Govt Tasks Police To Find ‘Abducted’ Doctor

GOVERNMENT says it engaged the Zimbabwe Republic Police to investigate the disappearance of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) Acting President Dr Peter Magombeyi. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement released on Sunday night, Health and Child Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said they are alarmed with the abduction. “We have been made aware of the reported disappearance of Dr. Peter Magombeyi, the Acting President of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) and our employee at Harare Hospital in a case of a reported kidnapping,” he said. He added that he…

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Doctors Association President Abduction Condemned

ZIMBABWE Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president, Dr Peter Magombeyi has reportedly been abducted by three unidentified men under unclear circumstances. By Michael Gwarisa The abduction is believed to have happened around 22:00 hours on Saturday, September 15 in Budiriro while he was in the company of his colleagues. Speaking to HealthTimes, ZHDA Secretary General, Dr Anelle Bhebe said the development had shook the association and called on government to urgently investigate the abduction. I just heard from his colleagues he went missing at 2020 yesterday in Budiriro. He was abducted…

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Post Cyclone Idai Depression Stalks Chimanimani

News chronic ailments cases recorded Both health workers and affected communities need psychosocial support FARAI Jochoma is by no doubt the most famous fast food dealer in Ngangu, Chimanimani. His makeshift food spot is a hive of activity throughout the day as foodies and local youths gather at his place to buy food or play a game of pool. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani His heavily built stature and ever laughing personality hides a story.  A story that is born out of pain, grief and loss of friends and…

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UK Firm Injects US$200million In Zim Health

SOURCE: The Herald PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health and Child Care and a United Kingdom-based company, NMS Infrastructure, with the aim of improving primary healthcare in Zimbabwe through a US$200 million deal. He said the investment by the UK-based firm was a manifestation of the re-engagement policy. “It is the first private investment from the UK for over two decades, so this is a result of our re-engagement policy,” said President Mnangagwa. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah…

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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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Bad Roads Induced Maternal Deaths Fears Rise Ahead of Rainy Season

EVEN though Memory Chimpinyi (26) from Skyline in Chimanimani gave birth to her baby a month before the Tropical Cyclone Idai disaster struck, the after effects of the storm are currently having a direct negative impact on her post-natal hospital visits. By Michael Gwarisa in Chimanimani Every month she visits Chimanimani Rural District Hospital which is located eight kilometers away from her home through a meandering road and rugged terrain. The dilapidated road and bridges which were washed away by the ferocious monsoon brings some inconceivable anxiety and trauma to…

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American Paediatric Cancer Specialist Hospital Partners Zim

ZIMBABWE becomes the first SADC country to partner with an American childhood cancer specialist hospital to improve paediatric cancer management in the country. By Kuda Pembere With the country not spared among low  middle income countries having an average survival rate of 20 %, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo while officiating the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe Conference on Cancers in Zimbabwe said much needs to be done to increase these rates. He commended the partnership between St Jude Children’s Hospital Research and Treatment Hospital for Childhood Cancer…

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Harare Health Workers Receive Disability Management Training

A Consortium of advocates for inclusive health for all has started a two day training workshop targeting City Of Harare Health workers City Health department workers are undergoing disability management capacitation at a time when access to health services is a barrier for those living with disabilities. Veronica Mwanza from Deaf Zimbabwe Trust said the workshop is meant to bridge the gap between the persons with disabilities and health workers. “As Deaf Zimbabwe Trust we are here today training the health service providers on disability management and sign language. But…

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Poor Health Delivery Systems In Zim Prisons

THE Research and Advocacy Unit has bemoaned the state of healthcare delivery in prisons citing shortage of staff and medication needing urgent redress. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a policy brief released on Wednesday, RAU urges government and prison administrators to ensure that inmates right to is adequately protected and clearly stipulated. “Therefore, prison administrations have a responsibility to ensure that inmates receive proper health care and that prison conditions promote the wellbeing of both prisoners and prison staff. Health care staff must deal with inmates primarily as patients and not…

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UNFPA Awards Six SRHR Video Makers

SIX visual content creators walked away winners of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Video Competition. By Kudakwashe Pembere They received prizes ranging from laptops, cameras and smartphones for outstanding content on themes such Access to SRHR services by young people, HIV prevention, prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, including child marriage, preventing teenage pregnancy, and preventing substance abuse. There were 24 submissions in the competition as content came from various settings as far as Insiza, in Matebeleland. Most of the videos were…

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