Bad Roads Induced Maternal Deaths Fears Rise Ahead of Rainy Season

EVEN though Memory Chimpinyi (26) from Skyline in Chimanimani gave birth to her baby a month before the Tropical Cyclone Idai disaster struck, the after effects of the storm are currently having a direct negative impact on her post-natal hospital visits. By Michael Gwarisa in Chimanimani Every month she visits Chimanimani Rural District Hospital which is located eight kilometers away from her home through a meandering road and rugged terrain. The dilapidated road and bridges which were washed away by the ferocious monsoon brings some inconceivable anxiety and trauma to…

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American Paediatric Cancer Specialist Hospital Partners Zim

ZIMBABWE becomes the first SADC country to partner with an American childhood cancer specialist hospital to improve paediatric cancer management in the country. By Kuda Pembere With the country not spared among low  middle income countries having an average survival rate of 20 %, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo while officiating the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe Conference on Cancers in Zimbabwe said much needs to be done to increase these rates. He commended the partnership between St Jude Children’s Hospital Research and Treatment Hospital for Childhood Cancer…

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Harare Health Workers Receive Disability Management Training

A Consortium of advocates for inclusive health for all has started a two day training workshop targeting City Of Harare Health workers City Health department workers are undergoing disability management capacitation at a time when access to health services is a barrier for those living with disabilities. Veronica Mwanza from Deaf Zimbabwe Trust said the workshop is meant to bridge the gap between the persons with disabilities and health workers. “As Deaf Zimbabwe Trust we are here today training the health service providers on disability management and sign language. But…

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Malnutrition Spikes In Cyclone Idai Hit Communities

CHIPINGE District Hospital is battling increased cases of malnutrition emanating from Chimanimai, some parts of Chipinge and Mozamabique which were hit by the tropical cyclone idai, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa in Chipinge Speaking to Journalists during the Post Cyclone Idai assessment media tour which was organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNDP and the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Chipinge District Acting Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Ozimmo Matekenya said the malnutrition crisis was most prevalent in children and babies under the age of five. In…

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