Major Commitments Mark ICPD Summit Opening

THE summit to mark 25 years since the International Population Development (ICPD) kicked off today (November, 12 2019) in Nairobi, Kenya amidst major commitments by governments, civil society and private sector organisations to accelerate access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women and young people. By Michael Gwarisa in Nairobi Kenya The commitments are being made during the three-day Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, taking place 25 years after the landmark International Conference on Population and Development, in Cairo, where 179 governments adopted an action plan for women’s empowerment…

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#ICPD25: New HIV Infections In Girls Could Derail 2020 HIV Targets

THE United Nations Population fund (UNFPA), has called on African governments to invest heavily towards HIV prevention measures so as to reduce the growing burden of new HIV infections amongst young adolescent girls and women in East and Southern Africa. By Michael Gwarisa in Narobi, Kenya Briefing Journalists during the ICPD summit Media consultation and orientation workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), UNFPA ESARO SRHR/HIV Technical Specialist, Richard Delate said even though new infections had reduced amongst the adult population, the young female population was under siege.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Karoi Residents Turn To Zambia For HealthCare

KAROI residents have resorted to seeking health services in Zambia claiming their district hospital is not offering quality healthcare, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently In Karoi It takes about 2hours to travel to Zambia and residents in the area feel comfortable travelling to the country 152 Kilometres away. A woman who wanted to have her brother’s x-rays taken was frustrated to find the x-ray room closed. “I asked the reception people who referred me to the xray room. But now there is no one there and Im thinking…

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Zim Intensifies Fight Against NTDs

ZIMBABWE has been commended for implementing the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) namely Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis for children aged between five and 15. By Patricia Mashiri in Victoria Falls The MDA program started in 2012. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasites and can infect people during routine agricultural, domestic, occupational and recreational activities. Soil-transmitted helminth infections are caused by different species of parasitic worms which can be transmitted by eggs present in human faeces, which contaminate the soil in areas where…

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Manyawu Appointed Parirenyatwa Hospital CEO

GOVERNMENT has appointed Mr Ernest Manyawo as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital’s substantive chief executive officer following the dismissal of Mr  Thomas Zigora in April this year. By HealthTimes Reporter Mr Noah Madziva who was the Hospital’s Clinical Director was fired while acting as the Hospital’s CEO to be replaced by Mr Edson Mundenda. “Mr. Ernest Manyawu is the in-coming ‘Chief Executive Officer for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Mr. Manyawu’s ‘ career objective is to excel in leadership and be an inspiration to stakeholders by demonstrating that good corporate governance and…

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UK Lures Zim Fired Doctors

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to fast-track his country’s National Health Services (NHS) visas to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK — a move likely to throw Zimbabwe’s public health sector into an unprecedented crisis in the wake of government’s protracted dispute with its doctors and nurses over remuneration and working conditions. SOURCE: NewsDay This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has already fired over 200 doctors for failing to report for duty over isues of incapacitation. Although Boris’ proposal is…

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Senior Doctors Demand Fired Doctors Reinstatement

SENIOR doctors demand Government to immediately reinstate fired junior doctors. This follows Health Service Board’s announcement that 211 junior and middle level doctors were relieved of their duties. “For the way forward the punitive disciplinary hearings must stop forthwith and those dismissed must have this decision reversed. A livable wage must be dispatched “Robust dialogue in good faith should take place with key stakeholders to help direct the capacitation and of the workers and the public health institutions. “These must be given timelines to yield results,” the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital…

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Bloodbath In Health Sector As Gvt Fires 211 Doctors

THE total number  of doctors who have been served with termination of employment letters has risen to 211 from 70, as purging of what government has described as dissident doctors continues. By Kudakwashe Pembere According to the Health Service Board (HSB), 211 striking doctors have been fired for going on a job action which the Labour Court deemed unlawful alongside playing truant to the disciplinary hearings.As of November 5, the number of doctors dismissed from work stood at 77. To date, 279 doctors have been served with charge letters, 213…

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National Health Insurance Expected End Of 2020

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has assured that the long overdue National Health Insurance scheme should be operational come  2020. By Kudakwashe Pembere At a time when resources in the health sector are heavily constrained where doctors are on strike on one end, while on the other is the obtaining deterioration of the country’s healthcare delivery system, the National Health Insurance Scheme is crucial in achieving universal health coverage. In an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of Baines Intercare Medical Centre on Thursday, the Health Minister…

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VP Mohadi Tours Baines Intercare Medical Centre

ZIMBABWE’S Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Thursday toured the Baines Intercare Medical Centre to foster and strengthen public private partnerships in the country’s healthcare delivery. By HeathTimes Reporter Addressing journalists at the healthcare facility the Vice President said he was pleased with what he saw. I was invited by one of the people working here that they are doing something here, something which is happening in other countries and upmarket sort of health facilities. What we havedone is the tour and we appreciated what we have seen,” VP Mohadi said.…

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