Zim Nurses Morale At Record Low

THE continued economic hardships and poor conditions of service for nurses have further dampened morale in the nursing camp, with indications that more experienced nurses are already processing paperwork to leave the country for better employment opportunities. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe is currently battling one of its worst exodus in skilled nursing personal, amidst indications that in 2021, at least 2000 nurses were confirmed to have left the country for greener pastures and under the prevailing situation, more are likely to leave before the year ends. There has also been…

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#BREAKING: Midwives Crises Hits Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Unit

MBUYA Nehanda Maternity division, one of Zimbabwe’s largest maternity units located at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, is battling serious shortages of skilled midwives amidst indications that the facility recently experienced an incident whereby only one midwife ended up attending to at least 26 pregnant women. By Michael Gwarisa A visit by this publication to the facility in on Friday, 29 October, 2021 revealed that only one midwife was on duty for several hours while at least 26 women waited to be attended. Some of the women who were visibly in…

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Contraceptive shortage hits Matabeleland North province

GOVERNMENT run health facilities in Matabeleland North Province are experiencing a severe shortage of contraceptives. HealthTimes Reporter Health facilities visited over the past month reported very low supplies or mostly no supplies of oral contraceptives, injectables and implants. The province is also facing a dire shortage of condoms, worsening the situation. Health watchdog, Citizens Health Watch said the shortage undermines women’s reproductive health rights and increases the risk of unwanted pregnancies.  There are also concerns that women maybe be forced to resort to unsafe abortions as a result of unwanted…

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Of Adolescent Mothers and Maternal Complications

ZIMBABWE is still struggling to cope with growing cases of maternal deaths and complications with statistics indicating that young girls aged 10 to 13 being the biggest victims.   By Michael Gwarisa According to the UNFPA National Adolescent Fertility Study of 2016, in Zimbabwe the fertility for adolescent women aged 15-19 years was 115 births per 1,000 women of the same age in 2015. The report also indicated that although fertility  rates  among  women  aged  20  years  and  above  in  Zimbabwe  have  fallen  over  the  last  two  decades,  adolescent  pregnancy …

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Citizen Health Watch To Host Patients Summit

CITIZENS’ Health Watch (CHW), a citizen centred health watchdog is set to host a Patients’ Summit on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health on October 10, 2018 in the capital Harare. HealthTimes Reporter The summit which will be held at Cresta Masasa will run under the theme ‘Start with the Patient and Leave No One Behind’ and will be followed by a Nurses awards ceremony in the evening. Speaking to HealthTimes, CHW trustee, Fungisai Dube said all was in place for the summit and it will focus on experiences of adolescent’s…

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