Lack of viral load machines hamper treatment

Lack of viral load machines hamper treatment

shamiso yikoniko As Zimbabwe scales up life-saving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to those who need it. People living with HIV...
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Zimbabwean men warned against sex enhancers

Zimbabwean men warned against sex enhancers

THE MINISTER of Health and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa, has warned the public, especially men, against the use of se_x enhancers which he said had serious effects especially on the liver and the kidneys. His sentiments come in the wake...
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HIV drug causing penile erections, enlarged breats in infant boys

HIV drug causing penile erections, enlarged breats in infant boys

by Bulawayo Correspondent PARENTS of children living with HIV have expressed concern over the side-effects of a new three-in-one tablet recently introduced by the government with Opportunistic Infection (OP) clinics warning that this could lead to many default...
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Donors contribute 98 percent of medicines to public health

Donors contribute 98 percent of medicines to public health

By Tatenda Dewa | Harare Bureau | Zimbabwe’s public health services sector is standing on the knife edge as almost all drug supplies are being provided by non-State humanitarian agencies. pills-3734b1A principal director in the Health and Child Care ministry...
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UBH suspends surgeries

UBH suspends surgeries

UNITED Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has indefinitely suspended all elective surgeries owing to a stock-out of drugs. After Harare Central Hospital, this brings to two the number of central hospitals that had to stop such surgeries, in a country with a...
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‘Pregnant women giving birth at Government hospitals in mortal danger’

‘Pregnant women giving birth at Government hospitals in mortal danger’

HARARE – In the latest crisis to hit the country’s dying health sector, which is reeling from poor funding, major hospitals have run of out of critical painkillers which are used in surgical operations on women in labour. The dire...
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Rwanda inaugurates medical delivery drones

Rwanda inaugurates medical delivery drones

Rwanda has inaugurated a drone operation that is expected to kick start a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa. The drones dubbed “Zips” are shaped like a fat-bellied miniature plane with a two-metre wingspan....
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Health sector players lament high cost of drugs

Health sector players lament high cost of drugs

STAKEHOLDERS in the health sector have appealed to private players to partner government in order to produce affordable medicines for people with eye challenges. BY NUNURAI JENA This came out last week during the official opening of the reconstructed and...
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Zimbabwe: effects of El Nino threaten fight against HIV

Zimbabwe: effects of El Nino threaten fight against HIV

Dibie Ike Michael with REUTERS The World Food Programme said many rural communities are in the grip of hunger in Zimbabwe as El Nino weather is set to continue into next year. According to the United Nations,more than 60 million...
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800,000 Egyptians treated for hepatitis C since January 2016

800,000 Egyptians treated for hepatitis C since January 2016

More than 800,000 Egyptians have been treated for hepatitis C since January 2016 The country’s health minister says it is proof that the country’s campaign aimed at preventing a spread of the disease is working well, telling journalists he expected...
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