Senior Doctors Declare Incapacitation

ZIMBABWE’S senior doctors have joined junior doctors in declaring incapacitation citing their remuneration is not at par with regional standards. By Kudakwashe Pembere With a month passing by since junior doctors’ industrial action, the senior doctors’ throwing weight behind their juniors will leave the state owned hospital void of any doctor. The Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA) said, “In terms of section 65(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, we have a right to fair and safe labour practices and standards and to be paid a fair and reasonable wage. Our…

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Speed Up Medical Aid Services Bill, ED Tells Parliament

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says parliamentarians should expedite the tabling of the Medical Aid Services Bill. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this while presenting the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) and official opening of the second session of the Ninth Parliament on Tuesday. The Medical Aid Societies bill will pave way for the establishment of the Medical Aid Society Regulatory Authority. This bill seeks to ensure that medical aid societies operate within the law as healthcare insurers rather than doubling up as healthcare providers,” said the President. He bemoaned the…

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Go Further Partnership Reaches Over Half a Million HIV-Positive Women with Cervical Cancer Screening in its First Year

The United States’ PEPFAR program, the George W. Bush Institute, Merck and UNAIDS are aiming to end AIDS and cervical cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa within a generation through an innovative public-private partnership On the margins of the 2019 United Nations General Assembly, former President George W. Bush and Ambassador Deborah L. Birx announced that the Go Further partnership to end AIDS and cervical cancer has reached over half a million HIV-positive women with cervical cancer screening and treated thousands of women for pre-invasive cancerous lesions in its first year. The…

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Prominent Zim Health Journalist Dies In Namibia

PATIENCE Nyangove, a Zimbabwean born Journalist has succumbed to a brain infection in Namibia. Patience has been hospitalised at a Windhoek hospital over the past months after doctors detected a brain infection. Until the time of her demise she has been a senior journalist at The Confidente Newspaper in Namibia. A top-drawer reporter covering health, hard news, investigative and feature writing, Patience has over 15 years working experience in print industry. Her journalism career began in Zimbabwe where she worked for the AMH Media Holdings which publishes The Standard, NewsDay…

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Bilharzia Causing Worm Increases Risk Of HIV Infection

SCHISTOSTOMIASIS, the worm that causes Bilharzia can increase the risk of infection. Article Originally Written by Felicia Wong Fresh water sources are a lifeline to so many people across Africa. And yet they can harbour parasitic worms that increase the risk of HIV for women and girls. Share “Have you heard of schistosomiasis or bilharzia? Did you know that there is a link with HIV?” This has been my opening line for many conversations over the last two years. It was (and still is) often met with a pause. Mostly…

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