Category: Health

108 nurses graduate at Chinhoyi hospital

108 nurses from Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery have   graduated after completing their studies 48 of the graduates were registered general nurses drawn from three groups that enrolled between 2013 and 2014. The remaining 60 graduates were midwives from the 2015 and 2016 groups. The graduation ceremony was held at a time Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital has broken new grounds in terms of improved medical diagnostic and surgical services. “The hospital recently commissioned new CT scan equipment and a cardiology centre. Services such as laparascopy, which involves minimum invasive surgery, are offered here, while haemodialysis is expected...

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Call to promote universal health coverage

Zimbabwe has called on the global telecommunications industry to come up with a clear roadmap of achieving universal health coverage and to take stock of the fact that some countries do not have the infrastructure to achieve the objective.  Speaking at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Director-General Dr Gift Kallisto Machengete said some countries are still struggling with diseases like malaria, hence a clear roadmap is imperative to achieve the goal. “There is need for a roadmap. What we know at the moment is that by...

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Zim embarks on drive to reduce NCDs

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe is working towards establishing an inter-ministerial task force to strategise and devise ways of financing programmes targeted at reducing the number of people succumbing to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He said the country successfully implemented a national AIDS Levy which is being adopted by many countries as a funding model the world over. President Mugabe made the remarks when he addressed the high level meeting of heads of state and government at the Global Conference on NCDs convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  The WHO Global Conference on NCDs is being held at the...

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Calls for universal health coverage roadmap

Zimbabwe has called on the global telecommunications industry to come up with a clear roadmap of achieving universal health coverage and consider that some countries do not have the infrastructure to achieve the objective.  Speaking at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, POTRAZ Director General, Dr Gift Kallisto Machengete said some countries are still struggling with diseases like malaria, hence a clear roadmap was imperative to achieve the goal. “There is need for a roadmap. What we know at the moment is that we are attempting to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. What is...

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UPDATED: NCDs conference opens

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has kicked off in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa told delegates attending the conference that Zimbabwe has put in place various measures to reduce the number of people succumbing to NCD related deaths by tapping into funds mobilised under the National AIDS Trust Fund and the National Health Levy.  President Robert Mugabe is among other world leaders who are attending the conference which is expected to find low cost solutions to reduce the number of people dying from...

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