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Hundreds of children to benefit from free cleft lip surgery

By Franklin Sibindi  HUNDREDS of Bulawayo children are set to benefit from free cleft lip, palate and craniofacial reconstructive surgeries provided by Operation of Hope later this year. Operation of Hope, is a 28 year old United States based surgical charity and this mission will ...

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‘Our rights are violated in hospital’ -people living with disabilities

By Memory Ncube  GOVERNMENT has been urged to invest in educating people living with disabilities so they can take up jobs in the medical field and assist fellow counterparts whose human rights have been violated in hospitals. Participating at a Medical Services Act amendment consultation ...

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Give children contraceptives-health officials

By Memory Ncube  CHILDREN should be granted the right to access various contraceptive methods to help curb unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions, health officials have said. Addressing delegates during a Medical Services Act amendment consultative meeting recently in Bulawayo, health officials emphasised children should be ...

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“Health Ministry needs policy direction” – Analysts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has been urged to look at health issues with a nitpicking eye as this will ensure appropriate measures are taken in trying to deal with them. Analysts have said prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) in remote parts ...

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Thorngrove hospital in need of recreational facilities

ONE of Bulawayo’s Tuberculosis (TB) referral hospitals, Thorngrove is in dire need of recreational facilities which could go a long way in the recovery of patients psychologically and physically. The facility’s medical officer Dr Manners Ncube told a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child ...

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TB treatment resources stretched

Ministry of Health and Child Care says there is a significant number of returning TB patients from the Sadc region need emergency treatment, stretching government resources. Speaking during agenda for Parliament advocacy workshop Health and Child Care Portfolio chairperson Dr Ruth Labode noted there is ...

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Gwanda residents defend local hospital

GWANDA Residents Association says the local hospital and its staff must not be condemned nor deemed negligent following the amputation of a child’s hand, as such claims have demotivated nurses and damaged the reputation of the long standing medical facility. After publication of media reports which held Gwanda Hospital ...

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Parents snub mass drug administration exercise

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care mass drug administration exercise kicked off Monday amid reports some parents are snubbing the programme in fear of treatment side effects as experienced in last year’s measles and rubella vaccine where hundreds of children fell sick. The health ...

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Clean up for flood-hit Beitbridge

By Lungile Ngwenya THE Beitbridge City Council has started a clean up exercise that will help prevent an out break of diseases worrying residents in flood-hit areas. The exercise follows floods that left 777 people homeless in Beitbridge town on Friday night. In an interview, ...

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Service fees a barrier to basic health care

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Matabeleland North officer and feminist Opportunity Moyo says the country’s deteriorating health services are being worsened by the introduction of user fees in hospitals that are applied in an ad-hoc way. She says the fees are a barrier to basic ...

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