Zanu PF bigwigs a disgrace: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says Zanu PF bigwigs that are seeking medical attention in foreign countries have no shame and are a disgrace to both themselves and the country. The country’s health sector has largely been left in the hands of development partners and the donor community who literary finance […]

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Updates: Morgan Tsvangirai Critically ill

  Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai critically ill in South Africa: party source The 65-year-old has been in and out of hospital since disclosing in June 2016 that he had colon cancer. He returned to Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa for his latest round of treatment in early January. “From the medical report that I received yesterday the situation is not looking good. He is critically ill and …

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Jumbo Mine residents angry with Dinha

By Wisdom Mumera Jumbo Mine (Mazowe North) residents are angry with their legislator Martin Dinha whom they accuse of focusing on politics while ignoring their water challenges. The area is experiencing acute water shortages to the extent that the installed borehole is failing to cope with demand for water from the residents. In an interview, Annabelle Sithole a resident in the area said what angers …

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Inconsistent laws: Adolescent girls living in danger

By Watmore Makokoba Amnesty International says the inconsistencies in Zimbabwean laws are putting the lives of adolescent girls under threat from such diseases as HIV/Aids and even unwanted pregnancies. The human rights watchdog said the country’s laws have created confusion as to whether people below the age of 18 need parental consent to access sexual health services. Although the constitution and the 2016 ConCourt judgment …

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ALERT!!! Cholera might be in Harare already

By Pretty Chavango  Government has urged people in Harare and other towns to be on high alert for cholera as people from various areas who attended a funeral in Chegutu might have been infected by the Cholera. Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa told the media that there is a possibility that cholera might be spread through those people who attended a funeral in Chegutu adding …

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ALERT!!! Cholera might be in Harare already

By Pretty Chavango  Government has urged people in Harare and other towns to be on high alert for cholera as people from various areas who attended a funeral in Chegutu might have been infected by the Cholera. Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa told the media that there is a possibility that cholera might be spread through those people who attended a funeral in Chegutu adding …

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US$500m boost for health sector

By Wisdom Mumera  Global Fund has extended a US$500 million grant to the government of Zimbabwe for the HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria programs. The grant whose programs will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC, UNDP and the National Aids Council (NAC) comes at a time when Parliamentarians are threatening to sabotage the country’s 2018 budget if the health sector is …

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Increase health funding or we sabortage budget: MPs

By Pretty Chavango Legislators have told Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa to to at least double the budget allocation for health or risk having his proposed 2018 national budget rejected. The health sector was allocated about US$408 million from the the budget in 2018 against a proposal of at least US$1.3 billion. Zimbabwe’s health sector is facing various challenges that range from operation, …

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Parliament neglecting local authorities: CHRA

By Wisdom Mumera Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) executive director Mfundo Mlilo has accused Parliament of neglecting its oversight role over local authorities which resulted in most of them abusing public resources. Most local authorities have been accused of awarding heft salaries to their executives at the expense of service delivery and some of the officials have been engaging in various illegal activities. Speaking at …

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