AG finishes Public Health Bill

Staff Reporter THE long awaited Public Health Bill draft which seeks among other things to update the country’s Public Health Act (PHA), is now with the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Zimbabwe currently relies on a single PHA which is about 90 years old and has been criticised for failing to answer to new challenges obtaining in the health sector. When the PHA was enacted in 1924, such ailments as non communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, key-populations risks among others were not as common as they are today. This…

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