Parirenyatwa gets US$400 000 worth of hospital medicines and equipment

THE African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), on Thursday handed over hospital equipment, medicines and sundries to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) worth US$400 000. By Kudakwashe Pembere Africans in the diaspora mobilised the money to purchase the equipment and medicine in consultation with the PGH doctors and pharmacy department. The equipment comes at a time the Hospital has been bemoaning shortage of equipment.  ADDI president and founder Dr Arikanna Chihombori-Quao commended doctors at the Hospital for working hard amidst challenging times. I cannot thank all you enough for what you…

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Zimbabwe needs to find sustainable solutions to its perennial health crisis

During the course of the past two weeks, social media has been awash with videos of the Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of Health for the Limpopo Province of South Africa directly humiliating Zimbabwean patients who had sought elective surgical treatment in her province. By Dr Grant Murewanhema There have been mixed reactions from the Zimbabwe, South African and international community at large regarding the conduct of the MEC. Some have described the actions as highly unethical and not expected from somebody of her stature and education. The MEC…

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Make measles vaccination mandatory for Mapostori Children -VP Chiwenga told

HEALTH Policy and Public Health experts have advised health and child care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to act with speed and make measles vaccination mandatory in children from apostolic sects. By Michael Gwarisa This call comes in the midst of a sharp increase in new measles cases and deaths mainly in children between the ages 6 to 16 from apostolic religious sects, a development that has prompted government to activate the country’s Civil Protection Unit Act. Speaking to HealthTimes, Health Law Policy Expert, Mr Tinashe Mundawarara said the country’s…

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Prioritize Nurses Concerns- Zim Senior Doctors Tell Gvt

Dr Grant Murewanhema

THE Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association (ZSHD), has called on government to be sincere and improve the living and working conditions of nurses to prevent the prevailing brain drain. By Staff Reporter In their solidarity message in honor of the International Nurses Day, Dr Grant Murewanehma, the Social Media Manager for the ZSHD said nurses were central and integral to the provision of quality healthcare. We appreciate the central role played by nurses. We appreciate their sterling work and we urge the responsible authorities to actually improve or try and…

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Unsafe abortions lead to immediate and long term complications

COMPLICATIONS arising from post unsafe abortion infections could have long term implications on the fertility of women due to the unsterile nature of the environments and objects used during unsafe abortions procedures, a local Obstetrician and Gynecologist has warned.  . By Michael Gwarisa    Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Grant Murewanhema an Obstetrician and Gynecologist said unsafe abortions were happening and unfortunately they were they were among the leading cause of maternal mortality in Zimbabwe. When you look at it just in the immediate short term after this act has been…

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Honoring 2021 COVID-19 Information Champions

EVERY battle has its heroes and for Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 raging war,  we owe everything to our dedicated health personal, government, community health players, media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for joining hands in fighting this unwelcome visitor called COVID-19. In every battle, information plays a key role in equipping fighters with strategies and ways to either evade the enemy or take him on head-on. Misinformation and the propagation of wrong and false information however could lead soldiers and innocent civilians right into the hands of the enemy, hence the need…

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Zimbabwe Records Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases

…As country detects new Omicron variant …Expert warns against Hard Lockdowns A total 1 042 new local cases of COVID-19 were recorded last night, signalling the arrival of a fourth wave that many public health experts fear could be more devastating compared to previous waves due to the absence of adequate healthcare personal to attend to hospitalisations and severe cases. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) daily situation report of December, 2 2021, 80 of the new 1042 are cases were detected from…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Zim Pregnant Women Cause For Concern- Findings

Young Preganant Women

NEW journals by renowned Zimbabwe’s Public Health Expert Dr Grant Murewenhema et al has revealed huge gaps in vaccination among women of reproductive age from resource constrained settings such as Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The two papers one on Vaccination hesitancy among women of reproductive age in resource-challenged settings: a cause for public health concern and COVID-19 Vaccination for pregnant women in Zimbabwe: a public health challenge that needs an urgent discourse both try to look at how pregnant and women and those of reproductive age are responding to the…

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Zim Vaccination Momentum Fading After Easing Of Lockdown

THE relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures over the past two weeks and the downgrading of the lockdown restrictions from level 4 to level 2 have resulted in the reduction in daily COVID-19 vaccination numbers, a development experts fear could work against the country’s target of attaining herd immunity by December 2021. By Patricia Mashiri and Michael Gwarisa Even though the numbers seem to be on an upward trajectory, data from the Ministry of Health vaccination figures since beginning of September show an inconsistently fluctuating trend. Figures from Daily Situation reports…

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Zim Should Accelerate Vaccination To Avoid Catastrophic 4th Wave Effects- Experts

MEDICAL and Public Health Experts have called on Zimbabweans to take up vaccination as a measure to prevent the adverse effects of the oncoming Fourth Wave which has already been reported in some parts of the world including East Africa. By Michael Gwarisa The call comes hot on the heels of a third wave which caused thousands of deaths and infections during the month of July in Zimbabwe. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), daily cases were now on a downward trend even though causalities are…

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