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Health-Workers Clap Back At Mutsvangwa’s Brain Drain Claims

Health workers have expressed disgruntlement over ZANU-PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa’s claims that western countries are behind the massive brain drain hitting the health sector. In an interview with 263Chat, Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union(ZPNU) secretary-general Douglas Chikobvu said the government should come up with a raft of measures to lure health workers to remain in the […]

‘Zimbabwe Has High Burden Of Cervical Cancer’

Zimbabwe Health Interventions(ZHI) has confirmed that Zimbabwe has a high burden of cervical cancer with more than 1400 cases recorded in 2020. In a statement, Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) said over a thousand women die from the disease in the country every year, making it the most common cause of cancer deaths in women in the […]

Zim Records Decline In COVID-19 Cases

The government has recorded a notable decline in COVID-19 cases after daily new infection rates started falling again from Tuesday last week. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care daily updates, death rates may have hit a peak, around three weeks after a spike in infection rates last week, but are not moving […]

Abuja Declaration Remains A Dream For Zimbabwe: Report

Policy think tank group, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has bemoaned the failure by Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube to meet the Abuja Declaration of allocating 15 percent of the total budget to health when he presented his 2022 Budget statement. In its monthly report for December 2021, ZDI said the COVID-19 menace required the […]

Respite For TOSE Centre

The Dr Bernie Foundation Trust yesterday put smiles on the faces of children at TOSE Respite centre by donating several basic goods and spending the day with those with special needs. “In line with our Vision at Dr Bernie Foundation Trust, to allow flowers in every human being to bloom and as such raise hope […]

Govt Plans COVID-19 Vaccination At Bus Ranks

The government announced Tuesday that it will ramp up the vaccination process by setting up vaccination sites at bus ranks. This follows the worrying increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week with the Omicron variant threatening another lockdown in the lead up to the festive period. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa […]

MDC Alliance Castigates Govt Measures Against Omicron Variant

The opposition MDC Alliance has castigated the recent measures taken by the Government to contain the Covid-19 Omicron variant as clumsily imposed and without regard for science. In a statement, MDC Alliance secretary for health and child welfare, Dr Henry Madzorera called on the Government to remove what he said ‘unreasonable border controls’ which included […]

Here Is What You Need To Know About Omicron Variant

WHO has designated variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads […]

‘Expand Free Sanitary Wear Initiative To End Period Poverty’

A local girl rights advocacy organization, Shamwari Yemwanasikana (SYS) has urged the government to fight period poverty by expanding the free sanitary wear facility to every girl child across the county. In a statement, SYS expressed concern that despite the introduction of free sanitary wear to all schoolgirls, the situation had not changed. “Many girls […]