#EXCLUSIVE: Pharmacies Defy Official US$1: RTGS$2, 50 Rate

MOST pharmacies in Harare are still using the black market foreign currency exchange rate shunning the official rate of US$1: RTGS$2, 5, HealthTimes has established. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a survey around the city’s pharmacies, the publication discovered that they were charging between the range of US$1 as to RTGS$4 and RTGS$4,50. Most pharmacies even hiked the prices of their medicines in the US$. Asked about  the monetary policy view as presented by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangundya, a pharmacist said it was about time they conceded…

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Zim Sets Up Public Health Emergency Outbreak Centre

THE first phase of the construction of Zimbabwe’s public health emergency outbreak operation centre located at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals will be complete by March, a health expert has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere This centre comes as part of the recommendations by the World Health Organisation  promoting the use of one tool to streamline the response: a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC). These centres are an essential part of a response because they provide a physical location for the management team to coordinate information and resources. In an interview…

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