Hunt For New Harare Hospital CEO Imminent

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo says they will soon be looking for a substantive chief executive officer for Harare Central Hospital following the dismissal of Dr Nyasha Masuka. By Kudakwashe Pembere He said this during the donation of equipment for the Harare Central Hospital. Dr Masuka barely lasted a year at the healm of the country’s biggest referral hospital under yet to be ascertained reasons.  In the interim, Dr Tapiwa Bwakura is the Acting CEO as the hospital awaits a new boss. “Harare Central Hospital is a…

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‘HSB Negotiating In Bad Faith’

ZIMBABWEAN doctors are not pleased with the relaxed approach taken by the Health Services Board and Government in dealing with the obtaining strike, it has emerged. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association’s spokesperson Dr Anele Bhebhe acknowledged Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s keenness in solving the situation. “We recognise the effort of the Honourable Minister of Health Dr Obadiah Moyo, in creating a negotiation platform for the grievances to be addressed,” he said. But the association is concerned by the casual manner their case …

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Health Gets US$694 million

TREASURY on Thursday allocated US$694, 5 million to the Ministry of Health and Childcare in the 2019 National Budget. By Kudakwashe Pembere In January, former minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa buckled under the pressure of legislators to increase the allocation for Health to US$520 million from US$454 million. The Health Ministry during a Health and Childcare parliamentary portfolio committee hearing expected an allocation of  US$1, 3 billion from the ‘National Purse’. Making his debut 2019 National Budget presentation, Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube increased the Health budget…

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BREAKING: Magaya Apologises

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance church leader Prophet Walter Magaya says he rues the hasty announcement of his ‘HIV-Cure’  without following proper channels. By Kudakwashe Pembere This ‘crying over spilt milk’ came with a retraction of his controversial HIV claims. Prophet Magaya said he later realised that his nerviness it was mindless as he ignored the relevant  authorities responsible for clearing a drug or medicine fit for distribution and retailing in Zimbabwe . He apologised at the Ministry Of Health and Childcare and PHD Ministries joint press conference on Thursday. “At…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Clears Air On Cholera Financial Donations…As Death Toll Reaches 35

THE Zimbabwe government has appointed the Finance and Economic Development ministry as the sole custodian of all financial donations towards Cholera while the ministry of health and child care shall be handling commodities and other essential donations, Local government minister, July Moyo has said. By Michael Gwarisa The move comes at the back of a cholera epidemic which has claimed 35 lives and infected an estimated 6533. Briefing government, city council and partners, Minister Moyo who is also the chair of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera said they had been…

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2.2 Million Zim Women Using Family Planning Methods

ZIMBABWE has a total of 2.2 million users of modern day family planning methods amidst indications that the country is close to attaining the 2020 target which aims to increase the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR)  from the current 66 percent to 68 percent. By Michael Gwarisa Addressing a media conference ahead of the World Population Day celebrations 2018, Director Family Health in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC), Dr Bernard Madzima said although Zimbabwe has made significant strides towards availing  quality family planning services to the population, more still needed…

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New HSB Board Appointed…Minister Warns Against Laziness

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa has appointed a six member executive board for the Health Services Board (HSB) which will oversee operations and welfare of all the employees under the health sector. By Michael Gwarisa Launching the board, Minister Parirenyatwa urged members to work hard to ensure the board turns around fortunes of the health sector which is in dire need of revival. “This is a very special day, we used to be all under the public service commission and then there was a a commission set…

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Government Launches Healthy Ageing Strategy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MoLSW) and partners, has launched the National  Healthy Ageing strategic document which will focus on addressing health needs of the elderly populace in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview on the sidelines of the World Health Day celebrations at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters in Harare, Director Preventive services in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC), Dr Gilbson Mhlanga said the new health strategy seeks to integrate health…

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Ministry of Health Using Stone-Age Accounting Systems

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is  still using obsolete manual accounting systems which are prone to manipulation, making it difficult for auditors to detect any financial anomalies, HealthTimes has learnt. HealthTimes Correspondent  Briefing Parliament on their findings, Public Accounts Portfolio Committee Chair, Hon Paurina Mpariwa said the committee had discovered that the ministry, its departments and health institutions were using outdated accounting systems at a time when the rest of the world was moving with technologies. “At this time where we have ICTs, the ministry  continues to…

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PEPFAR To Continue Supporting Zimbabwe HIV Programs

THE U.S Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), says it will continue to support the new Zimbabwean government in all its efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic, HealthTimes can reveal. By Michael Gwarisa Despite efforts by certain political sections to discredit the new government that is being led by President Emerson Mnangagwa, the United States government says it recognises the new dispensation and will continue working side by side to ensure Zimbabwe achieves the 90-90-90 targets. In an interview with HealthTimes, PEPFAR  Programs Coordinator, Mark Troger  said, “The United…

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