Regional Medicines Authority On The Cards

By Michael Gwarisa  THE Southern African region is in the process of setting up a regional African Medicines Agency (AMA) that will oversee issues of medicines control in a bid to curb the movement of counterfeit medicines in the region. Speaking to Journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing 67th WHO Regional conference in Victoria Falls, African Union Head of Division Health, Nutrition and Population Department of Social Affairs, Dr Margaret Agama- Anyeti said the the AU was tasked by regional health  ministers to set up the the authority by 2018.…

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PEPFAR Says Zimbabwe Winning HIV War

By Michael Gwarisa THE U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) says Zimbabwe is amongst the top four Southern African countries slowly winning the battle against the HIV epidemic. ALSO READ: Four African Countries Approaching Control of Their HIV Epidemics as U.S. Continues Its Commitment to PEPFAR Data from PEPFAR show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all age groups in Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world and “…Additional PEPFAR-supported studies released in December 2016 for Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe demonstrate significant…

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