Farm Employers Bar Workers From Collecting ARVs

FARM owners and mangers in Mashonalnd East are reportedly barring HIV positive employees from going for their Anti Retro Viral (ARVs) drugs refill run at nearest health institutions owing to hectic schedules in farming communities, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa According to revelations made during a recently held National Aids Council (NAC) media tour in Mashonland East, most farm workers are not given off days to collect their drugs hence making it difficult for people living and HIV and on ART to adhere to their meds. Speaking to Journalists,…

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Health Act Should Legalise Health Centre Committees- CWGH

By Michael Gwarisa  COMMUNITY Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director Itai Josh Rusike says the new Public Health Act (PHA) should recognise Health Centre Committees (HCCs) as legal entities as they are a critical tool in enhancing Primary Health Care services. In an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of a Media Engagement of the PHA, Rusike said it was worrying that HCCs were operating as illegal entities despite their positive contribution to the national health sector. Also Read: Minister Parirenyatwa Explains Public Health Bill Delay  “Health Centre Committees…

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