Dam Water Levels Seriously Decline

THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has warned of continued depleting dam water levels around the country, a situation which could trigger a water and sanitation crisis. By Michael Gwarisa Through their microblogging site, ZINWA said most rivers have since stopped flowing, resulting  in water levels drastically falling over the past few months. Our dams continue on a downward trajectory as most rivers have stopped flowing while the intensification of winter cropping has increased outflows. The national dam level average is now 66,8%. “During the same week last year, the…

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Government to avail 1600 health posts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care plans to open 1600 health posts across the country. These vacancies have arisen as a result of the Primary Health Care initiative which is the foundation of Universal Health Coverage. “This is a new concept in line with Primary Health Care where services are brought closer to the people,” said Mr Stephen Banda, Director Policy and Planning. The concept was approved by cabinet last year and the ministry is working on establishing community health facilities across the country. “Cabinet approved this concept last…

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Nursing Now Zimbabwe Project Launched

ZIMBABWE has launched the Nursing Now Zimbabwe, a global program aimed at raising the status and profile of nursing worldwide in efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through motivating and healthcare workers . By Michael Gwarisa The Nursing Now Zimbabwe seeks to be a platform to increase the visibility of nursing and midwifery through recognising and celebrating the role nurses and midwives play in contributing to health within our society particularly in Primary Health Care. Speaking at the launch of the program, Health and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah…

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#CYCLONEIDAIUPDATES: TelOne Donates $100k Worth Of Medicines To Affected Communities

IN response to the ongoing Cyclone Idai which has claimed 82 lives and destroyed millions worth of property, Zimbabwe’s Telecommunications giant, TelOne has donated medicines worth $100 000 and some food and material provisions to the affected communities. TelOne said they will be delivering the consignment to the Idai ravaged areas and called on Zimbabweans to work together in assisting the affected. “All the 154 TelOne exchanges countrywide are open as donation drop off and sorting points. Dial our toll free number 08002000 from your landline for more information.

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Misplaced Priorities: One Month No Electricity In Maternity Wards….Institution Paints Walls

PARIRENYATWA management have ignored an electrical fault which occurred after an inferno engulfed part of the wards last month, forcing the institution to switch off power for the maternity division,  a situation which has been blamed for the rise in mortality and accidents in the maternity wards. By Michael Gwarisa Even though the institution successfully runs a Kangaroo ward where mothers of premature babies are monitored as they naturally warm up their babies through cuddling, the absence of power in the maternity department has worsened the situation as babies are…

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MCAZ Engages SADC Nations To Curb Illicit Drugs Movement

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MACAZ), says they have been engagements with other nations in the region to address the growing and unwanted flow of illicit drugs, Through their micro-blogging site, MCAZ said, “At the regional level, we also note that it is not only a problem in Zimbabwe therefore there has been engagements with SADC Heads of Agencies (regulators), where we call for more stringent regulatory standards for such codeine containing products.”  

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Zim Female Journalist Nominated For Martial Arts Award

PROMINENT Zimbabwe Journalist, Grace Chirumhanzu has been nominated for the prestigious Annual Sports Awards (ANSA) following her victorios Karate exploits. By Michael Gwarisa Through her Twitter and Facebook accounts, Chirumhanzu said being a women should nor stop any women from dreaming big and achieving greatness. “I have been nominated for the Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) Sportswoman of the Year. This is alongside amazing sportswomen Kudakwashe Memory Chiwandire, a fellow karateka and Chess Queen Paidaishe Zengeni. The Awards dinner is on March 1. “I have always wanted to see how…

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MCAZ Raises Red Flag Over Bronclear

BRONCLEAR is illegal and is not registered in Zimbabwe, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has warned. By Michael Gwarisa The warning comes at the back of increased cases of abuse of the medicine by most young unemployed Zimbabweans. The cough syrup drug which finds its way into the country through the porous borders has also claimed lives of many young people while some have been permanently admitted into psychiatric centres. “BronClear is unregistered in Zimbabwe. As such it is illegal. It is time to take action. “As MCAZ,…

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#JUSTIN: Monetary Policy To Determine New Fees Structure- ZIMA

THE monetary policy will conclusively mould the new pricing regime by medical professionals, a Zimbabwe Medical Association official has said.   By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes in the wake of fears that doctors would charge exhorbitant fees for consultation and reviews. A ZIMA Mutare Branch a fortnight ago had come up with its tariffs starting from US$30 for consultation fees. ZIMA national spokesperson Dr Sacrifice Chirisa told HealthTimes in an interview that consultations are underway to come up with an ultimate tariff regime. “Discussions are still underway and it was…

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