Not All 4Cs Cough Syrup Is Contaminated says CAPS

By Kuda Pembere After being ordered by the Medical Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) to withdraw some batches of 4Cs Cough Syrup reported to be contaminated off the market, CAPS Pharmaceuticals says it has called off some. MCAZ last week directed CAPS Pharmaceuticals to recall from the market 170 000 units of the popular 4Cs syrup used to treat children with flu and cold, due to suspected contamination. Three batches were recalled at the beginning about a fortnight ago, but towards the end of last week, the number of recalled…

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Rural Girls Use Rags As Sanitary Pads

Staff Reporter  YOUNG girls in rural Zimbabwe have resorted to using rags as sanitary pads in the face of perennial economic woes obtaining in the country. In a video recorded by Organize4 Zimbabwe, rural girls in Chisumbabnje confessed to using rags and other inexplicable materials as pads during menstruation. In some cases, the girls have to dispense themselves from attending school since going to school with a rag under their garments is not that comfortable. “We have to wash the rags as soon as it’s soaked in blood, i can repeat…

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More funding needed for HIV prevention- NAC

By Michael Gwarisa FUNDING towards HIV prevention programs is insignificant as more resources are being channeled towards HIV treatment, a top National Aids Council (NAC) official has said. In an interview with HealthTimes news, NAC director operations Raymond Yekeye said funding HIV prevention was currently on the low and called on stakeholders to consider scaling up financing of prevention initiatives. “Currently, the country has limited funding for HIV prevention as the majority of the resources are being channeled towards treatment in order to ensure we keep those already on ART…

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‘Zim moving e-Health in slow motion’

By Kuda Pembere Zimbabwe is moving at tortoise speed when it comes to telemedicine and e-health development in the country, an expert in the field says. Speaking to HealthTimes,  Cumii Connected Health Manager Dr Marlon Nyakabau said telemedicine in Zimbabwe was lagging behind compared to other countries. “The evaluation is that we are behind. But we are beginning to take off. What the government is doing,  what Potraz has done to fund the pilot phase in Manicaland, that’s getting us toward the right direction  as well as NGOs coming in,…

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