New medical aid law finalised
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New medical aid law finalised

The envisaged Medical Aid Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe will be operational before the end of…

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Govt hospitals in dire need of drugs
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Govt hospitals in dire need of drugs

That hospital smell! Have you ever walked into a hospital and you are welcomed by…

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When tuberculosis meets diabetes
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When tuberculosis meets diabetes

Diabetes mellitus has for a long time been perceived as a disease of the rich.…

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Gender dimensions  to HIV epidemic
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Gender dimensions to HIV epidemic

Shamiso Yikoniko The odds are stacked against women in the fight against HIV, with social,…

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HIV prevalence rate declines: Zimphia
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HIV prevalence rate declines: Zimphia

Zimbabwe’s HIV prevalence rate has declined remarkably in recent years, dropping from as high as…

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The malaria fight goes on
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The malaria fight goes on

Although Zimbabwe has made significant strides in fighting malaria and will soon be declared a…

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Government anticipates HIV self-testing kits
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Government anticipates HIV self-testing kits

Shamiso Yikoniko — Government anticipates the nationwide introduction of HIV self-testing kits by end of…

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Thank you Zimbabwe
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Thank you Zimbabwe

. . .For helping baby Manqoba Shamiso Yikoniko in New Delhi, India — My husband,…

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When black is not beautiful
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When black is not beautiful

Shamiso Yikoniko Extra Reporter — Whoever said black is beautiful? Why then are men and…

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Lack of viral load machines hamper treatment
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Lack of viral load machines hamper treatment

As Zimbabwe scales up life-saving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV, concerns are…

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Giving a baby a new lease of life
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Giving a baby a new lease of life

Today, I borrow from Maya Angelou when she said, “People will forget what you said.…

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Harare Hospital in dire straits
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Harare Hospital in dire straits

Shamiso Yikoniko Harare Central Hospital – one of the country’s biggest referral health institutions –…

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Plea for help
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Plea for help

  Shamiso Yikoniko Baby Manqoba Mabhena has an infectious toothless smile and a captivating giggle…

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A cut above the rest
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A cut above the rest

There was a spring in Dr Obadiah Moyo’s step on Thursday as he showed Health…

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Kidney transplant by year-end
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Kidney transplant by year-end

The first kidney transplant at Chitungwiza Central Hospital will be done by the end of…

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