#BREAKING: UZ Reinstates Mbuwayasango, Chimuka

UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Mapfumo has reinstated the College of Health Science lecturers Mr Bothwell Mbuwayesango and Dr David Chimuka following meetings with the Zimbabwe Medical Association coupled with pressure from other doctors. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Zima secretary general Dr Sacrifice Chirisa said the Vice Chancellor will notify the duo also government consultant specialists. “The update is that the Vice Chancellor is lifting the termination and suspension. The two senior colleagues will get their letters to such effect tomorrow,” he said. Dr…

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Govt Pours Water On Expatriate Doctors Rumour

The memo between Secretaries of Health and Foreign Affairs gone viral on social media about a contingent of 50 foreign doctors has by Government been dismissed as a hoax. The expatriate doctors were supposedly expected in Zimbabwe on October 13. The letter was addressed to the Foreign Affairs secretary Ambassador James Manzou. It was circulated against the background of the court battle between the doctors and Government to create an impression of trying to cover the gap left by the doctors on industrial action. In an interview, Acting Permanent Secretary…

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Zim Men Only Seek HIV Services When Getting Married

A majority of Zimbabwean males aged between 25 and 29 seek HIV testing and counseling  services towards marriage. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by Advocacy Core Team Coordinator Mr Chamunorwa Mashoko who referred to a United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)report while addressing a media science café organized by the Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre (HIFC) on Wednesday. PEPFAR reports that the age group between 25 to 29 years are testing more, are initiated more on ART because they getting married and doing weddings more. So that…

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Tough Time For Patients Seeking Blood Transfusion

PATIENTS seeking blood transfusion and blood related services in public health institutions have been dealt a heavy blow following a month long doctor’s strike which has left most public health institutions without adequate staff to mann various hospitals divisions. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) Public Affairs Manager, Ms Esther Massundah  said blood in all public health institutions was still free but the prevailing health crisis which has been exacerbated by the doctors incapacitation has exposed poor patients to exorbitant charges for blood…

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