Zimbabwe turns 40, but with a collapsed health system

By Marshall Bwanya As Zimbabwe turns 40 today, doctors and other medical practitioners have bemoaned the collapsed state of the health sector in the country which they attribute to a deliberate lack of investment by government in the past decades. The health sector in Zimbabwe is hugely dependent on development partners, donors and foreign governments …

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Parirenyatwa begins routine COVID-19 tests for health professionals

By Staff Writer Parirenyatwa Hospital has begun testing for COVID-19 as the government rolls out its strategy to slow down the spread of the disease in the country. The Health Ministry today announced that the hospital will today start by testing medical staff before testing patients who are currently being treated at designated health centres …

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Stop travelling to China, stop shopping, stay in your country, MPs told

Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo has urged legislators to stop travelling to China for business or shopping until such a time when coronavirus has been contained. Legislators and politicians in Zimbabwe are fond of going to China for both shopping medical reasons, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga having spent many months there. Speaking …

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