Hospitals Run Out Of Oxygen

The countryr’s public hospitals, which have been struggling to stock drugs and replace antiquated equipment, have been hit by shortages of oxygen gas which last Friday forced Harare Children’s Hospital to suspend normal services. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa confirmed the shortages yesterday and said government was actively working to have the crucial medical gas in hospitals very soon. In medical parlance, oxygen is a gas required in every healthcare setting, and is used for resuscitation and inhalation therapy among a variety of other uses which include providing…

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BRONCHIOLITIS OUTBREAK: Situation under control

Close to a hundred children who have been affected by an infection called bronchiolitis have been admitted at Harare Central Hospital and some of them are sharing oxygen cylinders. SOURCE: ZBC NEWS ONLINE The government has confirmed the country has been hit by an outbreak of bronchiolitis. The infection mostly affects children under the age of two and the symptoms are coughing and breathlessness. The casualty area at Harare Central Hospital today was busy with more than 50 parents whose children were exhibiting symptoms of the bronchiolitis infection and have…

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VACANCY: NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Maternal Health

Level: NOB Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 12 March 2018 – 5:00pm (Harare time) Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe Job ID: 14164 NOTE: This post is being re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All candidates who have already applied previously to Job ID #12300 need not re apply.  Thank you.   *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF ZIMBABWE *   Job Setting: The United Nations Population Fund is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth…

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