#COVID-19: ARVs Cost Could Go Up- UNAIDS Warns

THE COVID-19 could affect the availability, cost and distribution of antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines  in low- and middle-income countries around the world, a new UNAIDS study has revealed. HealthTimes Reporter According the study, the impact on production and logistics caused by COVID-19 could have a significant effect on antiretroviral therapy supply worldwide, but steps taken now could lessen the damage done. The UNAIDS survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their…

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NAC Hands Over ZW$1Mln Worth of COVID-19 PPE To Mash West Province

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) today donated a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) valued at ZW$1 000 000 in a move that will improve the province’s management of the disease which has already claimed 6 lives and infected 512 others. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the handover ceremony to officially hand over NAC procured COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health and Child Care and to launch HIV prevention models NAC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Bernard Madzima said the equipment was part of efforts meant to…

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African Sun Makes ZWL400 000 Worth Of Donations To Mvuma Hospital For COVID-19 Management

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ZIMBABWE’S leading leading hotel operations company, African Sun Limited has donated toiletry and kitchen utensils worth ZWL400 000 towards the COVID-19 in a bid to improve health and sanitation outcomes at Mvuma Hospital in the midlands province. By Michael Gwarisa  In a statement, African Sun Limited  Managing Director, Mr Ed Shangwa said they now regard health facilities as enablers to a the success of the tourism industry. As part of the clarion call from the Government in assisting to fight this serious pandemic COVID 19, African Sun Limited continues to…

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Zim Consulate In Joburg Closes After Two Officers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwean Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa has been temporarily closed after two its officers tested positive for COVID-19, a cabinet minister has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a media briefing, information and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mustvangwa said  the officers have already been isolated in a secluded lodge and most services are currently being offered online. On a sad note, the nation is informed that the Consulate in Johannesburg has temporarily closed after two confirmed cases of COVID19 were recorded among the officers.  The officers who tested positive…

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