CWGH Donates US$50k worth of goods to Cyclone Idai…Health Workers to benefit

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), has handed over US$50 000 worth of goods comprising of consumable and non-consumable items to the Cyclone Idai affected communities in Manicaland. By Michael Gwarisa A total of 100 households are set to benefit and these also include vulnerable members of society, healthcare workers and village or community health workers who were also affected by the cyclone. Speaking at the handover event, CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said health workers were being side-lined in most donations despite the fact they were also…

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WHO Approves Abbott’s Breakthrough HIV Diagnosis Technology

ABBOTT’s HIV Point-of Care Test technology, the m-PIMA™ HIV-1/2 VL has become the world’s first point of care viral load diagnostic test to receive the World Health Organisation (WHO) prequalification approval (WHO PQ). HealthTimes Reporter The development comes after it emerged after rigorous tests and trails which proved that Abbott’s technology meets global standards of quality, safety and efficiency. The test received CE Mark in December 2018. “m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL is the only truly portable molecular point-of-care test designed specifically for use in resource-limited settings such as in sub-Saharan Africa,”…

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