PSI Zimbabwe Treats 10 000 Cervical Cancer Cases

OVER 125 000 women have to date been screened for cervical cancer with 10 000 receiving treatment at Population Services International Zimbabwe’s New Start Centres. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by PSI Zimbabwe Deputy Country Representative Dr Ngonidzashe Madidi last week. “With support from DFID and the Swedish Embassy, PSI has cumulatively screened over 125,000 women to date for precancerous lesions and treated over 10,000 women with precancerous lesions through the New Start Centre Network,” he said. The organisation is looking at making women collect samples from HPV DNA screening…

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NatPharm Returns To Zimbabwe Informed Push

THE National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) has temporarily shelved the Zimbabwe Assisted Push and Pull System (ZAPPS) reverting back to the Zimbabwe Informed Push hoping to improve availability of medicines in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere This move is expected to mitigate shortages of medicines in the country where remote government health institutions are the hardest hit. Early this month, the Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo fumed at NatPharm management directing them to resolve the issue of medicines distribution. Speaking with HealthTimes, NatPharm Managing Director Mrs Florah Sifeku…

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