Zim Sanctions Renewal Won’t Affect HIV Funding- PEPFAR

THE passage of  the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (Zidera) (S 494) of 2001, which marks the renewal of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe will not affect PEPFAR’s funding for HIV programs in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes,  U.S Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Coordinator, Mark Troger said HIV funding was here stay and they have already  set aside Us$150 million for next year’s HIV programs. “There is no change to PEPFAR’s funding for HIV programs in Zimbabwe.  The recent passage of a ZDERA amendment has no…

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Critical Drugs Shortage Persist As Prices Go Up

PRICES for basic drugs and medicines have gone up amidst indications of persistent foreign currency shortages,  resulting in the depletion of stocks at  major warehouses, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere A survey by HealthTimes in Harare gathered that most pharmacies hiked the prices of critical medicine for instance, asthma medicine such as salbutamol inhalers went up from $4, 50 to $6 with other pharmacies going as far as tagging them a costly $14. Cough syrup like Sophyllin which used to sell at $6, 50 is now between $7, 50…

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Can A Butterfly Cup Be Used From The First Period?

It is possible for a girl to use a Butterfly Cup from her first period onwards and there are numerous advantages to doing so.  A Butterfly Cup is hygienic, safe, cost effective and one cup is all you need for the next 10 years. The Butterfly Cup can be purchased in advance and a girl can practice using it before she gets her first period so she feels confident and at ease with how to insert and remove the cup prior to the arrival of her period. In fact we…

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