Health & Fitness

Repealing the ACA without a Replacement — The Risks to American Health Care

28th January 2017 Staff Reporter 18

Health care policy often shifts when the country’s leadership changes. That was true when I took office, and it will likely be true with President-elect Donald Trump. I am proud that my administration’s work, through […]

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Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals

27th January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

HARARE – Government must suspend the health sector recruitment freeze as hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said. In 2011, authorities imposed a recruitment freeze at State health facilities across the […]

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Zimbabwe has two weeks of drugs left – Doctors

14th January 2017 Staff Reporter 1

THE Zimbabwe Medical association (ZIMA) says information from pharmaceutical wholesalers indicates an impending serious shortage of essential drugs due to delayed remittance of international payments by the central bank. According to the association, drugs affected […]

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Zimbabwe bans street food over typhoid, cholera fears

6th January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

Zimbabwe has banned street food vendors in the capital Harare after a typhoid outbreak blamed on poor sanitation and erratic water supplies. Portia Managazira, director for epidemiology and disease control in the health ministry, told […]

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Bill Gates Warns World ‘Vulnerable’ to Deadly Epidemic in Next Decade

3rd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

LONDON — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Friday that the world was vulnerable to a deadly epidemic of an illness like flu, with the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks underlining weaknesses in global efforts to […]

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Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With ‘Friendship Benches’

3rd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

LONDON — Doctors estimate one in four Zimbabweans battles depression or anxiety, but there are just 12 psychiatrists treating the entire population of 14 million. “We cannot possibly go the route of training psychiatrists and psychologists […]

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