Health Ministry Wants ZW$3 Billion in Forthcoming Budget

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has presented its budgetary proposal ahead of the 2020 National Budget presentation by the ministry of finance and economic development later on this year. By Michael Gwarisa Presenting their Budgetary bid during a pre-budget consultative meeting with the Parliamentary portfolio committee on health, ministry of health Director Finance and Administration, Mrs  Heather Machamire said they were looking at getting nothing below ZW$3 billion in the 2020 national budget inorder to resolve challenges bedeviling the health sector. Our ceiling for the year 2020…

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#BREAKING: Dr Magombeyi To Be Treated In SA, High Court Orders

THE High Court on Tuesday directed the evacuation of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi to be taken to South Africa for specialist medical treatment. By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes after the Zimbabwe Republic Police had prevented him from leaving the Avenues Clinic where he was getting treatment “At Avenues Clinic, Zimbabwean Police are currently preventing ZHDA leader Dr Peter Magombeyi from leaving the medical facility to board a plane to access specialist medical care in defiance of a High Court order issued on Tuesday by Justice…

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HCC Secures Water Treatment Chemicals

HARARE City Council (HCC) says it has secured chemicals required at its Morton Jaffray Water treatment plant to avert a feared water crisis. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement the City said they have since paid the suppliers of the chemicals. Harare City Council has found contingent supplies of chemicals to resume water production three hours from now. The suppliers of the chemicals have been paid,” the City Fathers said. HCC stated residents will today start receiving water. “The other quantities are coming from Bulawayo and are expected to arrive…

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US Provides Supplementary US$41, 9 million For Food Security

THE United States Government has donated to Zimbabwe an additional US$41, 9 million in funding to respond to the critical food security situation in the upcoming lean season between October 2019 and March 2020 in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing  the press on Tuesday, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols said the funding will assist over one million vulnerable Zimbabweans. I am representing the United States Government today as we announce our additional contribution of USD41, 9 million in response to the United Nations Humanitarian Appeal to increase emergency food…

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Zim Faces Spike In Illegal Abortions…As Gvt Warns Of Worsening Contraceptives Crisis

GOVERNMENT has hinted of a worsening contraceptives crisis spilling into 2020 owing to a plethora of factors chief among them being delays in the procurement processes both at local level and from source markets. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Health, Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Robert Mudyiradima said the contraceptives situation is likely to worsen. The information that we have is that for the year 2020, there may be contraceptives challenges. That is the information that we have right now…

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