30% HIV+ Pregnant Women Not On ART

AT least 30% HIV positive pregnant women were not initiated on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in  Zimbabwe according to data collected in2017, with most cases being noted during the post delivery period, a top ministry of health Monitoring and Evaluation official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Kadoma In an exclusive interview with HealthTimes on the side-lines of the JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) final workshop, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in the Ministry Of Health & Child Care (MoHCC) Aids & Tb Programme, Ngwarai Sithole said there was need for…

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Telling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy is ‘sexist’ and causes unnecessary anxiety, experts warn

Marie Claire Dorking elling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy is ‘sexist’ and causes unnecessary anxiety, academics have claimed. Mums-to-be who do choose to have a tipple often face hostility when there is little solid evidence that light or moderate drinking can be harmful. Pregnancy charities and researchers are therefore calling for a change to the ‘alarmist’ official Government guidelines, which warn expectant mothers to abstain from drinking alcohol completely. Though consistent heavy drinking during pregnancy may lead to pregnancy complications including foetal alcohol syndrome, public policy surrounding alcohol…

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