E8 Countries Get US$12 million Global Fund Anti-Malaria Grant

THE Global Fund To Fight Aids TB and Malaria has given Elimination 8 (E8) countries a second grant of US$12 million to support their efforts towards eliminating malaria. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recognising that the progress or failure of one country’s efforts to eliminate malaria is connected to the success of other countries in the region, the Elimination 8 (E8) was established by SADC to coordinate a collaborative effort, led by the Ministers of Health in eight countries, to jointly plan, execute a regional malaria elimination strategy. Countries involved are Angola,…

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Minister Moyo Threatens To Fire Parirenyatwa Management

…As Health Crisis Deepens …Foreign Supplies Reject Zim USD Payments   HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo has cracked his whip on Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals management for failing to arrest the prevailing drugs and sundries crisis at the institution which has forced senior doctors to withdraw their services until the situation  has normalised. By Michael Gwarisa The decline in health services at Parirenyatwa hospital has forced medical doctors to attend to emergency surgeries only, leaving millions of health seekers stranded.  The management team at Parirenyatwa which is…

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BonVie Launches Electronic Claims Switching Platform

Zimbabwe’s medical aid scheme BonVie  on Thursday unveiled its electronic claims switching platform which enhances the time taken to process payments.   By Kudakwashe Pembere From the days when processing a claim took 90 days, to 30 days this system takes less than 15 days. The technical partner for this platform is New Health 263 which provides expertise in managing it. Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo was heartened at the launch of this platform seeing the health industry adopting technology solutions. “This morning we are here to launch…

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Health Minister Meets Striking Doctors

THE incumbent members of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association met with Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo to resolve their grievances which have left the public health sector in limbo. By Kudakwashe Pembere It appears the Minister met with old association members that have since been replaced where he tabled ways Government would intervene to solve their issues. Following the meeting, the interim members lashed out in concern stating they never sat down with the Minister. This forced a fresh meeting on Wednesday to iron out the outstanding problems…

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Obadiah Moyo Defends Ministerial Appointment

HEALTH and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo on Friday publicly broke his silence against reports trying to discredit his ministerial appointment. By Kudakwashe Pembere Press reports alongside social media rants allegedly claiming he was a ‘medical imposter’ not fit for the job had turned to popular belief. Reports alleged he was not a registered medical practitioner with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe, neither was he schooled in West Indies nor the UK. But Dr Moyo who makes it a habit to digress into the ‘medical achievements’ memory…

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Buy Medicines With RTGS…As PCD Comes To The Rescue

ZIMBABWE’S biggest pharmaceutical firm, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors (PCD) has come to the aid of Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of paying medicines in United States Dollars through selling their supplies in local currencies such as RTGS and Bond notes.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Effective yesterday, the company issued a statement noting how the ailing were forced to buy medication with a currency they are struggling to get their hands on. Briefing the Health and Childcare Minister Obadiah Moyo before touring their warehouse, the company’s chief executive officer Mr Prashant Shah…

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Cholera Deaths Under Control

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo says despite the country recording several thousands of Cholera cases, government through support from the corporates world, NGOs and individuals has managed to avoid sporadic deaths as a result of Cholera. Staff Reporter To date not more than 30 Cholera deaths have been recorded against a cholera infection rate of 5 045 cases. “Cases have increased, but no death, we now have 5 045 cases. The situation is getting under control because of the intervention made. “We have loads and loads of…

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