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US exhibits at ZITF

US exhibits at ZITF

FRESH from tightening its economic sanctions against Zimbabwe, the United States of America is participating at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) where it will showcase its partnerships with the country in the health and education sectors. The US has a ... Read More »

Ingutsheni overwhelmed with hard core drug addicts

Ingutsheni overwhelmed with hard core drug addicts

MOST young patients admitted at Ingutsheni Hospital are in there because of taking hard core drugs, which are reportedly readily available on the streets from pedlars, it has been learnt. Ingutsheni Hospital Sister in Charge of Khumalo ward, Maxwell Mathuthu said inmates suffered from schizophrenia, ... Read More »

Govt keen to open Ekusileni Medical Centre: Parirenyatwa

Govt keen to open Ekusileni Medical Centre: Parirenyatwa

GOVERNMENT is still consulting with Ekusileni Medical Centre board of trustees to have the centre up and running. The state of the art medical centre  is still non-operational after it closed soon after opening briefly in 2004 yet hundreds of people require specialist attention. In an ... Read More »

MAC launches HIV/AIDS programme in Mat North

MAC launches HIV/AIDS programme in Mat North

Matabeleland Aids Council has launched a pilot project in three Matabeleland North districts – Lupane,  Nkayi and  Hwange targeting the communities on HIV/AIDS with 36 328 people being earmarked. Currently only 13 102 villagers covering 3881 homesteads have been reached. MAC official, Thomas Jubane said the ... Read More »

UBH in need of financial injection

UBH in need of financial injection

THE United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has called on the government to allocate resources timeously and save the institution’s medical operations. Presenting the state of the hospital on Friday to Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa and his deputy, Dr Paul Chimedza, UBH ... Read More »

Government has been sidelining Ingutsheni Hospital:Parirenyatwa

Government has been sidelining Ingutsheni Hospital:Parirenyatwa

INGUTSHENI hospital has been financially and logistically sidelined by the government yet is a national institution that plays a unique role in caring for mentally disturbed individuals, Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa admitted. The minister acknowledged this while touring Ingutsheni last ... Read More »

Sex workers welcome health facility

Sex workers welcome health facility

By Sheila Tsengwa A health facility catering for commercial sex workers has been set up in Bulawayo as a response to cries from the ladies of night that they face discrimination at formal health institutions. Mary Mabayo and Henrietta Mushunje (not their real names) who ... Read More »

Specialist care expensive in Zimbabwe

Specialist care expensive in Zimbabwe

THE Health and Child Care ministry said it if it can, does respond to cases demanding specialist attention and mobilises resources to send patients outside the country if treatment cannot be offered locally. The media is often awash with cases of people seeking assistance for ... Read More »

High School students to be attached at Mpilo Hospital

High School students to be attached at Mpilo Hospital

SOME Bulawayo secondary students will be attached at Mpilo Central hospital, in a development that would expose them to the institutions’ operations and have an appreciation of its health service delivery. Students from St. Columbus, Northlea, Mzilikazi and Sobukhazi High Schools would be attached in ... Read More »

Byo schools in effort to save Mpilo Hospital

Byo schools in effort to save Mpilo Hospital

BULAWAYO Primary and Secondary schools have come together to set up a Mpilo fund to assist the city’s hospital which is in a deplorable state due to lack of adequate funding. Mpilo Central hospital is one of the country’s referral centres but has been dogged ... Read More »