Stronger Focus On Nutrition To Save 3, 7 Million Lives: WHO

HEALTH services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends. By HealthTimes Reporter It is estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3, 7 million lives by 2025. “In order to provide quality health services and achieve Universal Health Coverage, nutrition should be positioned as one of the cornerstones of essential health packages,” said Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General at WHO. “We also need better food environments which allow all…

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Proposed Health Services Law To Trigger Massive Brain Drain

THE proposed Health Services Amendment bill could prompt massive skills flight among health professionals should it be passed into law as it stifles the rights of doctors to exercise their democratic right to protest unfavorable working conditions. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), acting president, Dr Peter Magombeyi said the proposed bill was draconian and not fit for the 21st century. The first thing that we want to correct about our honorable minister Obadiah Moyo’s statement is the terminology. Doctors are not on…

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#BREAKING: New NatPharm Board In First Sitting

WITH barely three months after being appointed by the Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo, the new National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) board sits for its debut board meeting tomorrow morning, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere NatPharm chairperson Dr Billy Rigava told this publication that appointment of Advocate Rachel Chibaya as Vice Chairperson preceded this meeting, setting the tone for the passing of resolutions.  She was selected by the Human Resources Committee, Finance amd Business Development Committee as well as the Audit risk and legal committee. All the…

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Government should engage the doctors to avert the looming strike action

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) executive director, Mr Itai Rusike has called on government to consider reengaging doctors who have downed tools to avoid plunging the country’s already ailing health sector into a deeper crisis. Government doctors last week gave notice that they would go on strike following their rejection of a 60% salary increase offer. Mr Rusike said there doctors demands were not ridiculous and government should engage in good faith if the situation is to be averted. The doctors want their salaries to be adjusted to…

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