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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 »

BCC faces critical staff shortages in dental health care

BCC faces critical staff shortages in dental health care

By Giyani Moyo BULAWAYO City Council has a critical staff shortage in oral health care, with only one clinic offering dental care services. This came  out during  the National Oral Health Commemoration Day held at St. Peter’s Primary School on the outskirts of Hyde Park ... Read More »

Zim records decline in infant mortality rate

Zim records decline in infant mortality rate

ZIMBABWE has recorded a decrease in mortality rate for children below five years with statistics showing that the country’s infant and maternal mortality figures has declined by 20 and 36 percent since 2009. A research which was conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ... Read More »

Govt struggling to complete Tsholotsho nursing school

Govt struggling to complete Tsholotsho nursing school

The government is struggling to complete a nursing school at Tsholotsho District hospital, as lack of funding continues to negatively impact on health delivery system. Presenting a report during the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Paul Chimedza’s tour of the Matabeleland North province ... Read More »

‘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 »