TB Wreaks Havoc In Midlands Province Prisons

AT least 14 percent of prison inmates in three correctional centres in the Midlands province, namely Gwanda, Shurugwi and Blue Hills probation centres tested  positive for Tuberculosis (TB) according to an assessment conducted by the Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation (JHWO). By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, JHWO Communications and Liaison Officer, Melody Mukundwi said they tested and screened a number inmates in the province and a number of them tested positive for the respiratory ailment. “JHWO is operational in three prisons Gwanda, Shurungwi and Blue Hills probation in Gweru. In…

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Drought Threatens ART Adherence In Mudzi

Lack of sufficient food at household level as a result of a heat wave induced drought in Mudzi district is posing a threat to consistent adherence to Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in area, people living with HIV in the area have said. By Michael Gwarisa in Mudzi Community Art Refil Group (CARG) Dirstict Focal Person for Mudzi, Shupikai Chaparapata told Journalists during a National Aids Council (NAC) media tour last week that the food situation was bad and people living with HIV were finding difficult to adhere to ART in the…

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