Fake Doctor Unmasked At Parirenyatwa Hospital

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals have handed over to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) a fake medical doctor who had infiltrated the Accident and Emergency department. By Michael Gwarisa According to a Press Statement released by Parirenyatwa Hospitals, the fake doctor who had posed as a qualified physician registrar was only exposed after he inquired on how to handle a certain procedure from colleagues. The matter was discovered after our Causality Staff doubted his medical proficiency and made some inquires. The suspect has been handed over to the police who are…

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#JUSTIN: Eleven Zim Nurses Acquitted On Contravening Lockdown Regulations Charges

ELEVEN Zimbabwean nurses who were arrested in July for protesting against poor wages and living conditions during the Lockdown period have been acquitted. The 11 were represented by Rudo Bere and Tinashe Chinopfukutwa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have been acquitted after undergoing trial on charges of contravening lockdown regulations by protesting in July against poor salaries and working conditions. SOURCE: Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights

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Zim Now Left With 164 Active COVID-19 Cases As Recovery Rate Reaches 95

ZIMBABWE yesterday recorded 1122 new recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 7627 against 8021 cumulative cases, the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has revealed. By Michael Gwarisa According to the October 12, 2020 daily COVID-19 sitrep, only 10 new cases were recorded yesterday and no deaths were reported over the past 24 hours. 481 Polymerous Chain Reaction (PCR) tests done today (positivity was 2.1%). 1122 new recoveries were reported while the national recovery rate rises to 95% and active cases go down to…

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Mpilo Hospital Reduces Maternal Mortality

Young Preganant Women

MPILO Central Hospital has successfully implemented measures to reduce  maternal mortality from an average of  three deaths per week to zero which include reasonable service delivery, free maternal services and free blood transfusion services. On average the hospital witnesses 30 deliveries a day. There have been massive reductions in maternal mortality from an average of 3 per week to zero or three per month. SOURCE: Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC)

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Mudariki Appointed New ZAN National Coordinator

THE Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) board has appointed Mr Godfrey Mudariki as the organisation’s new national coordinator commencing October 1, 2020. HealthTimes Reporter Mr Mudariki has more than 14 years in Public Health Planning, Implementation, monitoring and evaluation working for and with local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). He has served with various organisations including the National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), Concern Worldwide, OPHID Trust, Partners in Health (PACT Project -USA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Management Sciences for Health (USA), Clinton Health Access Initiative, Compre Health Services, Population…

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Health Ministry Orders UZ To Suspend Specialist Training For Doctors

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has directed the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to suspend the Masters of Medicine and Masters of Obstetrics and Gynecology programmes with immediate effect. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter written to the Dean, Faculty of Medecine and Health Science by the University of Zimbabwe’s Registrar, Dr Noah Mutongoreni, he said the new development was a followup to the communication from the MoHCC. “Following communication from the MoHCC to the effect that Registrar’s enrolled for the UZ’s Masters of Medicine and Masters of Obstetrics…

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Phillip Morris & Swedish Match Amongst Leading Tobacco Companies Advancing Tobacco Harm Reduction- Tobacco Transformation Index Finds

THE first Tobacco Transformation Index released this week and made possible with funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, finds that most of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes and other high-risk tobacco products and transitioning smokers to reduced-risk alternatives. By Michael Gwarisa A small group of companies have made public commitments to harm reduction and backed them with significant investments. A majority of companies have made no such commitment to tobacco harm reduction. With 1.3 billion tobacco users in the…

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ZADHR Donates To Masvingo City Council COVID-19 Fight

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human rights (ZADHR) has this morning September 11, 2020 made a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Masvingo City Council towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. ZADHR also donated Covid-19 test kits, drugs and medicines as well as medical sundries.

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ZADHR Donates PPE To United Bulawayo Hospital

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human rights (ZADHR) has this morning September 04, 2020 made a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to United Bulawayo Hospitals COVID-19 Centre towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. ZADHR also donated Covid-19 test kits, drugs and medicines as well as medical sundries.

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Division Rocks Nurses Strike, Some Returning To Work On Monday

THE three month long industrial action by nurses hangs in limbo amidst indications that some nurses have thrown in the towel after Health and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga indicated that he would only negotiate with those reporting for duty. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources close to the developments told this publication that the nurses camp was under siege from dark forces who were influencing other nurses to genuflect to government’s demands even in the absence of a good remuneration and Personal Protective Clothing (PPE). It’s a divide…

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