Crippling Doctors Strike Looms

DOCTORS have warned government to review their earnings according to the prevailing interbank market rate which is pegged at 8.7% or risk another industrial action which could cripple the health sector. By Michael Gwarisa This comes at the back of erosion of doctors and civil servants salaries by inflation which is currently hovering above 176% according to June inflation rates. In a letter written to the Health Services Board (HSB) by Dr Peter Magombeyi on behalf  the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), he indicated that doctors were now incapacitated and…

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Gvt Mourns Dr Kumbirai Mubwandarikwa

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has described the death of Dr Kumbirai Mubwandarikwa a great loss to the nation . By Kudakwashe Pembere Dr Mubwandarikwa was 78. He succumbed to cancer on Sunday at his Borrowdale Home. The Health Minister reminisced numerous interactions with the Late. “He was a person who offered a lot of advice Kumbirai contributed a lot to Zimbabwe’s healthcare system,” he said. “Doctor Mubwandarikwa was a God Given to Zimbabwe. Its not just us who are in this room. There are not just…

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RETZ Trains Nutrition Citizen Journalists In Bindura

THE Rural Enterprise Trust of Zimbabwe (RETZ) has commenced training of young nutrition citizen Journalists in Bindura to improve reportage of nutrition related developments and challenges affecting the Bindura district. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Bindura The team of nutrition Journalists will be made up of children of high school going age from the district’s 15 wards as well as young farmers from rural and peri-urban Bindura. Speaking during the training which was graced by junior parliamentarians and young famers in Bindura, Media consultant and Media Studies Lecturer, Dr Jasper…

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ARV Stock-outs: More People Miss Doses In Chipinge

CHIPINGE recorded the highest number of households with members who missed Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) doses since beginning of the year 2019 at the back of drug stock outs amongst a host of other factors. By Michael Gwarisa Medicines stock-outs as for the period under review stood at 28% and was reported as the major reason for people missing ART doses while failure to access  health facilities  was at 20.9%, inadequate transport money to travel to health facilities 10.4% and forgetting to take medication by  members living with HIV 10.4%. According…

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