Mashonaland West Pregnant Women Told To Bring Own Fuel

THE current power crisis and ever-rising fuel costs bedevilling Zimbabwe has left pregnant women in Mashonaland West bearing the brunt of buying fuel themselves for use during childbirth. By Kudakwashe Pembere A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told HealthTimes that women were told to bring their own fuel by health workers in the province and this been happening for a while now. “Women in some health facilities in Mashonaland West are made to buy all sundries which they cannot afford and in some facilities are made to bring…

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Harare Women Delivering In Candlelight

WOMEN in most Harare City Polyclinics are delivering their new born babies with the aid of Candlelight owing to the prevailing power cuts which have crippled most health sector operations By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Harare City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi said they have been having challenges with the solar systems they use though they have since addressed the problems. That has been sorted I think. That has been rectified. There was a power problem recently. All our clinics have solar power as backups including the…

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30% HIV+ Pregnant Women Not On ART

AT least 30% HIV positive pregnant women were not initiated on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in  Zimbabwe according to data collected in2017, with most cases being noted during the post delivery period, a top ministry of health Monitoring and Evaluation official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Kadoma In an exclusive interview with HealthTimes on the side-lines of the JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) final workshop, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in the Ministry Of Health & Child Care (MoHCC) Aids & Tb Programme, Ngwarai Sithole said there was need for…

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Telling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy is ‘sexist’ and causes unnecessary anxiety, experts warn

Marie Claire Dorking elling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy is ‘sexist’ and causes unnecessary anxiety, academics have claimed. Mums-to-be who do choose to have a tipple often face hostility when there is little solid evidence that light or moderate drinking can be harmful. Pregnancy charities and researchers are therefore calling for a change to the ‘alarmist’ official Government guidelines, which warn expectant mothers to abstain from drinking alcohol completely. Though consistent heavy drinking during pregnancy may lead to pregnancy complications including foetal alcohol syndrome, public policy surrounding alcohol…

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