NBSZ Urges Adults To Donate Blood

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has called on adults to take part in blood donation initiatives to boost blood stocks in the national blood bank, an organisation official said on Tuesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Since the beginning of the year, the NBSZ has embarked on several blood collection initiatives in a bid to maintain adequate stocks of blood as well as replenish stocks in line with their 2019 target of collecting 108, 405 units of blood. Briefing the media on the activities lined up to the World Blood…

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19 Year Old HIV+ Zvimba Girl Finds New Path

AT the age of 17, while still doing her Form three studies at Mucheri Secondary School in Zvimba, the lure of money pushed Theresa Mlambo (Not real name) into an early marriage with her cattle minder lover, a move she regrets to date. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Zvimba Just like many girls in the area who have dropped out of school in pursuit of marriages with Amakorokoza (Artisanal miners), farm workers and cattle headers, Theresa’s marriage did not last as she would leave her man nine months later upon…

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Health Ministry To Float RTGS$ Tender For Medical Equipment

GOVERNMENT will this week float a Real Time Gross Settlement dollar (RTGS$) tender for supply of medical equipment to the country’s hospitals. By Kudakwashe Pembere This follows an RTGS$80 million worth of medicines secured from local companies that provided invoices in RTGS$ for drugs. Health and Child Care Minister is upbeat this method can be replicated for medical equipment. He made these remarks last Friday during a medical equipment donation at Harare Central Hospital. “So we are now going to go to tender requesting for bids to be in RTGS$…

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WHO Okays Gvt Oral Cholera Vaccines Request

HEALTH and Child Care Ministry will in less than a fortnight receive the oral cholera vaccines they requested after their order was approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO). By Kudakwashe Pembere Health Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo told HealthTimes they expect the 475 000 OCV within two weeks. “The world health organisation has okayed our order for oral cholera vaccine. They have given us at least 14 days before we start receiving them. So we are waiting for that order to arrive then we shall go out and vaccinate the…

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Health Ministry’s Oral Health Director Dr Mandy Dlamini-Sibanda Dies

DR Mandy Dlamini-Sibanda has died. She was the Director of Oral Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Child Care. By Kudakwashe Pembere According to Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) she passed away on Saturday after a surgical complication. Keeping up on Faceboook, Twitter and even LinkedIn she described herself as a Trailblazing woman, Loves God, Wife, Mom, Public Health Practitioner, Dentist, and Mentor. She led the Oral Services Department from July 2017 till the time of her death. Mourners are gathered at 3 Bidford close, Greystone Park. Meanwhile, condolence…

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PCD Diagnostics Gives Zim Hospitals Jaundice Management Machines

THREE Zimbabwean hospitals have received phototherapy equipment used for jaundice management from Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors (PCD) Diagnostics representing Drager with Harare Central Hospital getting two. By Kudakwashe Pembere Drager is a German company that specializes mostly in thermoregulations and jaundice management, anesthesia workstations, medical gas management systems, ventilation and respiratory monitoring as well as medical lights and video systems. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Mpilo Hospital and Chinhoyi Provincial Hospitals will be given the remainder. Health Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo officiating the handover ceremony of the equipment and medicines from…

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Hunt For New Harare Hospital CEO Imminent

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo says they will soon be looking for a substantive chief executive officer for Harare Central Hospital following the dismissal of Dr Nyasha Masuka. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this during the donation of equipment for the Harare Central Hospital. Dr Masuka barely lasted a year at the healm of the country’s biggest referral hospital under yet to be ascertained reasons.  In the interim, Dr Tapiwa Bwakura is the Acting CEO as the hospital awaits a new boss. “Harare Central Hospital is a…

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Mozambique Buries 158 Zim Idai Victims…Gvt Dispatches Pathologists

GOVERNMENT will send a team of pathologists to assist in the recovery of the deceased believed to be buried in Mozambique after the Cyclone Idai, a Cabinet Minister said on Tuesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere About 158 Zimbabweans were buried in Mozambique in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai about three weeks ago. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa briefing journalists after the eleventh meeting of Cabinet in Harare said they were now in the process of recovering the dead following the rescue process. “The search and recovery…

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NatPharm Ordered To Deliver Medicines Straight To Hospitals

MEDICINES being delivered at National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) Harare Branch will be distributed straight to the hospitals and clinics which desperately need them, Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah said on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this during a tour of NatPharm Harare Warehouse by members of parliamant where some drugs purchased from the RTGS$80 million secured by government were delivered by trucks. “All the stock that you being delivered today at NatPharm Harare is not going to stay at Natpharm Harare. We have given an instruction that all…

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AHFoZ To Host Third Healthcare Fraud Workshop

THE Association for Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) will be hosting its third edition of the Healthcare Fraud workshop at a venue to be announced. By Michael Gwarisa The event will be held from June 27 to 28, 2019 and will attract participants from across the healthcare and health insurance sector. In a statement, AHFoZ said, “The Association for Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) is organising the 3rd HealthCare Fraud workshop. This High Level workshop will attract both local and international speakers. “The main objective is to raise awareness, demystify…

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