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‘Govt must reduce HIV treatment costs’

‘Govt must reduce HIV treatment costs’

Government has been urged to reduce cost associated with taking a CD4 count and viral load for people living with HIV/AIDS amid revelations that most patients are going for years without assessing their medication. Speaking during the Zimbabwe National Network for People with HIV (ZNNP+) ... Read More »

Cimas hit by fradulent claims

Cimas hit by fradulent claims

CIMAS Medical Aid Society has revealed that about 30 % of the claims it receives are fraudulent as the majority are from non-members masquerading as members. To curb the abuse, the medical aid has introduced a membership cards bearing the clients photograph. The old membership ... Read More »

World Vision to roll out malnutrition reduction programme in Robert Sinyoka

World Vision to roll out malnutrition reduction programme in Robert Sinyoka

The Bulawayo City Council has given World Vision the green light to roll out the PD Hearth Model in Robert Sinyoka on the outskirts of Bulawayo to reduce malnutrition prevalence among children under the age of 5 years. The project also seeks to build local ... Read More »

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 »