Stanbic Donates US$20 000 For Chemo Drugs Procurement

STANBIC has extended a US$20 0000 donation to the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) which will go towards the purchase of chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients. By Michael Gwarisa The donation comes at a time Zimbabwe is facing foreign currency woes to purchase drugs for various ailments including cancer drugs. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Stanbic Bank board member, Mr Kingstone Kamba said the central bank had prioritised the issue of drugs purchases at this critical time. “According to the report from the association, our contribution from last year assisted…

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Expensive Drug Resistant TB Drugs Derail Treatment Efforts

People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be deprived of today’s best-possible treatment in part because of high drug prices, according to a new report—DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope— released today by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague.   MSF called, in particular, on US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to cut the price of the newer TB drug bedaquiline in half, so more lives can be Sed aved. In August 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended expanding…

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