Social Issues QUALITY HEALTH CARE

Reduce the cost of blood & free blood for maternity & under 5 patients

www.reddit.com February 20, 2018
Achieved
Jun 2018

Blood now free: Parirenyatwa

www.newsday.co.zw June 08, 2018

Dr David Parirenyatwa said with effect from July 1 this year, blood will be for free in all public hospitals.

Feb 2018

Matebeleland South maternal deaths decline

www.chronicle.co.zw February 13, 2018

Dr Chikodzore said " A Major challenge which institutions are facing is the shortage of blood at the NBTS. At the same time not all hospitals are able to offer blood transfusion either due to lack of laboratory personnel, no refrigerators for storage of the blood and lack of reagents for required testing".

Feb 2018

Gov't injects $4.7m for blood

www.chronicle.co.zw February 13, 2018

Government recently injected $4.7 million to help NBSZ subsidize blood prices

Jan 2018

Govt seeks to reduce blood cost

www.zbc.co.zw January 19, 2018

The government in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has begun a needs assessment of local hospitals’ capacity to carry out blood transfusion as it begins the process of further reducing the cost of blood to the targeted $10 by end of year.