REGISTRATION OF NON-MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS 2021

The Health Service Board is inviting all unemployed qualified non-medical professionals to register and join the Health Service Board Database in the following fields:

Finance; Administration; Procurement; Human Resources; Audit; Clinical Psychology; Occupational Therapy, Records & Information; Public Relations; Office Management; Legal; Pharmacy; Radiography; Rehabilitation; Laboratory Science; Surveillance and Health Information Systems; Nutrition; Information Communication and Technology; Dietetics; Environmental Health and Engineering.

 Prospective employees are required to download the application form from www.hsb.co.zw, complete, scan together with CVs and certified copies of certificates and send to registration@hsb.co.zw or alternatively visit:

Health Service Board

Old Parirenyatwa Hospital

Bag A6104 Avondale, Harare

 

 

 

 

Registration of Nurses in the Health Service Board Database

The Health Service Board is inviting all unemployed qualified Registered General Nurses to register for deployment in the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

Prospective employees are required to download the application form from www.hsb.co.zw, complete, scan together with CVs and certified copies of certificates and send to registration@hsb.co.zw or alternatively send response to:

The Executive Director

Health Service Board

Old Parirenyatwa Hospital

Bag A6104 Avondale, Harare

 

 

 

 

HSB Board Members Lead the way in receiving Covid-19 Vaccinations

The Health Service Board encourages Health Workers to embrace the Covid-19 vaccination program for front line workers. Meanwhile the HSB Chairman Dr P. L. N. Sikosana was the first to be vaccinated in Bulawayo while the Vice Chairperson Proffessor A Chideme-Munodawafa, Dr S. Mungofa and Ms S. Bhebhe received their Covid-19 jabs in Harare

Dr Sikosana being vaccinated in Bulawayo

VC Prof. Chideme-Munodawafa gets her jab of Covid-19

 

Dr Mungofa being vaccinated in Harare

 

Ms Bhebhe gets her Coronavirus jab in Harare

 

 

HSB embarks on online training

In line with the Covid-19 guidelines, the Health Service Board through its Performance Improvement and Development Department has embarked on online training to ensure continued service delivery. The Online training programmes will also ensure that Health Workers are kept abreast with new trends in their professions.

Drinking alcohol can damage a child’s health

According to a new study by Researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education, and Pennsylvania State University, it was found that, one in six parents allow their children to drink booze by the age of 14.

The study also found that light or moderate-drinking parents were just as likely to let their children drink alcohol as heavy-drinking parents.

It suggests that many parents are misguided by letting their children consume alcohol at a younger age in an attempt to teach them to drink responsibly.

Although the results of the study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, notes that just 2% of ethnic minority parents said they allowed early drinking

Given Christmas is a time when wine is often shared at the dinner table, the researchers were keen to point out that while having better educated parents is generally a protective factor, previous studies have shown that starting drinking at a young age means children are more likely to fail at school, have behaviour issues and alcohol and substance problems when they become adults.

The analysis was compiled from data on 10 000 children born at the turn of the century from the Millennium Cohort Study.

It found that 17% of parents in the UK have allowed their children to drink by the time they were 14.

In the survey, 14-year-olds themselves were asked whether they had ever tried more than a few sips of alcohol, with almost half saying yes.

When they were 11, about 14% had done so.

The study’s lead author, Jennifer Maggs, said: “Parents of socially advantaged children may believe that allowing children to drink will teach them responsible use or may in fact inoculate them against dangerous drinking.

However, there is little research to support these ideas.

“While social disadvantage predicts many long-term health problems, parents of socially advantaged children appear to view alcohol use as less risky.”

Official medical advice recommends that children don’t drink alcohol until they are at least 15.

The NHS says: “Drinking alcohol can damage a child’s health, even if they’re 15 or older.

Invest in your health as it is your true wealth

Invest in your health as it is your true wealthGood health is a form of complete physical, mental and social well-being – when both your body and mind are functioning well and in unity. Being healthy is very important and necessary to effectively do your day to day activities. Physical health starts with a healthy diet filled with nutrients, minerals and vitamins, a consistent exercise routine as well as generally taking good care of yourself. However, practicing good health is not a process which is based on your physical well-being only. Other components of health include emotional health, mental health and spiritual health. The combination of a healthy body and mind benefits job, sports and general performance.

An unhealthy lifestyle is triggered by consuming excessive amounts of calories and refined and processed carbohydrates as well as the lack of exercise amongst others. Weight gain increases the risks of developing illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes. Creating an exercise routine that meets your personal requirements and taking part in physical activity is one of the key components of practicing good health. With so many sporting and exercise activities available, there is no need to pile on the kilos. Staying active and keeping fit is one of the best preventative methods available.

Set realistic goals such as eating a well-balanced diet, being physically active daily, even if it means that you’re going for a 20-minute walk, going for regular health check-ups, getting enough sleep and managing your stress.