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Health committee fumes over budget allocation

Health committee fumes over budget allocation

The Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has criticised the 2015 budget for downgrading healthcare provision as a priority, as it was allocated $249, 695 million short of its  proposed figure. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said the ministry’s bid ... Read More »

‘Condom use a challenge among married couples’

‘Condom use a challenge among married couples’

By Wendy Dube OK Zimbabwe Limited Monday joined the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day by holding a march and awareness campaign in the streets of Bulawayo. The march was one of the ceremonies lined up in the city, with drum majorettes, ... Read More »

Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

The number of people with Ebola in west Africa has risen above 16,000, with the death toll from the outbreak reaching almost 7,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. The number of deaths is more than 1,000 higher than the figure issued by the WHO ... Read More »

Calls for local research on sperm banks

Calls for local research on sperm banks

Calls have been for local researchers to venture into sperm bank research also known as sperm cryopreservation or semen storage as it would be vital to the success of global heath endeavours. In an interview, a practicing Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who requested anonymity due ... Read More »

Artists appeal for inclusion of health provision in arts policy

Artists appeal for inclusion of health provision in arts policy

ARTISTS have tasked the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture to include a health safety provision as most of their colleagues have succumbed to or are living with life threatening diseases. It has been noted that some artists fail to raise adequate funds to cater ... Read More »

Cuba to dispatch 55 medical doctors to Zim

Cuba to dispatch 55 medical doctors to Zim

CUBA will be dispatching 55 members of the Cuban Medical Brigade team to Zimbabwe to assist in the country’s medial operations, a move meant to further cement ties between the two nations. These doctors are set to land in the country’s capital this Friday in ... Read More »

CIMAS faces viability challenges, as govt insists on 75% tarrif hike

CIMAS faces viability challenges, as govt insists on 75% tarrif hike

Cimas Medical Aid Society has warned that it risks depleting its financial reserves in less than three years if government forces medical firms to effect a 75 % tariff charges for doctors and other health service providers backdated to May 2014.  Cimas said it was ... Read More »

Pharmacies defy govt ban on sex steroids

Pharmacies defy govt ban on sex steroids

PHARMACIES in the country are selling banned sex steroids which have severe effects on users, defying a government directive that banned the selling of the performance enhancement pills late last year. Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), the country’s sole medicine regulator, banned the selling ... Read More »

HIV infection rate among children declines

HIV infection rate among children declines

THE rate of children living with HIV in the country is significantly going down because of the elimination of the mother to child transmission programme, an official has said. National Aids Council (NAC), communications officer Tadiwa Pfupa said despite the country recording a decrease in ... Read More »

Upsurge in cervical cancer cases worries govt

Upsurge in cervical cancer cases worries govt

The upsurge in cases of cervical cancer in the country, is a major concern for government, with about 5000 cases recorded annually, Health and Child Care minister, David Parirenyatwa said. Parirenyatwa was speaking at the Mpilo Central Hospital graduation and prize giving ceremony, where 102 nurses ... Read More »