Operation Of Hope targets 100 free facial reconstructive surgeries in Zimbabwe in May

Operation of Hope, a 29-year old, US/Canadian based surgical charity, is planning their 24th surgical mission to Zimbabwe. Since 2006, they have performed more than 5,000 free cleft surgeries for children and adults, in Zimbabwe alone. 100 children and adults are targeted for a free facial reconstructive surgery at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, Screening Day: Sat. May 5th and at Harare Central Hospital, May 19th, 8:30 am Last year’s mission, included one special patient, 11-year-old Arthur whose face was recently crushed by a donkey cart. The surgical team, headed by…

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UNDP Hands Over ART Sites and Pharmacy Stores To Health Ministry

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this morning handed over 40 new and refurbished Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) sites and 52 Pharmacy stores aimed at improving Tuberculosis (TB) infection control among people living with HIV. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes at the back of indications that the old ART sites and pharmaceutical stores were struggling to cope with increased demand of ART services as well as TB medication services owing to the high TB and HIV burden the country is still faced with. Speaking at the official handover ceremony on…

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