Nurses Union Spearheads International Nurses Day Commemorations

THE Zimbabwe Urban And Rural Council Nurses Workers Union (ZURCNWU) is at the fore of the International Nurses Day commemorations to be held the world over on Wednesday. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, ZURCNWU President Mr Simbarashe Tafirenyika said they have launched a campaign to appreciate the work done by these frontline health workers. Please be advised that this year we will be launching the 12 May Movement with the hashtag #LetsGoWhite, an initiative that seeks to celebrate and commemorate the exceptional work that you as our members are doing.…

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Parliament Pushes For Development And Promotion Of Traditional Medicines

THE report on the development and promotion traditional and complementary medicines by the Parliamentary Portfolio of Health and Child Care Committee shows that there is need to invest in traditional medicines  in a bid to compliment modern medicines in the treatment and care processes. By Patricia Mashiri Although there are no statistics to prove the extent of the use of the traditional and complementary medicines in Zimbabwe to address various diseases and ailments, use of traditional medicines and home remedies by rural and urban people has been on the increase…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Health Ministry Develops Impilo, A Patient Monitoring Tool

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with partners have developed a patient registration, evaluation, tracking stock usage and aggregation tool dubbed Impilo in  a bid to improve patience surveillance and management. Staff Reporter Briefing Journalists during a pots cabinet brief, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said,”government appreciates that, in an increasingly globalised world where the threats of fast-spreading health diseases or disasters are ever-increasing, there is need for availability of real-time data to enable efficient and effective monitoring and decision-making. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health and Child Care,…

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Tobacco Selling Season Triggers GBV In Guruve Married Couples

GURUVE district in Mashonaland Central province has over the past few weeks witnessed a surge in cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) amongst married couples. By Michael Gwarisa In Guruve Speaking in an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of a National AIDS Council (NAC) Editors and Station Managers tour of the province, Guruve District AIDS Action Committee chairperson, Mr Starves Nyangwaru said the GBV was emanating from disputes related to misappropriation of tobacco sales funds mainly by the husbands. In terms of GBV here in Guruve especially looking at…

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