Health & Community

Health & Community

Court Bars Chiwenga From Interfering With Nurses’ Work Conditions

By Staff Reporter NURSES have scored a major victory against Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, after the High Court Friday barred the substantive health minister from forcing the health workers to return to full-time shift work. Nurses in public hospitals and clinics early this month approached the High Court through the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) seeking

Bulawayo To Licence All Informal Grocery Traders

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council is reviewing its shop licensing laws with a view to regularising the operations of all informal grocery selling shops that have mushroomed in the city and collect revenue from them. Informal shops selling significantly cheap groceries are posing stiff competition to established retail outlets. Most buildings in the

Mine workers trapped in collapsed shaft since Tuesday

By Staff Reporter SIX mine workers at Matshetshe Mine in Esigodini, Matabeleland South province, have been trapped for five days after a deep shaft they were working in collapsed at its opening. The incident took place last Tuesday. There are reports that no efforts have been made so far to rescue the trapped miners amid

Women urged to examine breasts to detect signs of cancer

By Mbekezeli Ncube A senior health practitioner in Hwange’s Empumalanga clinic has urged women to constantly examine their breasts so as to detect signs of the disease earlier. Last month, the country celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year’s commemorations were celebrated under the theme ‘Give Hope, Save Lives’. As usual, men and women

Smile Train Bringing Smiles To 250 Children With Cleft Deformation Annually

By Munashe Makuwe SMILE Train, an international non-governmental organisation, is bringing smiles to over 250 children in Zimbabwe annually after operating them for cleft deformation. Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. In Zimbabwe, due to high medical costs, most parents

Pregnant Women Forced To Pay Bribes When Giving Birth

The Guardian IN agonising labour pain and turned away from a Harare health centre, Aurage Katume feared that, like many other Zimbabwean women, she could lose her unborn baby. She struggled to another clinic in the country’s capital. The midwives there were not ready to help her either. “What did you bring us?” one of

Court frees ‘rapist’ step mother

By Staff Reporter MUTARE regional magistrate Lucy Mungwari has acquitted a Harare woman accused of raping her 10-year-old stepson. Patience Musabayana (34) was facing two counts of rape but walked free Monday for lack of evidence Monday. Musabayana is the second wife to the boy’s father. It is the State’s case that sometime in 2016,

Three Juveniles Arrested After Axing Soldier To Death

By Tonderai Saharo THREE Zaka siblings aged 15, 12, and 10 have been arrested after they axed a soldier who had allegedly attacked their mother during the night at their parents’ homestead. The minors handed themselves to the police soon after committing the offence. According to a leaked police internal memo, the incident happened on

Zimbabwe: 150 Cement Workers Confined To Plant Over Covid-19 Fears

Anadolu AT LEAST 150 workers at a Chinese company in Zimbabwe have not seen their families for five months after their employer forced them to remain at their plant out of fear that they would spread the coronavirus if they returned home, Zimbabwean local media reported Thursday. Officials at Diamond Cement, located near Kwekwe, a

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US Pours US$130m Into Food Security To Assist 500k Vulnerable Zimbabweans

By Staff Reporter THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has unveiled two new food security programmes, Takunda and Amalima Loko, worth US$130 million, aimed at ensuring food security for up to 490 000 vulnerable people. The five-year programmes will target Zimbabweans in drought-prone Matabeleland North, Masvingo, and Manicaland provinces. “These two new programmes

Mutare man runs over soldier in bar bust up

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL Mutare resident Pension Gwinyai is back in the limelight over another violence related crime, this time for running over a soldier with his car following a bar quarrel with the serviceman. The 52-year-old, also known as “Master Payee” in social circles within the eastern border city, has since appeared before magistrate

Tshabalala Residents ‘Buying Water’ From Community Borehole

By Robert Tapfumaneyi BULAWAYO: Residents in Tshabalala Extension high-density suburb are outraged against bullying by individuals who have taken control of local boreholes and demanding cash from them to access water. The individuals are camping daily at the borehole and are demanding US$1 for one to fill in six buckets of water. The situation is

Lamentations Of The Neglected Elderly

By Staff Reporter AT the age of 102 years Blante Jamba is one man who knows life now has very little left to give. But Jamba, even the little it ought to give appears to have been taken off, too, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Homeless, sickly, and almost entirely dependent on other people, Jamba

Binga man hangs self in game park over cheating wife

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A 44-year-old Binga man committed suicide by hanging in Chizarira National Park after he discovered that his wife was cheating on him with another man. Peter Ndebele (44) of Kamaziyo village under Chief Sinamagonde in Lusulu had a misunderstanding with his wife, Sinikiwe Muleya (32) at the couple’s homestead on Sunday

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Mary’s Meals feeds children facing hunger crisis in Zimbabwe

Oban Tiumes School feeding charity Mary’s Meals is reaching 6,000 desperately hungry children in the urban townships around Harare, Zimbabwe, as the Covid-19 pandemic creates immense challenges for highly vulnerable communities. The Damally-based charity, which feeds more than 1.6 million impoverished children around the world every school day, is working with Mavambo Orphan Care to

A new water connection in Guruve is helping citizens of the small town prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Trust Fund Investments In Zim Bear Fruit During Covid-19

World Bank FIVE years was the initial life span of the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF), the key instrument for financing the country’s development projects. But buoyed progress of the fund and the need to complete some critical reforms, ZIMREF was extended to December 2021, with support from both government and development partners. While there have

Zimbabwe seeks to slow exodus of doctors as economy collapses

Bloomberg Zimbabwe is seeking to tighten the rules on how a certificate which its doctors need in order to get work abroad is issued as medical professionals flee the country’s collapsing economy. The so-called “Certificate of Good Standing” issued by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe may now need prior approval by the

Traditional Chinese Medicine Center Opens At Parirenyatwa Hospital

Xinhua THE Zimbabwe-China Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture Center, the first of its kind to open in the country, was inaugurated Friday in the capital Harare. Speaking through a video conference platform at the official opening of the center at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Zimbabwe’s Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care