RBZ Injects US$6, 7 million To Allay Medicine Shortages

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday pumped in US$6, 7 million to mitigate the shortage of much needed foreign currency for the supply and manufacturing of medicines in the health sector, a Cabinet Minister said on Friday. By Kudakwashe Pembere A cross section of the health sector called on the apex bank to consider allocating a chunk of the US$500 million line of credit announced in the Monetary Policy Statement last week to the health sector which for months has been enduring the foreign currency crisis which caused the…

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#BREAKING: Cholera Strikes In Harare and Masvingo…Five Feared Dead

A cholera outbreak has been reported today September, 6 2018 in Harare’s Glen View and Budiriro suburbs where five people are feared dead.   By Michael Gwarisa and Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing journalists while touring Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital monickered Nazareth, outgoing Health and Childcare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said one person has been confirmed dead so far with other mortality cases still being investigated. This followed investigations of reported rumored deaths in the community,  a number yet to be ascertained. “What we  know is that there was a patient who…

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UNICEF Takes ICT WASH Drive To The Grassroots

UNICEF Zimbabwe has embarked on an Information Communication Technology (ICT) training program dubbed Technology for Development #T4D in rural Zimbabwe to ensure equitable use of safe drinking water, sanitation and improved hygiene practices. Through their official Facebook page, Unicef said the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector has established #RWIMS(Rural WASH Management Information System) and #Rapidpro in response to the need for accurate and timely up-to date data. “#RWIMS is a mobile-to-web-based system which captures and stores WASH data in near #real-time providing quick access to national data on WASH infrastructure at all governance…

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Rwanda Overtakes Zimbabwe On Health Funding

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE continues to lag behind in terms of allocating domestic financial resources to the health sector, falling far behind civil war stricken countries like Rwanda. According to a report dubbed “The African Regional Framework For The Implementation Of  The Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health :Workforce 2030” which was presented during the ongoing WHO 67th Regional conference in Vic falls, Rwanda was amongst the few African countries which managed to meet the Abuja Declaration target which states that governments should at least dedicate 15 percent towards…

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