Nothing Received From Govt Towards ART Restocking

ONE of the members in the Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN) says they have not received any information nor evidence on Government’s payment towards the USD6, 9 million needed to pay off money owed to suppliers of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and laboratory reagents in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged when ZAN members gave oral evidence before a joint sitting of HIV/AIDS thematic committee and Health Portfolio Committee. Health Committee Chair Dr Ruth Labode wanted confirmation from ZAN which sits on the Zimbabwe Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) on receipt of…

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Cimas Participates In National Clean-Up Campaign

CIMAS last Friday partook in the national clean-up campaign as the nation entered the month of Cholera a waterborne disease which killed many people last year. By Kudakwashe Pembere The first Friday of each calendar month was declared the National Environment Cleaning Day by President Mnangagwa in 2018 as government moved to ensure the country has sustainable environment management and waste disposal systems. In a statement, Cimas Chief Executive Officer, Vulindlela Ndlovu said his organisation has adopted the President’s clean up initiative among its staff’s health and wellness activities. “Cleanliness…

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EMS Guru Turner Dies

EMERGENCY medical services (EMS) veteran Mr Graige Turner has died. By Kudakwashe Pembere He was 62. Mr Turner passed away on Sunday after a long illness. Mr Turner was the Head of Department at Premier Service Medical Investments’ Emergency Medical Rescue Ambulance Service (EMRAS) for the past nine years. He was once an army captain. Mr Turner also worked with companies like MARS before joining EMRAS. EMRAS Clinical Base Harare Manager Mr Lovemore Mujere reminisced how he was groomed by Mr Turner. “Working alongside this man my father was a…

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Gvt To Gazette Private Healthcare Services Fees

ESCALATING private healthcare costs have left Government with no option but to gazette fees for health services without foreign currency components. By Kuda Pembere In a speech read on his behalf by United Bulawayo Hospitals chief executive Nonhlanhla Ndlovu at the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) All Stakeholders Conference on Health in Bulawayo on Thursday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo  said his office would soon call for a Joint Advisory Council meeting to discuss the issue of people on medical aid being unable to afford…

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