals and that more people were at risk but they would not return to work until government heeds to their call. “We want our rural medical…

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Ministry of Health Receives 12 New Chemistry Analysers

THE Ministry of Health and Child  Care (MoHCC) has received 12  new state of the range Chemistry Anlaysers valued at  Euro 350,000.00  with a capacity of carrying out not less 200 blood tests per hour. By Michael Gwarisa The donation deal was brokered by the National Aids Council (NAC), a German Firm Humanstar and a local firm, Diagnostics Laboratory Suppliers. The analysers will be distributed in 12 hospitals countrywide including Josiah Magama Barracks and Hospital, Manyame Air base, Chinhoyi hospital, Mtoko Hospital, Marondera Hospital, Nyanga, Bindura, Thorngroove, Gwanda hospital, St…

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Zimbabwe On High Alert Over Cholera…As Cholera Terrorises Zambia/Malawi

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenaytwa says Zimbabwe is on high alert over the prevailing Cholera outbreak obtaining in Zambia and Malawi with Zambia having recorded more than 2000 cases already. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Minister Parirenaytwa said Zimbabweans need not panic over the prevailing cholera crisis in Zambia and Malawi as government has already dispatched Choelra surveillance and monitoring systems to avoid spillage of the disease into Zimbabwe. “We are aware that there is Cholera particularly in Lusaka and because of our nearness…

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Rimuka TB/HIV Care Centre commissioned

By Staff Reporter MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has commissioned the Rimuka Integrated TB/HIV Care Centre that was renovated at a cost of US$30 000. The integrated health care centre which is owned by the Kadoma City Council handles approximately 6000 people every month. In a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Minister Aldrin Masiiwa last Friday, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa applauded the city council for the noble initiative. “I am told that this health Care centre were once Council offices but…

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Gov deploys more nurses

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has began deployment of an additional 2 000 nurses to help improve services delivery in health institutions across the country, a Cabinet minister has revealed. Health delivery in the country is reportedly being hampered by shortage of personnel, especially nurses owing to a recruitment freeze that was imposed by government during the time of the inclusive government as a way of containing the runaway wage bill. Zimbabwe’s public service wage bill currently stands at an unsustainably 91.7 percent of total budget revenue. Although there is a…

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Call To Empower Men/Boys Gets Louder

By Michael Gwarisa CIVIC Society organisations have joined hands with government and various organisations including religious and traditional groups in calling for the empowerment and inclusion of boys and men in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). In an interview on the sidelines of the ongoing Youth Changing the River’s Flow symposium, SafAids Head of Programmes, Ngoni Chubukire said SafAids had embarked on a massive nationwide drive to engage all societal groups in the fight against GBV and strengthening participation by various groups in enhancing gender equality. ALSO READ:…

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Parirenyatwa Responds To Msarara On Food Fortification

By Michael Gwarisa  HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has rubbished claims that the mandatory food fortification drive being spearheaded by government would lead to closure of more milling companies as being suggested by grain millers chair Tafadzwa Msarara , HealthTimes can reveal. Briefing Journalists this morning, Minister Parirenyatwa said there was nothing wrong with food fortification and government had done enough consulting with grain millers at a national level to enlighten them on advantages fortification has on the citizens. “We have been with the Grain Millers Association…

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