Global Aid To Host 2nd Annual Albinism Health Fair

GLOBAL Aid Missions Zimbabwe (GAM), a non-governmental organization that supports people with Albinism will be hosting its 2nd Annual Albinism Health Fair on Saturday 22nd of June at the Harare Gardens. By Michael Gwarisa The health fair is a celebration of the International Albinism Awareness Day (I.A.A.D) which was declared by the U.N on 13 June 2015 to end harmful practices, ostracization, discrimination, stigmatization and vile attacks against people with Albinism. In a statement, GAM said the fair would go a long way in addressing issues affecting living albinism in…

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Study for a child-friendly HIV treatment begins in Uganda

THE first patients have been enrolled in a potentially ground-breaking trial in Uganda for a capsule of granules containing four HIV drugs that can be easily administered to young children. Known as the ‘4-in-1,’ this sweet-tasting ‘fixed-dose combination’ could constitute a quantum leap in care for kids living with HIV, replacing a generation of sub-optimal HIV treatments that are difficult to give to children, or no longer recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The phase I/II study, called LOLIPOP, will provide clinical data on the 4-in-1 in infants and…

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NatPharm boss jailed for inflating drug prices

NATIONAL Pharmaceuticals (NatPharm) managing director Newman Madzikwa was yesterday jailed for an effective 14 months after he was found guilty of criminal abuse of office in relation to the arbitrary increase of drug prices. SOURCE: The Herald The price increases, with the effect of precipitating a crisis in the sector and endangering public health, were against the directive of the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the NatPharm board. Harare regional magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya initially sentenced Madzikwa to 20 months in jail before suspending six months for five…

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