Ministry of Health wants US$1.3billion budget

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is hoping to  use Parliament to arm-twist treasury so that it can get about US$1.3 billion in budget allocations for 2019.   HealthTimes Correspondent Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on  Health and Child Care, Permanent Secretary in the ministry   Brigadier Gerald Gwinji said they have been given a cap of  US$600million but their ideal budget for 2019 is $1.3 billion. “…For us to effectively implement our programs in 2019 the  ideal budget would be US$1, 312, 566,678 but we have since  been…

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MSF Pilots New ART Dispensing Model In Mwenezi

MEDECINS Sans Frontiers in Zimbabwe (MSF), has launched a new system of administering Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) drugs in Mwenezi, Masvingo in a bid to increase ART adherence, amidst indications that many ART clients were now defaulting on their medications due to the long distance and inaccessibility of health facilities. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Sovelela, Mwenezi The new ART administering method dubbed Out of Facility Community ART Distribution (OFCAD),  is an outreach strategy whereby patients no longer need to visit a health care facility to access ART but rather the…

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