Hundreds Turn Up For Cleft Lip/Palate Screening At Harare Central Hospital

OPERATION of Hope began cleft lip and cleft palate screening on Sunday at Harare Central Hospital following 48 successful surgeries in Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. By Kudakwashe Pembere Targeting about 60 patients at Harare Hospital, this program supported by Schweppes Zimbabwe and Harare Central Rotary Club will take about a week. Speaking to journalists, Harare Hospital Clinical Director Dr Christopher Pasi said they do these operations at their hospital but usually end up with a huge backlog. “This program is important for us because this deformity that babies are born…

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Demystifying Dolutegravir based antiretroviral drug regimens

ZIMBABWE recently joined other nations to adopt the new HIV treatment regimens that contain Dolutegravir (DTG).  The complete transition process for Zimbabwe however, will not take less than 10 months to be fully implemented considering that the country has over a million people on first line HIV medicines. By Michael Gwarisa and Dr. Simbarashe Mabaya Countries  adopt normative guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is based on rigorous review and analysis of scientific evidence. Based on this review WHO develops recommendations which make up the next guidelines. Countries…

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