Health – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:58:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Health – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Pay doctors, save lives: MDC http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/pay-doctors-save-lives-mdc/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/pay-doctors-save-lives-mdc/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:02:04 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202005

Nelson Chamisa’s MDC has said the government must quickly and effectively resolve the issue of medical practitioners’ welfare to avoid further crippling of the health delivery system and avoid loss of life.

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Zim’s hospitals crisis deepens http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/zims-hospitals-crisis-deepens/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/zims-hospitals-crisis-deepens/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:29:16 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201860 File picture of strike by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe several years ago

The crisis at the country’s public hospitals is worsening, after nurses said yesterday that they would start reporting for duty for three days a week due to Zimbabwe’s biting fuel shortages, as well as their outstanding working conditions demands.

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Opening of Joshua Nkomo hospital doubtful http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/04/opening-of-joshua-nkomo-hospital-doubtful/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/04/opening-of-joshua-nkomo-hospital-doubtful/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:50:17 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201785 Ekusileni Medical centre

The late vice president Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo’s family claims that it had found a potential investor for the Ekusileni hospital project but the taskforce managing the project turned down the offer.

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Zimbabwe doctors strike again for better pay as economy struggles http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/04/zimbabwe-doctors-strike-again-for-better-pay-as-economy-struggles/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/04/zimbabwe-doctors-strike-again-for-better-pay-as-economy-struggles/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:12:19 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201766 File picture of strike by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe several years ago

Things are going from bad to worse in Zimbabwe - with yesterday's devastating strike by doctors at the country's public hospitals being the latest problem to confront President Emmerson Mnangagwa's beleaguered government.

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Make abortion safe: NGO http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/03/make-abortion-safe-ngo/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/03/make-abortion-safe-ngo/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2018 04:29:04 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201555

There is need to broaden circumstances under which abortion is permitted and to ensure the availability of safe, legal abortion services, as well as post-abortion care to reduce clandestine and unsafe procedures.

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Doctors threaten crippling strike http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/02/doctors-threaten-crippling-strike/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/02/doctors-threaten-crippling-strike/#comments Sun, 02 Dec 2018 14:50:46 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201531 File picture of strike by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe several years ago

Doctors threaten crippling strikeDoctors have threatened to unfurl a crippling strike citing unfavourable economic conditions that have virtually wiped off their salaries.

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Hopewell Chin’ono: World Aids Day a time to remember how the economy is linked to HIV and Aids http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/01/hopewell-chinono-world-aids-day-a-time-to-remember-how-the-economy-is-linked-to-hiv-and-aids/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/01/hopewell-chinono-world-aids-day-a-time-to-remember-how-the-economy-is-linked-to-hiv-and-aids/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2018 16:05:15 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201405 Hopewell Chin'ono

By Hopewell Chin’ono

Today is World AIDS Day, a time when we should all reflect on the titanic battle fought to keep this menace at bay from wiping us off the face of the earth.

Eleven years ago, I made the multi-award winning documentary film, Pain in My Heart, which looked at the lives of two HIV and AIDS carriers.

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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/01/ebola-outbreak-in-dr-congo-now-second-worst-in-history/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/01/ebola-outbreak-in-dr-congo-now-second-worst-in-history/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:00:10 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201339 Health workers have been vaccinating people against Ebola to prevent the spread of the virus

The UN's global health body says the Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second-biggest ever recorded.

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Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo’s fight against Ebola http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/30/gunfire-threats-and-curfews-slow-congos-fight-against-ebola/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/30/gunfire-threats-and-curfews-slow-congos-fight-against-ebola/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:22:08 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201295 A Congolese health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo

When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes.

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Gweru warns against drinking borehole water http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/30/gweru-warns-against-drinking-borehole-water/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/30/gweru-warns-against-drinking-borehole-water/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:00:17 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201292 Nketa residents affected by water cuts queue to fetch the precious liquid from a borehole yesterday

Residents in some parts of Mkoba suburb in Gweru have been warned against drinking borehole water after traces of the Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria were found in some boreholes.

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Two more die of cholera in Mt Darwin http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/29/two-more-die-of-cholera-in-mt-darwin/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/29/two-more-die-of-cholera-in-mt-darwin/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:04:36 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201161 A nurse takes care of a cholera patient during a visit of Zimbabwe Minister of Health, at the cholera treatment centre of the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital, in Harare, on September 11, 2018. At least 18 people have died over the past week in the Zimbabwe capital Harare and scores fallen ill after a cholera and typhoid outbreak in some areas, authorities said on September 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

The cholera outbreak in Mt Darwin claimed two more lives on Wednesday evening, bringing the number of people that have died from the disease so far to four, with the cases rising to 79.

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Botched surgery costs hospital US$27 000 http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/28/botched-surgery-costs-hospital-us27-000/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/28/botched-surgery-costs-hospital-us27-000/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 03:39:21 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201044 Parirenyatwa Hospital

Negligence by doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals which resulted in a patient suffering a bile leak has proved costly after the High Court ordered the public institution to pay damages amounting to US$27 890 in expenses plus R252 546.

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Zim records 250 new HIV infections weekly http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/27/zim-records-250-new-hiv-infections-weekly/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/27/zim-records-250-new-hiv-infections-weekly/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2018 03:22:44 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=200980 hiv

Zimbabwe is recording 250 new HIV infections weekly said to be fuelled mostly by adolescent girls, a development which may hinder progress towards ending Aids by 2030.

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Joshua Nkomo legacy hospital is still to open http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/26/joshua-nkomo-legacy-hospital-is-still-to-open/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/26/joshua-nkomo-legacy-hospital-is-still-to-open/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:56:50 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=200904 Ekusileni Medical centre

Some of the wishes of the late vice president Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo are finding no takers as witnessed by the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo which has been lying idle for the past 17 years.

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‘Public selection of student nurses’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/25/public-selection-of-student-nurses/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/11/25/public-selection-of-student-nurses/#comments Sun, 25 Nov 2018 06:16:57 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=200783 Shocking recruitment 'corruption' at Gwanda School of Nursing

In a historic development for the nursing profession, Harare Central Hospital has adopted public selection of student nurses as a way of improving transparency and dealing with corruption in the recruitment process.

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