Maternal mortality continues to fall

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor The government’s free maternal health policy and strategies to improve access to health care in the country are bearing fruit in the wake of revelations…

Government seized with improving health system

By Lisa Masuku MATABELELAND North has become the latest province to benefit from the Second Republic’s efforts to improve the health delivery system after receiving five ambulances this Monday. Speaking…

Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak after patient dies

ALJAZEERA – An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Uganda after health authorities confirmed a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain, the government and the World Health Organization…

Zimbabwe’s life expectancy increases to 65

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor Zimbabwe’s life expectancy has increased to 65 years from 45 years recorded in 2002, according to the 2022 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Results on…

Stoneridge Health Centre delivering top class health services

Stoneridge Health Centre delivering top class health services By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor RESIDENTS of Stoneridge and surrounding areas have commended the government for delivering on its promise of ensuring…

Helping Chipinge children survive Cyclone Idai trauma

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor MORE than three years after the devastating Cyclone Idai hit the eastern parts of Zimbabwe, some children, who lost their parents in the floods, are…

Govt concerned by the huge shortfalls for patients at points of care

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor GOVERNMENT is working towards ensuring patients on medical aid get access to health services without paying excessive shortfalls as it moves in to guarantee universal…

Children bear the brunt of dysfunctional families

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor AS parents face challenges ranging from divorce and death to professional matters, children are the most affected often times than not, resulting in them suffering…

Govt and UNICEF develop new module on mental health for children and adolescents

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor CHILD protection organisations have been challenged to take mental health awareness programmes to rural communities to facilitate appropriate interventions. Just like their urban counterparts, children…

‘Early diagnosis, adherence to treatment critical in the fight against drug-resistant TB’

By Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor The new TB treatment regimen which was introduced in Zimbabwe in 2019 has been attributed to the decline in TB cases as more patients adhere…