Govt to revise Traditional Medicines Act

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT says it intends to revise the Traditional Medical Practioners Act (TMPA) in an effort to promote traditional medicine so that it can be integrated into the clinical practice. According to statistics, 80 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country and 52 percent of pregnant women use traditional medicine for various reasons. Traditional medicine is said to be the first line of treatment of many uncomplicated diseases in Zimbabwe but most of it has not been subjected to clinical trials to understand issues of safety…

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Home Birth Delivery Cases Drop

By Michael Gwarisa recently in Guruve  THE number of home deliveries by pregnant mothers has largely dropped over the past few years owing to the extensive roll out of Health Centre Committees (HCCs) around the country. The initiative which is being spearheaded by Save the Children Zimbabwe in collaboration with its funding partners DFID and EC through a program dubbed “Strengthening Community Participation In Health,” has seen at least 21 districts around the country’s 10 provinces benefiting as witnessed by the massive increase in community members participation in primary health…

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