NBSZ Ups Blood Collection Tempo

 THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ), has ramped up blood collection efforts as it aims to surpass its 2019 target of 108, 405 units. By Michael Gwarisa in Marondera The development comes at the back of indications that some provinces have of late been surpassing their monthly collection targets. In an interview with HealthTimes during the Mixed Gala in Marondera, NBSZ head planning and recruitment, Mr Tichaona Saira said they have activated Mixed blood Galas which cater for both sexes in most hard to reach areas in a bid…

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WHO Commends Less Screen Time For Children Under 5

THE World Health Organisation recommends that for children to grow up healthy TV and or screen time should be reduced to less than an hour a day for those under two years. By HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, WHO said children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active. This suggestion comes at a time when infants are getting exposed to too much electronic devices “Achieving health for all means doing what is…

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New CEOs for Hre, Chitungwiza hospitals

THE  Health Services Board (HSB) has appointed Dr Tinashe Dhobbie as chief executive for Harare Central Hospital taking over from Dr Nyasha Masuka who resigned at the beginning of the month. Source: The Herald The board also appointed Dr Enock Mayida as chief executive of Chitungwiza Central Hospital, taking over from Dr Obadiah Moyo who is now the Minister of Health and Child Care. Dr Dhobbie has been serving as a public health physician with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and Dr Mayida as a specialist general practitioner. HSB…

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