#ICPD25: New HIV Infections In Girls Could Derail 2020 HIV Targets

THE United Nations Population fund (UNFPA), has called on African governments to invest heavily towards HIV prevention measures so as to reduce the growing burden of new HIV infections amongst young adolescent girls and women in East and Southern Africa. By Michael Gwarisa in Narobi, Kenya Briefing Journalists during the ICPD summit Media consultation and orientation workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), UNFPA ESARO SRHR/HIV Technical Specialist, Richard Delate said even though new infections had reduced amongst the adult population, the young female population was under siege.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Karoi Residents Turn To Zambia For HealthCare

KAROI residents have resorted to seeking health services in Zambia claiming their district hospital is not offering quality healthcare, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently In Karoi It takes about 2hours to travel to Zambia and residents in the area feel comfortable travelling to the country 152 Kilometres away. A woman who wanted to have her brother’s x-rays taken was frustrated to find the x-ray room closed. “I asked the reception people who referred me to the xray room. But now there is no one there and Im thinking…

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Zim Intensifies Fight Against NTDs

ZIMBABWE has been commended for implementing the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) namely Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis for children aged between five and 15. By Patricia Mashiri in Victoria Falls The MDA program started in 2012. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasites and can infect people during routine agricultural, domestic, occupational and recreational activities. Soil-transmitted helminth infections are caused by different species of parasitic worms which can be transmitted by eggs present in human faeces, which contaminate the soil in areas where…

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Manyawu Appointed Parirenyatwa Hospital CEO

GOVERNMENT has appointed Mr Ernest Manyawo as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital’s substantive chief executive officer following the dismissal of Mr  Thomas Zigora in April this year. By HealthTimes Reporter Mr Noah Madziva who was the Hospital’s Clinical Director was fired while acting as the Hospital’s CEO to be replaced by Mr Edson Mundenda. “Mr. Ernest Manyawu is the in-coming ‘Chief Executive Officer for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Mr. Manyawu’s ‘ career objective is to excel in leadership and be an inspiration to stakeholders by demonstrating that good corporate governance and…

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UK Lures Zim Fired Doctors

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to fast-track his country’s National Health Services (NHS) visas to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK — a move likely to throw Zimbabwe’s public health sector into an unprecedented crisis in the wake of government’s protracted dispute with its doctors and nurses over remuneration and working conditions. SOURCE: NewsDay This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has already fired over 200 doctors for failing to report for duty over isues of incapacitation. Although Boris’ proposal is…

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