Parents Urged To Present Childhood Cancers Early

PARENTS are presenting their children late for diagnosis of Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye) and Wilms Tumor (cancer of the kidney) resulting in increased child mortality in the country, medical experts have said. By Kudakwashe Pembere These are the leading causes of cancer deaths among children aged three years and below in Zimbabwe. Retinablastoma is a rare form of cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye An ophthalmologist from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, and a paediatric surgeon form Harare Central…

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Mthuli Ncube Meets Global Fund Team Over 2% Tax…Gvt Agrees To Resolve Anomaly

TREASURY is willing to address the 2 percent Intermediated Money Transfer Tax burden on recipients of the Global Fund money. By Kudakwashe Pembere This follows complaints by recipients implementing health programs funded by the Global Fund, that Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube’s 2 percent tax is wading into forbidden territory. The Global Fund team  had a meeting with the Finance Minister over the 2 percent issue and domestic resource mobilisation. In an exclusive interview with HealthTimes,  Grant Management Division Head Mr Mark Edington said they had fruitful deliberations with the…

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