Category: Health

Zim embarks on drive to fight pneumonia

Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Pneumonia and Prematurity Day amid calls for the government to develop and implement guidelines that ensure all health institutions as well as community health workers are trained and equipped to diagnose and treat pneumonia. Research shows that pneumonia claims the lives of more children around the world than any other infectious diseases and the majority of those affected are from poor communities. Pneumonia, a severe infection of the lungs mainly affects children under the age of five especially those who are born before they fully mature. Zimbabwe is among...

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Mental health at workplaces worrying

Employers have embraced mental health awareness campaigns at workplaces to increase production. Employers are concerned over the huge rise in cases of mental health at workplaces prompting authorities to come up with a clear cut policy on strategies to stamp out the problem. Institute of People’s Management in Zimbabwe (IPMZ) vice president Mrs Precious Nyika told the ZBC News on the sidelines of a fund raising ceremony for the awareness campaign that mental health at workplaces is leading to a drop in production. “There is always the need to embrace the systems to increase production,” he said. The medical...

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Major boost for Epworth residents

A significant improvement of health delivery is expected in the Epworth community after Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) handed over a state of the art polyclinic to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Considered by experts as a huge health risk owing to its large population, Epworth residents got a major boost after MSF handed over an improved polyclinic to the government. $1.250 million was put into a project which will come as a relief to people residing in Epworth. A renovated facility, a generator, an ambulance and medical equipment were all part of the critical assistance provided by...

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Inmates with mental illness a cause for concern

Inmates with mental illness and those living with HIV and AIDS continue to face a number of challenges including lack of basic needs and access to appropriate treatment. A call has thus come forth for government and the donor community to work towards mobilising provision of these resources. Considering that most of the country’s prisons are facing a number of challenges worsened by an unfavourable economic environment and overcrowding, inmates living with HIV and AIDS and mental illness continue to be the most affected. Speaking at the handover ceremony of prison psychiatry project to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional...

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Chitungwiza hosp receives another donation

A local bank has donated some hospital utilities to Chitungwiza Central Hospital to assist boost the hospital’s service delivery system. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Ecobank Head of Transaction Services Group of Zimbabwe – SADC cluster, Mr Michael Dengwani said corporates should pay attention to such institutions which serve the lives of many people in various communities. Receiving the hospital utilities, a nurse at the hospital, Mrs Emma Makumbe thanked the gesture by the local bank, adding that the donation will go a long way in improving the services at the wards especially the labour ward which is more...

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