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Mugabe blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy

October 2017 Standardmedia; Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting …

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ZIMBABWE:Women ‘Using Toxic Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant’

March 2017 News24; Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they were allegedly using toxic acidic mine waste to stimulate their sexual pleasure. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said that mining …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Hits Back At Junior Doctors

March 2017 TheHerald; Junior doctors who were on strike for the past two weeks, will have to repeat their rotations for three months before they proceed to the next level, the Health and Child Care Ministry has said. In an internal letter dated March 6, 2017 addressed to all hospital …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Deploys Army Doctors At Hospitals

February 2017 TheHerald; GOVERNMENT has deployed army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Patients were being turned away since last week.Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said to mitigate the impact of the strike, hospital clinical directors were …

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ZIMBABWE: Poor Funding Crippling Health Sector – Minister

February 2017 TheHerald; The country must prioritise funding for health to revitalise the sector and ensure that no-one dies due to poor service delivery, senior Government officials have said.Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the “job freeze policy” must never apply to the health sector as it …

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KENYA: Govt Freezes Doctors Posts

January 2017 theHerald; Government has frozen medical doctors’ employment with effect from next month, as the posts have been filled up, prompting the class completing its internship next month to demand their open practice certificates for them to search for employment elsewhere. Although he could not immediately give more details …

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ZIMBABWE: ’20 Percent Zim Women Give Birth At Home’

January 2016 TheHerald; About 20 percent of Zimbabwean births over the past five years occurred at home, statistics which experts have described as unacceptably high. According to the recently-released Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS), institutional deliveries stood at an average of 77 percent. “Seventy-seven percent of live births in the …

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ZIMBABWE:High Costs Drive Patients to India

October 2016 TheHerald; Some medical aid societies are opting to have their members undergo medical procedures in India, instead of Zimbabwe, to evade prohibitive costs. As such, the medical aid societies have contracts with Indians who link them with service providers here. Indian service providers have also identified agencies in …

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ZIMBABWE: New Health Television Channel for Medical Centres

September 2016 thestandard;  Harare entrepreneur Tompson Dube Matambo has established a health television channel for local health institutions. The channel called Health TV has programmes that keeps viewers engaged with up to date health information that include exercise routines, healthy recipes and tips and how to manage common conditions, among …

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ZIMBABWE: Pari, Social Welfare On Collision Course

September 2016 TheHerald; The Department of Social Welfare owes Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals over $3 million in unpaid hospital bills, prompting the institution to deny patients access to treatment, disadvantaging hundreds who cannot afford medical costs, The Herald has learnt. This came to light on Wednesday when two boys from …

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