Zim researchers reluctant in applying for research licenses of Medicinal Cannabis

ONLY two research licenses for the cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis in Zimbabwe have been issued to date by the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) while 57 were given to those who want to grow it for export purposes. By Kuda Pembere A year ago, 57 local and foreign companies were given the license to grow the medicinal cannabis. A Cannabis Roundtable Meeting last Wednesday heard from MCAZ Regulatory Officer Mr Clive Kamhoti that the Regulator observed little interest in researching about Medicinal Cannabis amongst applicants. I do agree that…

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We need to avert teen pregnancies in SADC to build back better

Young Preganant Women

The 2gether 4 SRHR programme (UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO) in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, hosted a dialogue on high-impact practices on 11 September 2022, to avert teen pregnancies in the SADC region. By Staff Reporter The hybrid discussion was a call to action for decision-makers and public health professionals to ensure teenage pregnancy is curbed. University of Cape Town researcher Silinganisiwe Dzumbunu highlighted that key drivers of teenage pregnancy include poverty, natural disasters and climate change that lead to food and resource insecurity, and harmful cultural…

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