THE central bank this week allocated US$6.7 million to the local pharmaceutical industry for crucial imports, but the amount falls far short of requirements. Many pharmacies closed shop following the market turmoil triggered last week by pronouncements on currency and...
In 2008 and 2009, as Zimbabwe’s worst cholera outbreak was ravaging the country, leaving over 4,000 people dead, donors helped revive the collapsing public health system by paying medical professionals’ salaries. A decade later,...
Minister of Health and Child Care, Obadiah Moyo, held a press conference late Monday afternoon to update the country on COVID-19, hours after neighbouring South Africa confirmed its 62nd case. Here are the...
By Washington Samukange and Chancelar Kafere The current global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in over 80 000 deaths worldwide. There is no specific treatment, outside of supportive care, that has...
Old Mutual Zimbabwe is to provide Z$2 billion worth of life cover to health workers on the frontline of the coronavirus fight, the country’s largest insurer says.   CEO Sam Matsekete said Old Mutual...
Zimbabwe will use GeneXpert machines, normally used to diagnose tuberculosis, to conduct rapid tests for the novel coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Sunday. The country, which has 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three...
The COVID-19 pandemic will drive sub Saharan Africa into its first recession in 25 years, a World Bank paper says, but the region’s ‘copycat’ responses, which include lockdowns as well as some monetary and fiscal measures are...
Five years after filing for judicial management, Medical Air Rescue Service (Mars) is now seeking a new investor to take up a 60 percent stake and revive what was once one of the country’s biggest private emergency medical services...
The capital’s main COVID-19 treatment centre does not have intensive care unit (ICU) personnel to manage critically ill patients, a City of Harare epidemiology report has revealed. Harare’s 12 active coronavirus cases are the...
ZIMBABWE’S government is considering oral cholera vaccines as the death toll bacterial diarrhoeal disease continues to rise, reaching 24 deaths by Wednesday, according to the World Health Organisation. The country is experiencing its third major cholera episode since 1998, with...
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