Govt Pays Health Workers’ COLA

GOVERNMENT says it has paid doctors the agreed Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) following their declaration of incapacitation. By HealthTimes Reporter In a statement issued by the Health and Child Care Ministry said a meeting on negotiations of the COLA was done last Wednesday. “The Health Service Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP) at its meeting held on the 28th of August 2019, agreed on a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to be paid to members of the Health Service with effect from 1 August 2019,” said the Health ministry. The Ministry…

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Harare Women Delivering In Candlelight

WOMEN in most Harare City Polyclinics are delivering their new born babies with the aid of Candlelight owing to the prevailing power cuts which have crippled most health sector operations By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Harare City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi said they have been having challenges with the solar systems they use though they have since addressed the problems. That has been sorted I think. That has been rectified. There was a power problem recently. All our clinics have solar power as backups including the…

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Harare City Sets Aside ZW$3million For WASH

ABOUT ZW$3 million has been earmarked for water, sanitation and hygiene projects in cholera hotspots to be on guard against further outbreaks in this year’s forthcoming rainfall season, a Harare City official says. By Kudakwashe Pembere Harare Mayor Counsellor Herbert Gomba told HealthTimes that they have sourced bowsers to prepare the City. We have sourced bowsers and made money available to prepare our city for the upcoming rainfall season. “We have set aside $3 million Zimbabwean dollars as Council and seeking for more from donors,” he said. Reflecting on the…

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Zim Launches Comprehensive HIV Communication Strategy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with partners have launched the comprehensive national HIV communication strategy for Zimbabwe 2019-2025, which will see HIV programing and interventions being tailor-made in line with the needs of specific HIV high risk groups. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the launch ceremony, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo said the new HIV comprehensive strategy would aid in reducing the high HIV burden bedeviling the country through cultivating behavior change amongst various populations and high risk groups. The questions that…

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