India’s First Tranche of Medicines Arrives

ZIMBABWE has started receiving medicines from the Indian Government that were pledged by the country’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu last year. By Kudakwashe Pembere During the donation at National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) Harare warehouse, India Ambassador To Zimbabwe Mr Rungsung Masakui said this was the first tranche to arrive into the country. “This is a donation committed by my vice president during his visit here in November 2018. The medicines are critical for the population, for the people as the deputy minister has indicated. So these boxes are more than…

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Nyaope Madness Hits Zimbabwe…Youths Mixing ARVs With Mbanje To Get High

ZIMBABWEANS are abusing an antiretroviral drug, Tenolam Efavirenz (Tenolam E) to get high which has forced health workers to tightly monitor the collection routine of these pills, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere The drug mixture is called Nyaope or Whoonga in South Africa and is a blend of HIV medications, Heroin, and rat poison. Speaking at the International Drug Abuse Day Commemorations in Mabvuku organized by an  antidrug abuse startup Evaluate My Future, Mabvuku Satellite Clinic Acting Sister-In-Charge Sister Gillian Tavhanya said they learnt this rampant abuse after observing…

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DTG Won’t Be Forced On Citizens- Ministry

PEOPLE Living With HIV (PLHIV) and on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) still have the option to continue taking other ART options apart from Dolutogravir (DTG) based regimens  since the process is not compulsory, a ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) official has said. By Michael Gwarisa in Gweru Zimbabwe commenced its transition process from Tenovir/Lamuvidene/Efavirens to Dolutegravir (DTG) in May 2019, and the transition procedure will be completed by February 2020. Briefing a women living with HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) workshop organised by PAPWC/ZIM,  ZWLHNF and UNAIDS,…

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