#BREAKING: Dr Aspect Maunganidze Appointed New Health Ministry Perm Sec

Zimbabwe’s President, Emerson Mngangagwa has appointed Dr Aspect Maunganidze the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). Dr Maunganidze replaces Dr Jasper Chimedza who served as the ministry’s Permanent secretary from 2022 to October, 2023. His appointment according to the Press Statement, is with immediate effect.      

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Doctors and Nurses receive training on Drager’s MRI anesthesia machine

Doctors and nurses received training on the safe use and installation of the anesthesia device used alongside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. By Kuda Pembere The training was facilitated by officials from Drager Germany headquartered company and its local distributor PCD Diagnostics.  About 16 nurses and doctors underwent the one-day training session. Speaking to HealthTimes, Drager Area Manager for Southern Africa Ms Delia Glazer who is in the country said the training workshop went on well with trainees expressing enthusiasm over the use of the…

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UZ International Centre for Surgical Simulation holds second international training

A second training workshop for minimal invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery is underway at the University of Zimbabwe International Centre for Surgical Simulation (UZICSS), with students in Zimbabwe getting knowledge from other experts from the UK, Kenya, Tanzania and the US. By Kudakwashe Pembere With Professor Bijendra Patel returning to the country to teach this subject, the first training was held this April. In an interview with UZ Professorial chair of surgical sciences Professor Godfrey Muguti, he said they facilitators from Kenya and Tanzania in country to impart their expertise…

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Zim Surgeons Ready To Clear 4000 Children’s Open Heart Surgeries Backlog

With about 4 000 children on the waiting list for open heart surgeries, plans are afoot to perform this type of operation in the coming weeks at public health institutions, HealthTimes has learned. By Kuda Pembere The open-heart surgeries on children come at an opportune time saving parents the time and money they spend while travelling overseas to get these done. In an interview with a specialist cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Simukayi Machawira recently, he said they had discussions with pediatric cardiologists to see to it that open heart surgeries will…

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MCAZ seizes illegal cough syrups BronCleer and Adco-Salterpyn

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) yesterday impounded 450 bottles of cough syrups in Belvedere, Harare. By Kuda Pembere and Nthokozo Gudu The Authority working with CID drugs and narcotics confiscated bottles of BronCleer and Adco-Salterpyn which are unregistered medical products in the country during a raid in the area. After an anonymous tipoff, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has successfully confiscated a total of 450 Bottles of illegal cough syrups (BronCleer and Adco-Salterpyn) during a raid conducted at Old Trafford flats located at 13 Edmond Avenue,…

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