Exclusive breastfeeding remains low
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Exclusive breastfeeding remains low

Exclusive breastfeeding remains a challenge in Zimbabwe and has contributed to child malnourishment, stunted growth…

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Rare births at local hospitals
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Rare births at local hospitals

Shamiso Yikoniko Health Reporter The country’s hospitals are experiencing bizarre cases of babies born with split…

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Local scientists seek HIV breakthrough
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Local scientists seek HIV breakthrough

Zimbabwean scientists are developing a microbicide that prevents women from contracting HIV even if they…

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HEALTH: Zimbabwe Immunisation Rate Still low
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HEALTH: Zimbabwe Immunisation Rate Still low

Zimbabwe’s immunisation rate remains low as some apostolic sects have not fully embraced the concept.…

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Actress Pretty Xaba dies
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Actress Pretty Xaba dies

Actress Pretty Xaba affectionately known as Mai Muwenga in local soap Studio 263 has died.…

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Elusive 13th cheque dampens Xmas cheer
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Elusive 13th cheque dampens Xmas cheer

Shamiso Yikoniko – Extra Reporter Many companies will not pay their workers bonuses this year…

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Refurbishment of waiting rooms commendable
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Refurbishment of waiting rooms commendable

Shamiso Yikoniko in Lupane As the country’s health system continues facing challenges, the refurbishment of…

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Ministry of Health develops baby food supplements
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Ministry of Health develops baby food supplements

The Ministry of Health and Child Care will in early 2015 introduce new food supplements…

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HEALTH SECTOR: Middle-level doctors join strike
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HEALTH SECTOR: Middle-level doctors join strike

Middle-level doctors at major referral hospitals countrywide have joined the strike by junior practitioners to…

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Government mulls high-tech Ebola testing centre
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Government mulls high-tech Ebola testing centre

Shamiso Yikoniko – Health Reporter The Ministry of Health and Child Care intends to construct…

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Medical aid bosses ‘pocketing $500 000’
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Medical aid bosses ‘pocketing $500 000’

Top executives at some medical aid societies are earning monthly salaries ranging between US$200 000…

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Ebola screening targets foreign students
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Ebola screening targets foreign students

The Government has intensified the screening and monitoring process of students 1,003 total views, no views…

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HEALTH: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), an HIV time-bomb
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HEALTH: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), an HIV time-bomb

The rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Harare points to the indulgence in unprotected…

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Medical aid bosses, doctors draw battle lines
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Medical aid bosses, doctors draw battle lines

The Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (Ahfoz) has directed members to disregard gazetted consultation…

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Health Minister in conflict of interest
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Health Minister in conflict of interest

The Ministry of Health and Child Care’s mediation in the impasse between doctors and medical…

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