The government has recalled South African-produced Purity Essentials Baby Powder products after traces of cancer-causing asbestos were detected.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza said the products contain unacceptable levels of asbestos which causes rare cancer called mesothelioma.
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The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) has written to the Ministry of Health and Child Care seeking reforms and upgrading of nurses.
In a letter addressed to the Ministry’s permanent secretary and copied to the director of
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UNICEF Zimbabwe has called on stakeholders to amplify responses for mental health of children and more investments in parenting and caregivers’ programmes.
UNICEF said despite obscurity on the magnitude of the challenges there is need for
UNICEF Zimbabwe says the country has made great strides in the reduction of maternal mortality rates halving the scourge in less than ten years which also saw a decline in under five mortality.
In a 2021 annual report, the United Nations agency said poor health service
Social and economic justice advocacy group, the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) has decried the Health Service Amendment Bill saying it is not addressing challenges being faced in the health sector.
According to the government, the bill seeks to align the Health Service Act
Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says the Government through the 2022 national budget is revamping the country’s hospital infrastructure as well as working on the reduction of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Speaking during a post budget stakeholders meeting in Harare, Professor Ncube said
Public policy think tank, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has called on the government to engage the country’s health professionals as a way of addressing the challenges affecting the health sector.
In a Monthly Monitoring Report for October, ZDI called on the Government to ensure accessibility
Public policy think tank, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says a drop in vaccine uptake is threatening the country’s Covid-19 December 2021 herd immunity target.
According to an Access to Public Health Monitoring Report for September, ZDI blamed the drop in vaccine uptake to lack of
COVID-19 vaccines being used in Zimbabwe are safe for people living with HIV and Aids, including those on anti-retroviral therapy, government has clarified.
Addressing a media briefing on HIV and COVID-19, Deputy Director for Health Promotions in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Paul Chinakidzwa