David Parirenyatwa

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David Parirenyatwa told : “We need to have our own way of innovating and not importing so that we can make our own oxygen in the country. This is something that the new dispensation will look at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We might have an outbreak of typhoid or cholera,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The only thing that we can do is call attention to this emergency in the health system. Once you don’t have enough water, you know that impacts on sanitation, and if it impacts on sanitation you’re already inviting communicable diseases,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told : “We know that there was a patient who died here (BRIDH) and we are also investigating some community deaths of four people that we suspect could have succumbed to the disease,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Anybody who suspects that they have diarrhoea or vomiting should report to their nearest clinic and be treated for free,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I am not going to comment,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I am not going to comment,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to know what measures you have put in place to ensure we have food and nutrition security," External link

allafrica Monday, December 10, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We need to know what measures you have put in place to ensure we have food and nutrition security,” External link

herald Monday, December 10, 2018 4:05:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Centre ) : "I can confirm that we lost Dr Stamps in the afternoon at Borrowdale Trauma Centre," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 27, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa stated : "our country needs between 7 000 and 8 000 nurses" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 13, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa added : "Lessons can be taken from other countries on how this can be done safely with support from Government and other partners and also through improved operational efficiency. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Today, doctors have screened over 150 people and 23 of them have been confirmed to have the disease, and they have been referred to Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospitals," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "What we have been able to do is to put up a levy, an Aids levy, where we take three percent of the taxable income of every worker. We put it into an Aids levy, but we know that Aids is very related now to cancers so we are now using that Aids levy also for cancers, especially for drug treatment and diagnostics," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "When I got here, I was a bit unhappy as I was told that the DMX accelerator, the one used for radiotherapy is no longer working. When I asked the chief executive officer, he said one part broke down and that $63 000 is needed to fix it," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Nac has that role to mobilise communities and rally the nation in responding to HIV and cancer and therefore avoid the temptation to burden our people with new taxes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 25, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are happy that despite resource constraints we still produce more midwives to help curb maternal mortality. We would like to appreciate efforts by all mission hospitals in complementing Government," "We hope the midwives will maintain professionalism so that we curb our maternal mortality which is still a cause for concern" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Finally, we are hoping to recruit 102 specialists to go into mostly our provincial hospitals and of course, some will come to central hospitals. What we are trying to do is to say every provincial hospital should have at least five specialist doctors. At the moment, provincial hospitals have at least one or two specialists," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Cuba has managed to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child while we still have a 5,4 percent which is a good figure. We want to go and learn how they did it," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Finally, we are hoping to recruit 102 specialists to go into mostly our provincial hospitals and of course, some will come to central hospitals. What we are trying to do is to say every provincial hospital should have at least five specialist doctors. At the moment, provincial hospitals have at least one or two specialists," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Cuba has managed to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child while we still have a 5,4 percent which is a good figure. We want to go and learn how they did it," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Preliminarily blood tests were okay but I cannot confirm anything further than that because this is personal. The appropriate medical investigations will be done as well in terms of blood, stool, urine and so forth,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I must say it is not talked about very much and so our population do not know much about it and I think we need to have a very vigorous exercise to educate our people about Post-Exposure and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “What usually happens is you put up a bill or a draft and you go to Cabinet and you tell your colleagues that you want to put up this regulatory authority and you ask them what do you think and you tell them the principles, and we did that and Cabinet accepted. The next stage of that is to put up the actual draft and have consultations,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is really to give an update to the nation about the state of . . . Mnangagwa. What I would like to say is that he is much improved. In fact, I just spoke with him - he is jovial and he is well but he requested that we send him to his doctors in South Africa where he is now," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is really to give an update to the nation about the state of . . . Mnangagwa. What I would like to say is that he is much improved. In fact, I just spoke with him - he is jovial and he is well but he requested that we send him to his doctors in South Africa where he is now," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Natpharm is now beginning to be on its feet and we are pleased with that because it reflects towards provision of more medicines and drugs to our institutions and for the first time, we are going to see that improvement happening in the next few weeks," "All national medicines, generally that were in short supply, would improve, including drugs for cancer" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have put up a committee to look at our needs in the health sector related to drugs and equipment, but for now, we are going straight into drugs then perhaps other smaller equipments so that there is no shortage of say, a high blood pressure machine or a thermometer," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Natpharm is now beginning to be on its feet and we are pleased with that because it reflects towards provision of more medicines and drugs to our institutions and for the first time, we are going to see that improvement happening in the next few weeks," "All national medicines, generally that were in short supply, would improve, including drugs for cancer" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have put up a committee to look at our needs in the health sector related to drugs and equipment, but for now, we are going straight into drugs then perhaps other smaller equipments so that there is no shortage of say, a high blood pressure machine or a thermometer," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are now aware that 35 percent of our people are on second line drugs which means there is some resistance. It is, however, not always resistance that they are put on second line, sometimes you just react to the first line drugs," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to continue educating our people that if you are on ARVs, take them religiously otherwise you foster resistance," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It is my plea once again that we be given sufficient funding so that we are able to buy medication,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have been negotiating with the ministry of Finance for posts since November and so we have been offered 250 posts for doctors and 2 000 posts for nurses. This is a welcome move. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "As a county there is need to find sources of new infections and close that tape. There is need to involve young people and even reach those who are in tertiary institutions as the use of alcohol and drugs are fuelling the spread of HIV," External link

zbc Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are very keen that patients are not compromised. I always try hard to look at the interests of all our doctors so that patients' welfare is not jeopardised," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:42:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are very keen that patients are not compromised. I always try hard to look at the interests of all our doctors so that patients' welfare is not jeopardised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I am always happy to meet and discuss with my doctors and discuss with them and see what best we can do without compromising the health of our patients. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 13, 2017 10:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The health sector should be a no go area in terms of job freezes. We still need more doctors, we still need more nurses in our health facilities,” External link

herald Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There are those who say we are in low density suburbs; we have discovered 95 percent of the boreholes in low density areas are contaminated,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We will not be able to get rid of typhoid or cholera or diarrheal diseases as long as we have conditions like these ones. Even if I say, 'Every hospital in this country, stop treating anything else except typhoid or cholera,' we still do not have a solution. The solution is that we still need hygienic conditions in this country, particularly here in Harare. The filth that is there. The worms that are breeding on top and under the cabbages that are sold, and the sewage that is flowing is just a shocking, a deplorable state.... As long as you do not clean this, you will not get rid of typhoid,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We will not be able to get rid of typhoid or cholera or diarrheal diseases as long as we have conditions like these ones. Even if I say, 'Every hospital in this country, stop treating anything else except typhoid or cholera,' we still do not have a solution. The solution is that we still need hygienic conditions in this country, particularly here in Harare. The filth that is there. The worms that are breeding on top and under the cabbages that are sold, and the sewage that is flowing is just a shocking, a deplorable state.... As long as you do not clean this, you will not get rid of typhoid,” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “When we had cholera, I called the partners and other countries came out. Yes, with typhoid we will welcome partners, particularly the usual partners like UNICEF, MSF and others,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Typhoid is purely caused by poor hygienic practices and, no matter what we do as a ministry, if the issues (erratic water supplies, poor sewer management and infrequent garbage collection) are not addressed we fail," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This theme therefore seeks to solidify the thrust of the previous themes, which are aligned to HIV prevention,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I expect that the highest budget allowance allocation will come to health,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There are some human resources for health challenges facing the health sector in the country presently among which are inadequate numbers of practising radiographers. There are less than 300 radiographers," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "For the first time, patients in rural areas can be tested for HIV viral load at the point-of-care and know their status within two hours," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Government has made a concerted effort to achieve the 90-90-90 goal as set out by UNAIDS. In order to achieve these ambitious targets, 60 percent of HIV viral load testing will need to be carried out at point-of-care. Consequently, the successful implementation of SAMBA in Zimbabwe will play an important role considering the reduced costs of SAMBA machines," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water it affectssanitation and, once you have poor sanitation, you are already inviting water-borne diseases," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water, it impacts on sanitation and once you have poor sanitation you are already inviting water-borne diseases," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I understand from the Ministry of Water that if we continue to sink more boreholes, the water table is also depleted even more. We just hope that there would be rains soon and when we finally receive the rains, please do not drink water from shallow wells and treat water from unprotected sources at the point of use," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water, it impacts on sanitation and once you have poor sanitation you are already inviting water-borne diseases,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I understand from the Ministry of Water that if we continue to sink more boreholes, the water table is also depleted even more. We just hope that there would be rains soon and when we finally receive the rains, please do not drink water from shallow wells and treat water from unprotected sources at the point of use,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Our people must also be very alert as much as possible. If the water is suspicious let us boil it at the point of use,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

allafrica Monday, October 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 10, 2016 3:27:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It is important to mention that now we are going into the rainy season, that’s when we have the outbreaks of cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea because water is going to flow and scoop all the dirt which, some of it, goes into the shallow wells in the cities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to be able to finance our health system. We cannot be judged as a nation that cannot put money into our health care system," External link

zbc Friday, September 23, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "the beneficiaries will be the patients" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 16, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "the beneficiaries will be the patients" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 16, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Effective programming has to target these key groups," External link

allafrica Monday, September 12, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We want to end TB and HIV by 2030 and those resources will go a long way,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Consultations will begin in the next two or three weeks as we move to ensure all stakeholders can contribute and shape the Bill for everyone's appreciation," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "While most public hospitals are unable to meet some very basic health delivery needs, Chitungwiza Hospital has been able to despite operating in the same difficult environment as everyone else," "It offers an excellent service and open new units with its most recent project being the kidney transplant operations, which have not been carried out in Zimbabwe for many years, but are due to commence later this year" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The impression given from various media reports over the last months is that health funders and service providers, particularly doctors are constantly at each other's throats rather than being partners in the care of their patients and members," "That cannot be good for either and is certainly not good for the patient whose welfare should always be uppermost in our minds" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Treasury has responded positively to our plea. We have already received the letter to say that we can now buy drugs through Treasury Bills. It is now a question of these companies doing the purchases," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The latest on the medical aid societies is that we want to put forward a Bill, to allow for an authority, because the ministry cannot handle it. It has to be an authority and that Bill, would enable that,” “Yesterday (Wednesday), VaGwinji (ministry of Health and Child Care permanent secretary) was there to try and put the Bill together so that it goes to the AG’s Office” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “So, we are giving them a chance to be centre of excellence in kidney transplant in this country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We look forward to see Cote D'Ivoire successfully hosting ICASA 2017 and we have confidence that they are going to do it," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "After ICASA we are now spearheading the forth 90; we have added another 90. We will not win this war unless we stop new infections. We can only do that very aptly if we imply prevention methodologies. So that is what we are now pushing," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Association ) : "The ministry applauds Zimbabwe Diabetes Association efforts on teaching people about diabetes through music. I also encourage other artistes in various categories to do the same in educating people about the disease," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We look forward to see Cote D'Ivoire successfully hosting ICASA 2017 and we have confidence that they are going to do it," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "After ICASA we are now spearheading the forth 90; we have added another 90. We will not win this war unless we stop new infections. We can only do that very aptly if we imply prevention methodologies. So that is what we are now pushing," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are saying let’s continue to concentrate on treatment but, at the element of prevention in a very strong manner and we are saying we want to revitalise the issue of prevention to make it more alive,” External link

herald Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There is no 90 for prevention, so Zimbabwe is saying add another 90 which makes it 90-90-90-90, and to do that, we need to close the new infections. That is why our slogan is, close the tap of new infections,” External link

herald Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are saying if we are to win the war, let us close the tap for new infections. No matter how much we invest in all the other three 90s, as long as we continue to have new infections we might not end Aids by 2030 so we need to embrace the fourth 90," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Our message is 'let us close the tap of new HIV infections for us to win the war against HIV'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Our message is 'let us close the tap of new HIV infections for us to win the war against HIV'," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We should encourage it as a country. And we need to make it work parallel with science,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 8, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are still negotiating and we hope soon we will get not only a solution but a lasting solution," External link

allafrica Friday, July 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are still negotiating and we hope soon we will get not only a solution but a lasting solution,” External link

herald Friday, July 1, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "ZIMPHIA will give us a true picture of the burden of HIV in the country and I hope it will confirm a lower figure of HIV prevalence currently estimated to be at 15 percent," External link

zbc Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This was only brought to the attention of the ministry through the question from Parliament,” External link

herald Monday, June 27, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “One of the things we spoke about was how our own fiscus should be able to provide a solid base into health funding, the private sector and then donors and funders are the last option because they can opt out anytime,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Through collaborations such as this one, Government is finding creative and innovative ways of increasing access to quality healthcare services for our population. We look forward to more such collaborations between non-governmental organisations and Government institutions,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Children with hearing loss are prone to loneliness, social isolation, stigma and discrimination, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. This results in a poor quality of life, and decreased employability later in life,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "So I think you are right. It is very painful for us and particularly for some of us in the Ministry to send a patient to India to get a prostatectomy done when it can be done here. We can remove a prostate here but we are sending people to have a prostate removed in India, which is much more expensive," "Therefore we are saying to ourselves let us just resource our health services a bit more, get personnel who can work in those institutions and are adequately remunerated. We can then be able to say to ourselves we can do more services to our people. You are right, the cost structure in the country is very high" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 24, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "So I think you are right. It is very painful for us and particularly for some of us in the Ministry to send a patient to India to get a prostatectomy done when it can be done here. We can remove a prostate here but we are sending people to have a prostate removed in India, which is much more expensive," "Therefore we are saying to ourselves let us just resource our health services a bit more, get personnel who can work in those institutions and are adequately remunerated. We can then be able to say to ourselves we can do more services to our people. You are right, the cost structure in the country is very high" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about House ) : "Some basic medication should be readily available once a prescription has been made by a doctor. We are having challenges in that regard. It is our plea that this August House should be constantly clamouring for the Ministry of Health and Child Care's budget to be bigger," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 24, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about House ) : "Some basic medication should be readily available once a prescription has been made by a doctor. We are having challenges in that regard. It is our plea that this August House should be constantly clamouring for the Ministry of Health and Child Care's budget to be bigger," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The Ministry is aware of the shortages of nurses in rural health centres and clinics. The shortages arise from the underlined reasons that the rural health centres and clinics with vacant and frozen posts, these posts cannot be filled as they are affected by the policy on the freeze of vacant posts," "The majority of these posts are grant aided posts in mission and council health facilities. The Ministry continues to engage the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development over the matter" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Both the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the South Sudanese Embassy are not aware of the advert in the media inviting State Registered Nurses to seek employment in South Sudan," "This was only brought to the attention of the Ministry through the question from Parliament. If there are any advertisements to be done, this will have to be discussed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Health Services Board, guided by consultations at the appropriate levels. Work is still in progress on a Government to Government agreement with the South Sudanese Government on a bilateral agreement on export of health workers" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) is concerned that doctors are being tracked by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) over non-payment of tax on claims that are yet to be honoured by medical aid societies and Finance Minister Cde Patrick Chinamasa has been appraised of the situation," External link

zbc Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Tendai Biti ) : "The targeted approach started with the Inclusive Government in the 2012 period. The Minister of Finance Tendai Biti would select the hospitals to allocate funds. This resulted in Mnene Mission Hospital being given the amount it was allocated. The targeted approach is giving us problems even up to date and we're in the process of resolving the mess it caused to our health sector," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Tendai Biti ) : "The targeted approach started with the Inclusive Government in the 2012 period. The Minister of Finance Tendai Biti would select the hospitals to allocate funds. This resulted in Mnene Mission Hospital being given the amount it was allocated. The targeted approach is giving us problems even up to date and we're in the process of resolving the mess it caused to our health sector," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “What is important to note is that the Zika virus comes in through the mosquito, and fortunately the mosquito that is here, does not transmit the Zika virus. But we cannot rule it out because along our borders with Mozambique that species are there. The idea is always to spray indoors,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told ( about Pope Francis ) : “It was brief, just shaking hands and saying what I said. I said to the Pope please can you pray for my country and my president and the people of Zimbabwe, and he smiled very broadly and said I will do this and I passed on,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need 800 more pharmacy technicians to be able to offer quality health care service to all Zimbabweans from their local clinics," External link

allafrica Monday, June 6, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp," "The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp,” “The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:18:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It should have a vision and be involved in researching traditional medicine,” External link

herald Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:51:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa noted : "It is important to note that malaria is not just a health issue, but a socio-economic one as well. Malaria has a direct impact on a country's human resources. Not only does it result in loss of life and loss of productivity, due to illness and premature death, it also affects children's school attendance and social development through both absenteeism and permanent neurological damages associated with severe episodes of the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Right now I am in Japan but I was informed of the Peterhouse case. I am waiting for the full report of what is going on at the school," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:41:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Right now I am in Japan but I was informed of the Peterhouse case. I am waiting for the full report of what is going on at the school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told ( about Matabeleland South ) : “You know our borders, this side people will be playing soccer and half the pitch is in Mozambique; cattle grazing in Mozambique but owners’ homesteads are in Zimbabwe. That link is so much and worries us especially in Masvingo, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central and Manicaland, sometimes Matabeleland South provinces as well,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There was one case in Chiredzi, which has since been well contained,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2015 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are in the rainy season, Zimbabweans have to improve on their sanitation and cholera is also being passed through boarders. Areas that are affected are Mudzi, Chirundu and Chipinge,” External link

herald Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:03:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I will expect you to look at the radiotherapy centre as the region is crying for cancer treatment and I expect that Mpilo will build another hospital with this new board," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about David Parirenyatwa ) : "There is a problem between private institutions such as West End, St Annes, Avenues and public institutions such as Parirenyatwa, Harare and Chitungwiza hospitals in terms of referring patients," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have given them criteria of what to look at and told them I want a report in two weeks time," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Yes, the body was sealed and we do not open sealed bodies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 5, 2015 4:28:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Through the Abstinence, Being faithful and Consistent use of condoms (ABC) approach we embarked on since the coming of HIV, there has been a steady decline from around 30 per cent in the 1990s to about 15 per cent in 2014. Modelling shows that this will continue to decline slowly to just below 10 per cent by 2025 with the current interventions," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:17:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "It will result in 220,000 new infections averted and net savings of nearly US$1.1 billion from the resultant costs of care," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:17:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The business unusual approach means that we all have to change the approach we have always had, to think and plan more creatively than we have done in the past, and to act in a manner that is consistent with an emergency mode of operations in order to reach all men who would like to access circumcision services,” “It, therefore, requires that an unprecedented approach to mobilising men and boys be employed, that services be made available at all times and at places that are not necessarily traditional and in a manner that appeals yet also guards against complacency of actions following circumcision” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 5:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “May I also add a word of caution to all males who undergo circumcision that while this is a very important intervention, it is only partially protective and, therefore, there is need to continue to use other HIV prevention methods as well such as abstinence, faithfulness to one sexual partner, HIV testing and condom use, among others,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 5:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We continue to miss TB cases because of stigma and lack of awareness in the community and limitations in access to health services as well as the quality of health services,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:36:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “As a government what we have done today is to launch that implementation policy, from which then derives what activities we will do. One of them is to look at the human resources, how many there are now, that’s a big issue. The next issue is look at what are going to do to prevent more mental illness or mental disorders,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:10:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “As a government what we have done today is to launch that implementation policy, from which then derives what activities we will do. One of them is to look at the human resources, how many there are now, that’s a big issue. The next issue is look at what are going to do to prevent more mental illness or mental disorders,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:28:00 AM EAT



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minister33.25%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
Minister17.02%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
home affairs minister1.05%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
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David Parirenyatwa told : “We need to have our own way of innovating and not importing so that we can make our own oxygen in the country. This is something that the new dispensation will look at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We might have an outbreak of typhoid or cholera,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The only thing that we can do is call attention to this emergency in the health system. Once you don’t have enough water, you know that impacts on sanitation, and if it impacts on sanitation you’re already inviting communicable diseases,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told : “We know that there was a patient who died here (BRIDH) and we are also investigating some community deaths of four people that we suspect could have succumbed to the disease,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Anybody who suspects that they have diarrhoea or vomiting should report to their nearest clinic and be treated for free,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I am not going to comment,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I am not going to comment,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to know what measures you have put in place to ensure we have food and nutrition security," External link

allafrica Monday, December 10, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We need to know what measures you have put in place to ensure we have food and nutrition security,” External link

herald Monday, December 10, 2018 4:05:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Centre ) : "I can confirm that we lost Dr Stamps in the afternoon at Borrowdale Trauma Centre," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 27, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa stated : "our country needs between 7 000 and 8 000 nurses" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 13, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa added : "Lessons can be taken from other countries on how this can be done safely with support from Government and other partners and also through improved operational efficiency. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Today, doctors have screened over 150 people and 23 of them have been confirmed to have the disease, and they have been referred to Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospitals," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "What we have been able to do is to put up a levy, an Aids levy, where we take three percent of the taxable income of every worker. We put it into an Aids levy, but we know that Aids is very related now to cancers so we are now using that Aids levy also for cancers, especially for drug treatment and diagnostics," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "When I got here, I was a bit unhappy as I was told that the DMX accelerator, the one used for radiotherapy is no longer working. When I asked the chief executive officer, he said one part broke down and that $63 000 is needed to fix it," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Nac has that role to mobilise communities and rally the nation in responding to HIV and cancer and therefore avoid the temptation to burden our people with new taxes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 25, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are happy that despite resource constraints we still produce more midwives to help curb maternal mortality. We would like to appreciate efforts by all mission hospitals in complementing Government," "We hope the midwives will maintain professionalism so that we curb our maternal mortality which is still a cause for concern" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Finally, we are hoping to recruit 102 specialists to go into mostly our provincial hospitals and of course, some will come to central hospitals. What we are trying to do is to say every provincial hospital should have at least five specialist doctors. At the moment, provincial hospitals have at least one or two specialists," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Cuba has managed to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child while we still have a 5,4 percent which is a good figure. We want to go and learn how they did it," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Finally, we are hoping to recruit 102 specialists to go into mostly our provincial hospitals and of course, some will come to central hospitals. What we are trying to do is to say every provincial hospital should have at least five specialist doctors. At the moment, provincial hospitals have at least one or two specialists," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Cuba has managed to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child while we still have a 5,4 percent which is a good figure. We want to go and learn how they did it," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Preliminarily blood tests were okay but I cannot confirm anything further than that because this is personal. The appropriate medical investigations will be done as well in terms of blood, stool, urine and so forth,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I must say it is not talked about very much and so our population do not know much about it and I think we need to have a very vigorous exercise to educate our people about Post-Exposure and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “What usually happens is you put up a bill or a draft and you go to Cabinet and you tell your colleagues that you want to put up this regulatory authority and you ask them what do you think and you tell them the principles, and we did that and Cabinet accepted. The next stage of that is to put up the actual draft and have consultations,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is really to give an update to the nation about the state of . . . Mnangagwa. What I would like to say is that he is much improved. In fact, I just spoke with him - he is jovial and he is well but he requested that we send him to his doctors in South Africa where he is now," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is really to give an update to the nation about the state of . . . Mnangagwa. What I would like to say is that he is much improved. In fact, I just spoke with him - he is jovial and he is well but he requested that we send him to his doctors in South Africa where he is now," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Natpharm is now beginning to be on its feet and we are pleased with that because it reflects towards provision of more medicines and drugs to our institutions and for the first time, we are going to see that improvement happening in the next few weeks," "All national medicines, generally that were in short supply, would improve, including drugs for cancer" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have put up a committee to look at our needs in the health sector related to drugs and equipment, but for now, we are going straight into drugs then perhaps other smaller equipments so that there is no shortage of say, a high blood pressure machine or a thermometer," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Natpharm is now beginning to be on its feet and we are pleased with that because it reflects towards provision of more medicines and drugs to our institutions and for the first time, we are going to see that improvement happening in the next few weeks," "All national medicines, generally that were in short supply, would improve, including drugs for cancer" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have put up a committee to look at our needs in the health sector related to drugs and equipment, but for now, we are going straight into drugs then perhaps other smaller equipments so that there is no shortage of say, a high blood pressure machine or a thermometer," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 14, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are now aware that 35 percent of our people are on second line drugs which means there is some resistance. It is, however, not always resistance that they are put on second line, sometimes you just react to the first line drugs," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to continue educating our people that if you are on ARVs, take them religiously otherwise you foster resistance," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It is my plea once again that we be given sufficient funding so that we are able to buy medication,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have been negotiating with the ministry of Finance for posts since November and so we have been offered 250 posts for doctors and 2 000 posts for nurses. This is a welcome move. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "As a county there is need to find sources of new infections and close that tape. There is need to involve young people and even reach those who are in tertiary institutions as the use of alcohol and drugs are fuelling the spread of HIV," External link

zbc Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are very keen that patients are not compromised. I always try hard to look at the interests of all our doctors so that patients' welfare is not jeopardised," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:42:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are very keen that patients are not compromised. I always try hard to look at the interests of all our doctors so that patients' welfare is not jeopardised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I am always happy to meet and discuss with my doctors and discuss with them and see what best we can do without compromising the health of our patients. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 13, 2017 10:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The health sector should be a no go area in terms of job freezes. We still need more doctors, we still need more nurses in our health facilities,” External link

herald Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There are those who say we are in low density suburbs; we have discovered 95 percent of the boreholes in low density areas are contaminated,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We will not be able to get rid of typhoid or cholera or diarrheal diseases as long as we have conditions like these ones. Even if I say, 'Every hospital in this country, stop treating anything else except typhoid or cholera,' we still do not have a solution. The solution is that we still need hygienic conditions in this country, particularly here in Harare. The filth that is there. The worms that are breeding on top and under the cabbages that are sold, and the sewage that is flowing is just a shocking, a deplorable state.... As long as you do not clean this, you will not get rid of typhoid,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We will not be able to get rid of typhoid or cholera or diarrheal diseases as long as we have conditions like these ones. Even if I say, 'Every hospital in this country, stop treating anything else except typhoid or cholera,' we still do not have a solution. The solution is that we still need hygienic conditions in this country, particularly here in Harare. The filth that is there. The worms that are breeding on top and under the cabbages that are sold, and the sewage that is flowing is just a shocking, a deplorable state.... As long as you do not clean this, you will not get rid of typhoid,” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “When we had cholera, I called the partners and other countries came out. Yes, with typhoid we will welcome partners, particularly the usual partners like UNICEF, MSF and others,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Typhoid is purely caused by poor hygienic practices and, no matter what we do as a ministry, if the issues (erratic water supplies, poor sewer management and infrequent garbage collection) are not addressed we fail," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This theme therefore seeks to solidify the thrust of the previous themes, which are aligned to HIV prevention,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I expect that the highest budget allowance allocation will come to health,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There is no longer any justification for any child to be born HIV positive and for any mother to die of AIDS when we have adequate services to halt this. We need to close the tap of new HIV infections," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "There are some human resources for health challenges facing the health sector in the country presently among which are inadequate numbers of practising radiographers. There are less than 300 radiographers," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "For the first time, patients in rural areas can be tested for HIV viral load at the point-of-care and know their status within two hours," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Government has made a concerted effort to achieve the 90-90-90 goal as set out by UNAIDS. In order to achieve these ambitious targets, 60 percent of HIV viral load testing will need to be carried out at point-of-care. Consequently, the successful implementation of SAMBA in Zimbabwe will play an important role considering the reduced costs of SAMBA machines," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water it affectssanitation and, once you have poor sanitation, you are already inviting water-borne diseases," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water, it impacts on sanitation and once you have poor sanitation you are already inviting water-borne diseases," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I understand from the Ministry of Water that if we continue to sink more boreholes, the water table is also depleted even more. We just hope that there would be rains soon and when we finally receive the rains, please do not drink water from shallow wells and treat water from unprotected sources at the point of use," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This is an emergency because once you do not have enough water, it impacts on sanitation and once you have poor sanitation you are already inviting water-borne diseases,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “I understand from the Ministry of Water that if we continue to sink more boreholes, the water table is also depleted even more. We just hope that there would be rains soon and when we finally receive the rains, please do not drink water from shallow wells and treat water from unprotected sources at the point of use,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Our people must also be very alert as much as possible. If the water is suspicious let us boil it at the point of use,” External link

herald Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

allafrica Monday, October 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The problem has been increasing in Africa and Zimbabwe has not been spared. We have to deal with the root causes of such illnesses but how are we going to do that with the economic hardships," External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 10, 2016 3:27:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It is important to mention that now we are going into the rainy season, that’s when we have the outbreaks of cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea because water is going to flow and scoop all the dirt which, some of it, goes into the shallow wells in the cities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need to be able to finance our health system. We cannot be judged as a nation that cannot put money into our health care system," External link

zbc Friday, September 23, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "the beneficiaries will be the patients" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 16, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "the beneficiaries will be the patients" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 16, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Effective programming has to target these key groups," External link

allafrica Monday, September 12, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We want to end TB and HIV by 2030 and those resources will go a long way,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Consultations will begin in the next two or three weeks as we move to ensure all stakeholders can contribute and shape the Bill for everyone's appreciation," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "While most public hospitals are unable to meet some very basic health delivery needs, Chitungwiza Hospital has been able to despite operating in the same difficult environment as everyone else," "It offers an excellent service and open new units with its most recent project being the kidney transplant operations, which have not been carried out in Zimbabwe for many years, but are due to commence later this year" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The impression given from various media reports over the last months is that health funders and service providers, particularly doctors are constantly at each other's throats rather than being partners in the care of their patients and members," "That cannot be good for either and is certainly not good for the patient whose welfare should always be uppermost in our minds" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Treasury has responded positively to our plea. We have already received the letter to say that we can now buy drugs through Treasury Bills. It is now a question of these companies doing the purchases," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The latest on the medical aid societies is that we want to put forward a Bill, to allow for an authority, because the ministry cannot handle it. It has to be an authority and that Bill, would enable that,” “Yesterday (Wednesday), VaGwinji (ministry of Health and Child Care permanent secretary) was there to try and put the Bill together so that it goes to the AG’s Office” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “So, we are giving them a chance to be centre of excellence in kidney transplant in this country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We look forward to see Cote D'Ivoire successfully hosting ICASA 2017 and we have confidence that they are going to do it," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "After ICASA we are now spearheading the forth 90; we have added another 90. We will not win this war unless we stop new infections. We can only do that very aptly if we imply prevention methodologies. So that is what we are now pushing," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Association ) : "The ministry applauds Zimbabwe Diabetes Association efforts on teaching people about diabetes through music. I also encourage other artistes in various categories to do the same in educating people about the disease," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We look forward to see Cote D'Ivoire successfully hosting ICASA 2017 and we have confidence that they are going to do it," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "After ICASA we are now spearheading the forth 90; we have added another 90. We will not win this war unless we stop new infections. We can only do that very aptly if we imply prevention methodologies. So that is what we are now pushing," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are saying let’s continue to concentrate on treatment but, at the element of prevention in a very strong manner and we are saying we want to revitalise the issue of prevention to make it more alive,” External link

herald Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There is no 90 for prevention, so Zimbabwe is saying add another 90 which makes it 90-90-90-90, and to do that, we need to close the new infections. That is why our slogan is, close the tap of new infections,” External link

herald Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are saying if we are to win the war, let us close the tap for new infections. No matter how much we invest in all the other three 90s, as long as we continue to have new infections we might not end Aids by 2030 so we need to embrace the fourth 90," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Our message is 'let us close the tap of new HIV infections for us to win the war against HIV'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Our message is 'let us close the tap of new HIV infections for us to win the war against HIV'," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We should encourage it as a country. And we need to make it work parallel with science,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 8, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We are still negotiating and we hope soon we will get not only a solution but a lasting solution," External link

allafrica Friday, July 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are still negotiating and we hope soon we will get not only a solution but a lasting solution,” External link

herald Friday, July 1, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "ZIMPHIA will give us a true picture of the burden of HIV in the country and I hope it will confirm a lower figure of HIV prevalence currently estimated to be at 15 percent," External link

zbc Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “This was only brought to the attention of the ministry through the question from Parliament,” External link

herald Monday, June 27, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “One of the things we spoke about was how our own fiscus should be able to provide a solid base into health funding, the private sector and then donors and funders are the last option because they can opt out anytime,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Through collaborations such as this one, Government is finding creative and innovative ways of increasing access to quality healthcare services for our population. We look forward to more such collaborations between non-governmental organisations and Government institutions,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Children with hearing loss are prone to loneliness, social isolation, stigma and discrimination, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. This results in a poor quality of life, and decreased employability later in life,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "So I think you are right. It is very painful for us and particularly for some of us in the Ministry to send a patient to India to get a prostatectomy done when it can be done here. We can remove a prostate here but we are sending people to have a prostate removed in India, which is much more expensive," "Therefore we are saying to ourselves let us just resource our health services a bit more, get personnel who can work in those institutions and are adequately remunerated. We can then be able to say to ourselves we can do more services to our people. You are right, the cost structure in the country is very high" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 24, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "So I think you are right. It is very painful for us and particularly for some of us in the Ministry to send a patient to India to get a prostatectomy done when it can be done here. We can remove a prostate here but we are sending people to have a prostate removed in India, which is much more expensive," "Therefore we are saying to ourselves let us just resource our health services a bit more, get personnel who can work in those institutions and are adequately remunerated. We can then be able to say to ourselves we can do more services to our people. You are right, the cost structure in the country is very high" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about House ) : "Some basic medication should be readily available once a prescription has been made by a doctor. We are having challenges in that regard. It is our plea that this August House should be constantly clamouring for the Ministry of Health and Child Care's budget to be bigger," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 24, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about House ) : "Some basic medication should be readily available once a prescription has been made by a doctor. We are having challenges in that regard. It is our plea that this August House should be constantly clamouring for the Ministry of Health and Child Care's budget to be bigger," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The Ministry is aware of the shortages of nurses in rural health centres and clinics. The shortages arise from the underlined reasons that the rural health centres and clinics with vacant and frozen posts, these posts cannot be filled as they are affected by the policy on the freeze of vacant posts," "The majority of these posts are grant aided posts in mission and council health facilities. The Ministry continues to engage the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development over the matter" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Both the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the South Sudanese Embassy are not aware of the advert in the media inviting State Registered Nurses to seek employment in South Sudan," "This was only brought to the attention of the Ministry through the question from Parliament. If there are any advertisements to be done, this will have to be discussed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Health Services Board, guided by consultations at the appropriate levels. Work is still in progress on a Government to Government agreement with the South Sudanese Government on a bilateral agreement on export of health workers" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 24, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) is concerned that doctors are being tracked by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) over non-payment of tax on claims that are yet to be honoured by medical aid societies and Finance Minister Cde Patrick Chinamasa has been appraised of the situation," External link

zbc Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Tendai Biti ) : "The targeted approach started with the Inclusive Government in the 2012 period. The Minister of Finance Tendai Biti would select the hospitals to allocate funds. This resulted in Mnene Mission Hospital being given the amount it was allocated. The targeted approach is giving us problems even up to date and we're in the process of resolving the mess it caused to our health sector," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about Tendai Biti ) : "The targeted approach started with the Inclusive Government in the 2012 period. The Minister of Finance Tendai Biti would select the hospitals to allocate funds. This resulted in Mnene Mission Hospital being given the amount it was allocated. The targeted approach is giving us problems even up to date and we're in the process of resolving the mess it caused to our health sector," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “What is important to note is that the Zika virus comes in through the mosquito, and fortunately the mosquito that is here, does not transmit the Zika virus. But we cannot rule it out because along our borders with Mozambique that species are there. The idea is always to spray indoors,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told ( about Pope Francis ) : “It was brief, just shaking hands and saying what I said. I said to the Pope please can you pray for my country and my president and the people of Zimbabwe, and he smiled very broadly and said I will do this and I passed on,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We need 800 more pharmacy technicians to be able to offer quality health care service to all Zimbabweans from their local clinics," External link

allafrica Monday, June 6, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp," "The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “My advice to our sports people is that in Brazil, there is Zika and you catch it in two ways, one, being bitten by a mosquito which is infected by Zika, which going to be very unlikely in the camp,” “The second one is through sexual transmission, so we urge our sports people to really try very hard to refrain from those activities, if they have to, please, carry condoms” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:18:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “It should have a vision and be involved in researching traditional medicine,” External link

herald Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:51:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa noted : "It is important to note that malaria is not just a health issue, but a socio-economic one as well. Malaria has a direct impact on a country's human resources. Not only does it result in loss of life and loss of productivity, due to illness and premature death, it also affects children's school attendance and social development through both absenteeism and permanent neurological damages associated with severe episodes of the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Right now I am in Japan but I was informed of the Peterhouse case. I am waiting for the full report of what is going on at the school," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:41:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Right now I am in Japan but I was informed of the Peterhouse case. I am waiting for the full report of what is going on at the school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa told ( about Matabeleland South ) : “You know our borders, this side people will be playing soccer and half the pitch is in Mozambique; cattle grazing in Mozambique but owners’ homesteads are in Zimbabwe. That link is so much and worries us especially in Masvingo, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central and Manicaland, sometimes Matabeleland South provinces as well,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “There was one case in Chiredzi, which has since been well contained,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2015 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We are in the rainy season, Zimbabweans have to improve on their sanitation and cholera is also being passed through boarders. Areas that are affected are Mudzi, Chirundu and Chipinge,” External link

herald Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:03:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "I will expect you to look at the radiotherapy centre as the region is crying for cancer treatment and I expect that Mpilo will build another hospital with this new board," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:52:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said ( about David Parirenyatwa ) : "There is a problem between private institutions such as West End, St Annes, Avenues and public institutions such as Parirenyatwa, Harare and Chitungwiza hospitals in terms of referring patients," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "We have given them criteria of what to look at and told them I want a report in two weeks time," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “Yes, the body was sealed and we do not open sealed bodies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 5, 2015 4:28:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "Through the Abstinence, Being faithful and Consistent use of condoms (ABC) approach we embarked on since the coming of HIV, there has been a steady decline from around 30 per cent in the 1990s to about 15 per cent in 2014. Modelling shows that this will continue to decline slowly to just below 10 per cent by 2025 with the current interventions," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:17:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : "It will result in 220,000 new infections averted and net savings of nearly US$1.1 billion from the resultant costs of care," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:17:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “The business unusual approach means that we all have to change the approach we have always had, to think and plan more creatively than we have done in the past, and to act in a manner that is consistent with an emergency mode of operations in order to reach all men who would like to access circumcision services,” “It, therefore, requires that an unprecedented approach to mobilising men and boys be employed, that services be made available at all times and at places that are not necessarily traditional and in a manner that appeals yet also guards against complacency of actions following circumcision” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 5:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “May I also add a word of caution to all males who undergo circumcision that while this is a very important intervention, it is only partially protective and, therefore, there is need to continue to use other HIV prevention methods as well such as abstinence, faithfulness to one sexual partner, HIV testing and condom use, among others,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 5:59:00 AM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “We continue to miss TB cases because of stigma and lack of awareness in the community and limitations in access to health services as well as the quality of health services,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:36:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “As a government what we have done today is to launch that implementation policy, from which then derives what activities we will do. One of them is to look at the human resources, how many there are now, that’s a big issue. The next issue is look at what are going to do to prevent more mental illness or mental disorders,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:10:00 PM EAT

David Parirenyatwa said : “As a government what we have done today is to launch that implementation policy, from which then derives what activities we will do. One of them is to look at the human resources, how many there are now, that’s a big issue. The next issue is look at what are going to do to prevent more mental illness or mental disorders,” External link

voanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:28:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister40.05%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
minister33.25%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
Minister17.02%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
home affairs minister1.05%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
deputy0.26%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
afp health minister0.26%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
minister of health6.02%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
ministre de la santé0.26%FR01/06/201706/01/2017
minister for health0.26%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
health minister0.79%SA08/27/201427/08/2014
member0.79%EN09/09/201309/09/2013
Names Lang Count
David ParirenyatwaEN83.80%
David ParirenyatwaEU15.32%
David ParirenyatwaSA0.59%
David ParirenyatwaFR0.29%


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