ARVs safe for pregnant mothers-Gvt

UPTAKE of Anti Retro Viral (ARVs) drugs has been scientifically proven to be safe even for pregnant women contrary to the popular belief that expecting women are not allowed to take any medication during the gestation period. By Michael Gwarisa in Chinhoyi Briefing Journalists during a National Aids Council (NAC) Media sensitisation workshop in Chinhoyi, National PMTCT and Paediatric HIV Care and Treatment Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Angela Mushavi said HIV positive pregnant women should register at health institutions early so as to get…

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AMARI Takes Mental Health Issues To Commuters

The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) Consortium will soon take mental healthcare initiatives to public transport operators also known as combis. By Kuda Pembere With millions of Zimbabweans being commuters, Amari wants to utilise this massive number to spread awareness on mental health care. Speaking at a media networking workshop in Harare, AMARI director Professor Dixon Chibanda said combis are a great tool to propagate the message of proper mental healthcare. “One area that noone has thought of leveraging on is the area of combis, combi transport. Now if…

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