Abbott To Launch Revolutionary Viral Load Testing Technology In Zim

INTERNATIONAL healthcare firm, Abbott  will soon be rolling out a revolutionary viral load technological breakthrough the m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL  viral  load point-of-care test in Zimbabwe. The turnaround time is only  70 minutes, hence increasing the chances of initiating more people on Anti retro Viral Therapy (ART) and eliminating new transmissions. By Michael Gwarisa The move is in line with UNAIDS 90-90-90 target,  where 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status and another 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained…

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One Radiotherapy Machine For Zim

ZIMBABWE has five radiotherapy machines for cancer treatment with only one being functional while the rest are faulty.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Two machines are at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo while three are found at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare where the only functional one is housed. All the machines were purchased from a Switzerland based company named Varien. Briefing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Gender on Monday, Parirenyatwa consultant oncologist Dr Webster Kadzatsa said they long to see other machines work at their hospital. “Zimbabwe is among the…

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Create Cancer Levy Now- Gvt Told

THERE is need to create a Cancer Levy to fund for treatment of cancer patients in the country, medical doctors have said.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Modelled like the AIDS levy, the fund will help cancer patients access affordable treatment.This came out during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee On Gender Cancer Assessment tour around Harare’s hospitals. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Consultant Oncologist Dr Anna Mary Nyakabau told parliamentarians that patients were bearing the burden of expensive cancer treatment on their own. “Most of the patients we treat for cancer use money…

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Zim Needs Evidence Informed & Multisectoral National Alcohol policy

EIGHT years after the drafting of a Zimbabwe national Alcohol policy, nothing has materialised. The Ministry of Health and Child Care National Cancer strategy 2013-17 cited alcohol as a major risk factor for cancer, as a result, the Zimbabwe National Alcohol policy is a key component in the fight against cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases. By Enoch Musungwini Research has shown that alcohol is a risk factor for HIV transmission and the multisectoral efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe should also be supported by effective implementation and monitoring of the…

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Operation Of Hope To Conduct Free Cleft Lift Surgeries In Honor Of Tuku

THE all-Volunteer US and Canadian Surgical team, OPERATION OF HOPE dedicates their upcoming cleft surgical mission in Zimbabwe in honor of Oliver Mtukudzi, as they target 80 free facial reconstructive surgeries May 2019 Operation of Hope Celebrates 30 years of Good Works in 2019 Operation of Hope, a 30-year old, US/Canadian based surgical charity, is planning their 26th surgical mission to Zimbabwe. Since 2006, they have performed more than 5,000 free cleft surgeries for children and adults in Zimbabwe, alone. This mission, according to Jennifer Mora Trubenbach, CEO of Operation…

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