PCD Diagnostics Covers Digital Thermometers Gap

 Zimbabwean government and private hospitals received digital thermometers from Germany headquarter ed company Drager through its local agent PCD Diagnostics last week. By Kudakwashe Pembere Over 100 digital thermometers were handed over to the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe at Harare Central Hospital. “We had a donation on Friday at Harare Hospital. This was a follow up because last year, from the 21th to the 24th of May we held a Neonatal ICU training at our Draeger Offices in Sandburg. So in attendance there were Government and private hospitals. “Mainly there…

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MCAZ Cautions Against Deceiving Medicine Advertisements

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has raised a red flag over what it deemed spurious advertisements on print, TV and radio media purporting to treat life threatening conditions. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a circular issued on Saturday, MCAZ Director General Ms Gugu Mahlangu dissuaded the media from advertising medicines for about 30 medical conditions. “In implementing the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act, [Chapter 15.03] and its regulations it has come to the attention of the Authority that some media, printing and publishing houses are advertising a variety…

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Zim University Clinics Not SRH Youth Friendly

ON campus health facilities are not youth friendly as they are manned by senior citizens who have negative and judgemental attitudes towards young people, a top gender and women’s rights advocate has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a panel at a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHRH) dialogue at the University Of Zimbabwe (UZ), Musasa Project Executive Director, Netty Musanhu said it was high time tertiary institutions adopt a robust approach to the issue of advancing comprehensive SRHR services to University students. “The problem is that when it comes…

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Zimbabwe Signs MoU With Swiss Pharmaceutical Giant

ZIMBABWE signed a memorandum of understanding with a Swiss headquartered pharmaceutical company Novartis for patients to access medicines for non-communicable diseases at nominal prices. By Kudakwashe Pembere The signing ceremony done last week will see Zimbabwe each person get medicines for NCDs such as hypertension, diabetes and breast cancer for a dollar a month from Novartis’s unit, Sandoz DD. Speaking after the announcement of the MoU, Dr Moyo expressed confidence that the collaboration would help provide improved health care and reduce preventable deaths. “The issue of access to medicines is…

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