BREAKING: REPSSI CEO Noreen Huni Dies

REGIONAL Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) founding Executive Director and CEO Noreen Huni has died after a three year battle with stomach cancer. The organisagtion was formed to ensure that mental and psychosocial wellbeing for girls, boys and youth becomes standard in East and Southern Africa. The organisation achieves this by facilitating the mainstreaming of psychosocial support (PSS) into services and programs for children and youth through partnering with civil society and government. “Noreen fought a brave battle against cancer of the stomach for the last three years. In her own…

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Power Cuts Threaten Blood Bank Operations

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ), says it is appealing to the national power utility (ZESA) to at least connect the blood bank to a special power grid so as to ensure blood is maintained at normal temperatures at all times By Michael Gwarisa The development comes amidst indications that the blood bank, which is a critical blood storage facility has not been spared by the prevailing power outages and should the situation continue unabated, the organisation would be forced to dispose and or burn tonnes of blood since…

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Medicines For Votes: Health Minister Under Fire

CIVIL society have come out guns blazing against embattled Health and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo for abusing state resources to settle personal political deals. By Michael Gwarisa Dr Moyo, a losing ZANU PF 2018 political candidate is in the eye of a storm following a leaked letter between him and the War Veterans leader, Victor Matemadanda where the minister is directing National Pharmaceutical Companies of Zimbabwe (NATPHARM) to release medicines into Lupane health institutions ahead of the Lupane bi-election to be held on August 3, 2019. Speaking to…

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BREAKING: Govt Appoints New NAC Acting CEO

MR Albert Manenji, National Aids Council of Zimbabwe’s Finance and Administration Manager has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer by Government pending the selection of a substantive boss. By Kuda Pembere Mr Raymond Yekeye who had been holding this position for over six months will revert back to being the Operations director. “The Ministry of Health & Child Care has appointed NAC Finance & Admin Director Mr Albert Manenji as NAC Acting CEO with immediate effect pending appointment of substantative CEO. Mr Raymond Yekeye NAC Operations Director who…

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Gvt To Declare Missing Cyclone Idai Victims Dead

GOVERNMENT is in the process of declaring missing Cyclone Idai persons dead, amidst numerous futile efforts by government and rescue teams to locate the missing individuals’ whereabouts,  a government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani This was said by the Acting Provincial Development coordinator for Manicaland, Mr Edgars Seenza during the belated World Blood Donor Day commemorations at Biriri High School in Chimanimani. Let me extend my condolences to the people of Chimanimani for having gone through such a tragic time where several lives were lost and…

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List of 48 Countries That Still Bar HIV+ People From Entering Their Borders

THE UNAIDS has released a list of countries which still deport or bar people living with HIV from residing or accessing life opportunities within their boarders. By Michael Gwarisa According to the UNAIDS study dubbed Still not Welcome, in 2019, around 48 countries and territories still maintain some form of HIV-related travel restriction even though it has been noted and agreed that mandatory HIV testing and bans on entry, stay and residence based on HIV status not only do not protect public health but undermine HIV prevention and treatment efforts.…

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People Living With HIV To March Against ARV Stock outs

CIVIC Society Organisations (CSOs) together with people living with HIV will this Thursday, July 4, 2019, march and petition parliament over the obtaining shortage of Anteretroviral (ARVs) drugs and drug stock outs. The march is being organised by Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN), Zimbabwe Positive Youths (ZY+), Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) and will see various other pressure groups aligned to the HIV cause joining in.

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Fixed Parirenyatwa Radiotherapy Machine Malfunctioning

ONE radiotherapy machine at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has started displaying some error messages barely a month after being fixed, an official at the state owned institution has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Edson Mundenda said it has been three weeks since the machines had been fixed. With the radiotherapy machines, I can say it’s almost three weeks they have been running after we got that intervention from the ministry and also a bit of the money from the treasury.…

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Gvt Announces New NatPharm Board

GOVERNMENT has appointed a new National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) board consisting of five experts in a move that is set to boost the company’s corporate image professionalism. By Kudakwashe Pembere Announcing the new board on Friday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo tasked the appointees to fill up the NatPharm warehouses currently stocked at 65 percent. “Yes at the moment there is a low stock level at NatPharm. So the challenge which is there is for you to make sure that we improve out stocks. We have moved…

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#BREAKING: Suicide Cases Reach Alarming Rates In Zim

A total of 129 suicide cases were recorded between the months of January and March 2019 in Zimbabwe, compared to 91 reported in the same period last year, which shows a 42% increases, a Zimbabwe Republic Police official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi exclusively told HealthTimes on Friday that the majority of these cases were in the form of hanging. In January 2018 to March 2018, the Zimbabwe Republic Police recorded a total of 94 suicide cases and out of these suicide cases, 74…

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