Midwives Conference On Next Week

ALL is set for the annual Midwives Conference to be held in Victoria Falls on October 25 this year. By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives chairperson Dr Lillian Dodzo told HealthTimes the conference will bring over 300 participants under one roof. “Participants will be over 300 midwives and partner representatives from all the provinces,” she said. The event looks at various issues affecting members of the profession in their contribution towards Universal Health Coverage. “To be discussed are midwifery related issues such as quality nursing care,sharing of best practices…

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Mashonaland West Pregnant Women Told To Bring Own Fuel

THE current power crisis and ever-rising fuel costs bedevilling Zimbabwe has left pregnant women in Mashonaland West bearing the brunt of buying fuel themselves for use during childbirth. By Kudakwashe Pembere A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told HealthTimes that women were told to bring their own fuel by health workers in the province and this been happening for a while now. “Women in some health facilities in Mashonaland West are made to buy all sundries which they cannot afford and in some facilities are made to bring…

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South Africa Defers Dolutegravir Rollout

Stocks of the new treatment are already on the shelves of some clinics — but lingering concerns over a possible low risk of birth defects associated with this new antiretroviral have stalled the country’s switch to better medication for a second time. SOURCE: BHEKISISA The national health department has been forced to postpone a nationwide rollout of the latest blockbuster HIV treatment amid persistent concerns about what may be a low risk of birth defects linked to the drug’s use. This is despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) greenlighting the…

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Doctors Incapacitation Moves To Another Level… Stay Away Could Go Beyond 100 Days

THE situation in public health institutions has ground to a halt at the back of a prevailing impasse between government and doctors to resolve the prevailing labour dispute which has seen doctors leaving their work stations 43 days ago. By Michael Gwarisa The doctors’ labour action was last week declared illegal by the Labour Court which ordered them to resume their duties. However, the doctors maintain that the court order does not capacitate them and neither does it bring food to their tables. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), acting Secretary…

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