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‘Improve welfare of people with Down Syndrome’

‘Improve welfare of people with Down Syndrome’

By Senzeni Ncube CHILD President Ntando Moyo has challenged the government to implement policies that protect people living with Down Syndrome. Speaking at the belated World Down Syndrome Day 2015 celebrations held at City Presbyterian church on Tuesday, Moyo said its high time communities involved ... Read More »

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

(WHO website) Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization 8 March – International Women’s Day – is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also a day to take stock of ... Read More »

“Dispel menstruation myths”

“Dispel menstruation myths”

By Samantha Ndebele Menstruation! Why are you already looking aside? Why is there so much “shhh” when it comes to discussing girls or women’s “periods”? Why is a women’s menstrual cycle shrouded in so much taboo and controversy? Society can talk about sex openly, at ... Read More »

Govt ordered to re-open Ekusileni Medical Centre

Govt ordered to re-open Ekusileni Medical Centre

THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care has ordered government  to re-open Ekusileni Medical Centre  in Bulawayo by March, as the facility is slowly crumbling. Ekusileni is the brain-child of late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo and has been lying idle since 2004 after it ... Read More »

Govt rolls out Bilharzia immunisation programme

Govt rolls out Bilharzia immunisation programme

Several Bulawayo schools have told learners to attend lessons this week well fed in preparation for a week long mass drug treatment programme for bilharzia and intestinal worms. The programme began on Monday and the Ministry of Health and Child Care is teaming up with ... Read More »

BCC clinics hit by nursing staff shortages

BCC clinics hit by nursing staff shortages

Bulawayo City Council’s clinics have been hit by nursing staff shortages amid reports that the health facilities operated with a 62 percent staff compliment during the year 2014. According to the latest report on the city’s state of affairs by the Bulawayo Mayor Councillor Martin ... Read More »

Esigodini in need of new hospital

Esigodini in need of new hospital

Adequate health care service delivery is still a dream for Umzingwane constituents amid revelations that the district’s hospital is an old farm house which is not equipped enough to serve the people, National Assembly representative William Dhewa told Radio Dialogue. In an exclusive interview, Dhewa ... Read More »

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 »