MCAZ Registers More Complementary Medicines

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), in 2017 recorded an increase in the registration of complementary medicines attributable to intensified hype of regulations and enforcement activities.   By Kudakwashe Pembere The regulator’s spokesperson Mr Shingai Gwatidzo in an interview said 69 complementary medicines were approved. “The authority has witnessed an increase in the number of registered Complementary medicines (including those that are locally produced), which resulted from increased awareness about the Complementary Medicines Regulations and increased enforcement activities. This year a total of 69 Complementary medicines were approved or…

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NBSZ On Course To Meeting 2018 Blood Collections Target

BLOOD collections for the year 2018 have been the highest since  2014, at the back of increased awareness and  countrywide blood drives despite an increase in demand for blood  which was brought about by the scrapping of blood user fees, the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, NBSZ Public Affairs Manager, Esther Massundah said the coming in of the free blood initiative for all public health institutions resulted in NBSZ adjusting its 2018 annual collections target upwards by 25 percent from 70,000…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Suspends Student Nurses Recruitment For 2019

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has suspended recruitment of student nurses from May 2019 and beyond, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Although we are yet to establish the reasons behind the move, a letter penned by the Secretary for Health, Major General, Dr Gerald Gwinji to all provincial Medical officers, chief executive officers, medical superintendents  and schools of nursing confirms the development. “With regards to the above, please be informed that the recruitment of student nurses from May 2019 and beyond has been suspended. “You should…

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