Health Ministry in US$9m Health Resilience Fund boost

By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Ministry received medicines and equipment for use in maternal and neonatal care as well as cholera care from the Health Resilience Fund worth over US$9 million. Speaking at the handover ceremony held at the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) warehouse, Deputy Health and Child Care Minister Honorable Sleiman Kwidini commended the funding and implementing partners of the HRF for procuring these medical essentials noting they will take the country to greater heights in its quest to provide quality healthcare. “You know how difficult…

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Biden administration plans major cuts to AIDS relief programs in Africa

The Biden administration plans to cut funding by more than 6 percent in fiscal 2025 from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the 21-year-old program credited with saving millions of lives in Africa, a senior PEPFAR official told POLITICO. The State Department, which oversees the program, confirmed the cuts. The department has gradually spent down a glut in the PEPFAR budget from years in which funding from Congress exceeded State’s ability to spend it, said a department spokesperson who, like the PEPFAR official, was granted anonymity to discuss sensitive…

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