Health Ministry Conducts Digital Health Preparedness Assessment

THE Ministry of Health And Child Care’s assessment of its institutions’ readiness for digital health is well on course as experts are on the verge of starting compiling the report next week. By Kuda Pembere The Deputy Director of Information Technologies in the Health Ministry Mr Trymore Chawurura told HealthTimes the evaluation process of the country’s public health institutions digital health infrastructure preparedness began about a forthnight ago. “We did an assessment, facility by facility out of 140 randomly selected sites. We finished the data collection digitally now what’s left…

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There Is No Going Back This Time- Doctors

GOVERNMENT doctors who downed tools today (September 3 2019) citing incapacitation as a result of the prevailing economic woes, have vowed to dig in until their demands are met. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi  said they will not be forced into submission by any tricks and negotiations need to be impartial and sincere. It’s incapacitation and not a strike and yes the doctors have heeded the call to withhold their services and not to report for work.…

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An HIV Free Generation Is Still Possible For Zimbabwe- Gvt

ZIMBABWE is still committed to realising an HIV free generation through the scaling of HIV prevention services through all populations, a Ministry of Health and Child (MoHCC) official has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking recently, Director in the HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Unit, Dr Owen Mgurungi said it was critical to have better options in the management and treatment of HIV in children so as to minimise the risk of developing We want to make sure that we build capacity in this country for management of pediatric HIV and specifically…

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Old Mutual Launches Emergency Rescue Package

OLD Mutual Zimbabwe has partnered Ace Air & Ambulance in launching an Emergency Rescue package which will offer emergency air & road medical rescue package to Old Mutual existing and new customers with effect from 1 Sept 2019. By Michael Gwarisa The Old Mutual Emergency Rescue Package comes with affordable rates & offers provision of a 24 hr emergency medical rescue; road & air ambulance, supported by helicopter services; provision of a medical doctor on board who attends to patients during transportation. James Halstead the Managing Director for Ace Air…

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Health Workers Reject Salary Increase

THE Zimbabwe Health Apex Council has rejected the 60% cost of living adjustment which has been tabled by the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating panel. By Michael Gwarisa In a circular, the Health Apex council said  in as much as they appreciate government’s decision to adjust their salaries by 60% from the previous 10%, it still falls short from addressing the myriad of challenges bedeviling health professionals on a daily basis. Health Services negotiating panel Government has put on the table a  cost of living adjustment of 60% from the previous…

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Docs & Nurses On A Mission To Conduct Medical Outreach In Stapleford

THE Doctors and Nurses on a Mission organisation says it will be conducting a medical outreach in Stapleford in a bid to provide free healthcare services to the vulnerable groups of society. The doctors and nurses on a mission project is a project under the healthcare department of Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to assist orphans and vulnerable children’ children and people living and working on the streets, people living with disabilities and the elderly people in society. The project was launched in October 2018 and has conducted…

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Mushambadope Appointed CIMAS MD

MR Martin Mushambadope has been appointed CIMAS Medical Aid managing director. He fills in the gap left by the late Mr Washington Madziwadondo.who passed on in a tragic accident in March this year. “Cimas is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Mushambadope as the Managing Director of Cimas Medical Aid. He comes to join us with a wealth of experience in health insurance, Telecoms, IT, Banking and finance,”  CIMAS said in a tweet. Mr Musambadope in January this year resigned from Liquid Telecom where he was deputy managing…

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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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Deaf Zim Trust In Comprehensive Youth SRHR Training

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) in conjunction with Mashambanzou Care Trust and Disability HIV and AIDS trust (DHAT), have embarked on a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) training for youths living with disabilities. By Michael Gwarisa The program also targets non-disabled youths and aims among other things to equip young people with the necessary information regarding sexual reproductive health. Deaf Zimbabwe programs officer, Veronica Mwanza said the program commenced in 2017 and spilled over into 2018 and 2019 respectively. The first phase of the program was in 2017 to 2018…

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Zim University Clinics Not SRH Youth Friendly

ON campus health facilities are not youth friendly as they are manned by senior citizens who have negative and judgemental attitudes towards young people, a top gender and women’s rights advocate has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a panel at a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHRH) dialogue at the University Of Zimbabwe (UZ), Musasa Project Executive Director, Netty Musanhu said it was high time tertiary institutions adopt a robust approach to the issue of advancing comprehensive SRHR services to University students. “The problem is that when it comes…

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