Minister Moyo Responds To Special Audit Report Findings

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has dismissed the findings  in the special audit report on private public partnerships at Chitungwiza Central Hospital saying they were a creation of people with ulterior motives. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this during the Health Professions Authority Annual General Congress on Wednesday. “So far we have an example of Chitungwiza central hospital which is in a mutually beneficial PPP. Irrespective of what you see on the Whatsapp, the social media, those are being engineered by people with ulterior motives. We also…

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NBSZ Clears Air On Blood User Fees

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has assured citizens that blood and blood products are still free in all public health institutions. By Michael Gwarisa The call follows a  blood price list which is making  rounds on social media suggesting that the blood blank has increased blood user fees in all health institutions. In a statement, NBSZ Public Affairs manager, Ms Esther Massundah said the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ)  made an adjustment to the user fees of blood using the interbank rate which will see a unit of…

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46 Fired Doctors Return To Work

FORTY-six fired doctors have been reinstated after heeding to the moratorium extended to return to work without hassles, a Cabinet Minister has revealed. By Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing journalists at a Tuesday Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said 46 returned to work. “The situation with regards to those who listened to the call from His Excellency, we have 46 who came back,and these 46 if they were dismissed, they are no longer dismissed, they are now reinstated,” he said explaining the doctors had to…

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Pepfar Partners Increase ART Coverage In Masvingo District

OVER the past few years, Masvingo district has scaled up efforts to increase access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among its citizens. Situated 292 kilometres from the capital Harare, Masvingo is one of the districts performing well in reducing the HIV burden. By Kudakwashe Pembere Since 2006, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has provided over US$650 million to Zimbabwe towards the HIV/AIDS response. Through PEPFAR and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a consortium of local partners- Families and Communities for the Elimination of…

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Govt Promises Free Accommodation For Health Workers Next Year

GOVERNMENT has promised to have free accommodation for doctors and other health workers by March and June next year. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged at a joint Ministry of Health and Child Care and Ministry of Housing and Social Amenities press briefing at Parirenyatwa  Group of Hospital. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said the Ministry Of National Housing in the accommodation arrangement will start the construction of flats for doctors and nursing staff and other healthcare workers. “It has to be a fully composite situation where our…

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Dr Moyo Appeals For Foreign Currency Allocation To Procure ARVs

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr Obhadia Moyo has made a call to treasury to at least grant the National Aids Council (NAC) a preferential interbank rate which allows them to access foreign currency in bulk in order to facilitate procurement of life saving Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) drugs. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Masvingo Dr Moyo made the plea at the 2019 World Aids Day (WAD) commemorations at Mucheke stadium in Masvingo. Officiating at the event, Dr Moyo bemoaned the absence of adequate foreign currency to purchase drugs from foreign…

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US Government Injects US$163 Mln To Fight HIV In Zimbabwe

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THE United States Government (USG) through the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2019 contributed an amount to the tune of US$163 million to scale up HIV interventions in Zimbabwe’s communities. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Masvingo Speaking at the 2019 World Aids Day (WAD) commemorations in Masvingo, the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Zimbabwe, Mr Thomas Hastings said communities needed to be capacitated to fight the HIV scourge at grassroots level. We have come a long as a partnership between the people of Zimbabwe and the…

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