Johannes Marisa

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SA should stop harassing foreigners

Limpopo province Member of the Executive Council, Phophi Ramathuba berating a defenceless Zimbabwean patient admitted at Bela Bela Hospital.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 1, 2022

Health talk: Animal bites can be very fatal

Worldwide, about 5 million people are bitten by snakes every year, the majority of whom are from Africa and South-East Asia.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 4, 2022

Take your child for measles vaccination

The exercise is supposed to end this Saturday and so far, about 623 810 children have been vaccinated.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 8, 2022

Opinion: Corruption a threat to viability of health systems

Corruption has been talked about in many countries, but the scourge is threatening to decapitate the world, especially developing countries.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 15, 2022

Health talk: Zim health system grapples with corruption

Researchers estimate that about $455 billion of the $7.35 trillion dollars spent on health care annually is lost to fraud and corruption.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 17, 2022

Transport ministry can do better on Mbudzi Interchange

It is a pity that motorists are going to be in movement anguish for the next 18 good months while the interchange is being constructed.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 22, 2022

Health talk: Menopause can cause misery in women

Radiation therapy only affects ovarian function if radiation is directed at the ovaries.
By Johannes Marisa Sep. 25, 2022

Health talk: Unnecessary interference frustrating private medical sector

There are too many illogical rules that are thrown into the medical fray.
By Johannes Marisa Oct. 9, 2022

Opinion: Unnecessary refereeing frustrating the private medical sector

Many practitioners have failed to take off and the tribulations have overshadowed the bright light.
By Johannes Marisa Oct. 13, 2022

PSMI management to blame for health service collapse

Corruption has grounded life-saving entities that had potential to lift the national flag higher
By Johannes Marisa Oct. 20, 2022

Opinion: GZU School of Medicine should improve health service in Masvingo

The Ministry of Health and Child Care now faces a massive task to upgrade the available hospitals as they are now set to become teaching hospitals.
By Johannes Marisa Oct. 27, 2022

Health talk: GZU School of Medicine boon for Masvingo

Everyone who has passed through University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine appreciates the diligence that Professor Mufunda exhibit
By Johannes Marisa Oct. 30, 2022

Law enforcement agents, MCAZ should diligently work to curtail drug abuse

Law enforcement agents should work tirelessly to destroy the drug networks.
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 3, 2022

Health talk: Breast cancer hitting hard

There are available treatments for breast cancer but depending on the stage. Some of the following treatment modalities are under use today:
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 6, 2022

Strengthening private health service should also be seriously considered

If the country is to outcompete other African countries on health service delivery, a strong primary healthcare should be established.
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 10, 2022

I hope COVID-19 does not frustrate 2022 festivities

Why are some people still shunning vaccinations yet the previous pandemics disappeared after massive vaccination campaigns?
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 17, 2022

Health talk: Always remember Covid-19 is still around

Many people lost their lives and the void left was an insurmountable task to fill.
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 20, 2022

Land offer to medical practitioners welcome

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangangwa last week offered free land to medical professionals for construction of health centres.
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 24, 2022

Health talk: Oedema: An emerging diagnostic dilemma

Oedema occurs when tiny blood vessels in the body (capillaries) leak fluid. The fluid builds up in surrounding tissues causing swelling.
By Johannes Marisa Nov. 27, 2022

2023 health budget should satisfy key areas

There is no doubt that many hospitals have obsolete equipment and they are also in dire need of essential drugs.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 1, 2022

Effective courts, police critical in fighting drug abuse

The World Health Organisation estimates that in 2019, about 180 000 people lost their precious lives directly due to drug use disorders
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 8, 2022

Health talk: Effective courts, police should work to curtail drug abuse

Let us all flex our hands to annihilate drug abuse. Tomorrow it is your child who will be accused of rape, theft or murder because of drug abuse!
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 11, 2022

Public health institutions have potential to deliver

Government should urgently consider such areas if universal health coverage is to be talked about.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 15, 2022

Zim deserves better healthcare system in 2023

The year 2022 saw the Government of Zimbabwe opening many healthcare facilities that have potential to serve as many people as possible.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 18, 2022

Power outages hinder robust health service delivery

The low water level in Kariba Dam was pinpointed as one of the causes of inadequate power generation at the hydropower station.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 22, 2022

Electricity is critical for better health system

The demand for electricity has generally increased in the last 20 years due to the growing  population, increased industrial activity, modern farming against an almost stagnant supply.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 25, 2022

We can improve health service delivery in 2023: Here is how

Lockdowns were lifted as the pandemic showed signs of regression as evidenced by incidence rate, prevalence, morbidity, case fatality rate and mortality.
By Johannes Marisa Dec. 30, 2022

Be wary of COVID-19 strike in China

Social media reports are emerging of congested health institutions which seem to be getting overwhelmed with multiple cases.
By Johannes Marisa Jan. 5, 2023

Health Talk: Be alert about Covid-19 strike in China, US

The situation is not pleasing as the worry for another serious outbreak continues to grow. Covid-19 mutations are occurring at supersonic speed compared to other viruses.
By Johannes Marisa Jan. 8, 2023

Opinion: Health ministry should stand with remaining health personnel

There are many issues which I think the Ministry of Health and Child Care should consider in its endeavour to deliver good health services, if we are to achieve universal health coverage.
By Johannes Marisa Jan. 12, 2023