AHF Zimbabwe puts 15 000 Zimbabweans on Free ART in just 1 year

By Kudakwashe Pembere Originally from USA, a non-profit organisation which set base in Zimbabwe last year in September called Aids Healthcare Foundation has put over 16 000 Zimbabweans on free antiretroviral treatment. The organisation built centres of excellence which are treatment facilities for those with the disease at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare and Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. Speaking to the press last Friday, AHF Zimbabwe Monitoring and Evaluation manager Brighton Murimira said there are about 16 000 people on free ART at their centres. “At Parirenyatwa we have 4 000…

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Diabetes Clinic on Cards

By Kuda Pembere LIONS Club International is keen in assisting the Zimbabwe Diabetes Association to build a diabetes clinic at Harare Central Hospital. Lions Club is an international fraternal organisation which voluntarily assist communities. Lion Jonah Machaya who leads District 412 told HealthTimes on the sidelines of the Novartis donation of computers at HCH last week that they intend to thwart this non-communicable disease called Diabetes. “We are from Lions Club and Im the district governor Lion Jonah Machaya. I represent four countries, that is Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and  Botswana…

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Young Men Also Vulnerable To Prostate Cancer

HealthTimes Reporter EVEN young men in their late 30s are susceptible to Cancer of the Prostate and should visit medical institutions for regular check-ups, a top cancer expert has said. In an interview on ANN7 TV, Cancer Association of South Africa Official, Professor Michael  Herbest said Prostate Cancer was increasingly becoming a menace in younger generations owing to various factors chief among them being genetics, hormonal factors among others. “Just a few days ago, the 2013 statics on cancer were released and revealed that over 7000 men were diagnosed of…

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