500 000 Lives In Danger As ARV Crisis Persists In Zimbabwe

By Michael Gwarisa  NOT less than half a million lives are at risk of developing HIV drug resistance and full blown AIDS or dying if the prevailing shortages of Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) drugs particularly the second line regiment (Abacavir) is not resolved.  Speaking at a Joint Press Conference in Capital, the  Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights  (ZLHR) and the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) have bemoaned the lukewarm pace  concern over the slow pace at which the ongoing shortages  being resolved.…

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Put innovation at the core of business, allied health practioners urged

By Kudakwashe Pembere The Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe has been urged to promote innovations  through the setting up of a Technoprenuerial Development and Innovative Division. This encouragement came from Dr  Gwatirega Javangwe who was speaking at the AHPCZ annual conference running alongside the Zim Afro Medical and Health fair. He said the council which overseas over about 17 health professions should prioritise technopreneurship. “We need to put technopreneurship at the core of our business whether they are institutions of higher learning, private practice or government institution we need…

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Zim Health and Medical Fair Roars into life

By Kudakwashe Pembere The seventh edition of the Zim Medical and Health Fair held in Harare today kicked off on a high note with several exhibitors and hundreds of members of the public attending the event. People could be seen trickling in the expo visiting various stands from the time the fair started till it finished. There were companies from the health sector as well as telecommunications, pharmaceutical, herbal medicine, to mention but these few industries exhibiting at the fair. Speaking to the organizer of the event Shepherd Chakanza said…

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The Stages of HIV Infection

Key Points Without treatment with HIV medicines, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. The three stages of HIV infection are (1) acute HIV infection, (2) chronic HIV infection, and (3) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There is no cure for HIV infection, but HIV medicines (called antiretrovirals or ARVs) can prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS. HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. HIV medicines also reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Without treatment, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. HIV gradually…

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Finally, The Medical and Health Fair Kicks Off Today

Today we kick off! – 7th Edition of Zim-Afro Medical and Health Fair which run from 27-29 Sept at the Harare International Conference Centre. 27 Sept – Day 1 Programme 08:15 – 15:30 Allied Health Practitioners Council Annual Conference – Main Auditorium #10POINTS 09:00 – 12:30 Financial Wellness in Medical Workplace Workshop – Committee room 5 #5POINTS 08:30 – 16:30 Exhibitions (Admission FREE to Everyone) Free First Aid Training #FREE (open to the public) Free Medical Check ups (Dental, Eyes, BP, Blood Sugar) #FREE 28 Sept – Day 2 Programme…

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