Tag: health

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Zim immigrants sidelined from health services

Experts say Zimbabwe’s steeply sliding economy is again driving locals to South Africa and Botswana, as they fear that the Zimbabwean government has no solution to the problems facing the country.

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Social impact of martenal deaths

In a brightly lit sitting room in Bulawayo’s Cowdry Park Suburb sits a worried father,clad in his work suit after a long day’s work. Minutes go by and still Chamunorwa…

Community Stories (UNDEF PROJECT),

Zim to start HIV vaccine trials

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter Zimbabweans may soon be immunised against HIV transmission if trials for a vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly virus expected to start in…

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Cimas hikes fees by 50%

Access to quality health services by thousands of members under Cimas medical aid society might become a huge challenge after it increased membership contribution fees by 50%, citing high cost…

Community Stories (UNDEF PROJECT),

Patients to pay deposit on admission at Pari

Patients admitted in certain wards, including those on cancer treatment at Parirenyatwa General Hospital, will now have to fork out between $50 to $185 before they can be admitted, raising…

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Community-based health cover best alternative for informal income earners — experts

With only 6% of the population covered by health insurance in Zimbabwe, there is need for community-based health cover as an alternative for the informal income earners, health researchers and…

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Diarrhoea claims 12

TWELVE people died of diarrhoea across the country this week,the Ministry of Health and Child Care said yesterday. This brings the number of people who have died of diarrhoea this…

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Failure to adequately finance health sector hampering attainment of MDGs

Less than 10 countries in Africa have managed to increase their national health budgets to at least 15% of national budgets as stipulated by the Abuja Declaration on health budgets,…

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Inside Mbare’s filthy sausage factory

The Standard recently ran a story of street butcheries selling sausages under unhygienic conditions. The source of the sausages were unknown and their storage facilities questionable. Last week we tracked…

Community Stories (UNDEF PROJECT),

Backyard catering: Harare’s ticking health time bomb

*Sheila Mhene leaves her lodgings in Zengeza 3 in Chitungwiza early in the morning every day with a cart full of kitchen utensils and heads to the nearby shopping centre….