Poor Health Delivery Systems In Zim Prisons

THE Research and Advocacy Unit has bemoaned the state of healthcare delivery in prisons citing shortage of staff and medication needing urgent redress. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a policy brief released on Wednesday, RAU urges government and prison administrators to ensure that inmates right to is adequately protected and clearly stipulated. “Therefore, prison administrations have a responsibility to ensure that inmates receive proper health care and that prison conditions promote the wellbeing of both prisoners and prison staff. Health care staff must deal with inmates primarily as patients and not…

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President Mugabe Appointed WHO Ambassador

HealthTimes Reporter  President Robert Mugabe has been appointed the World Health Organisation (WHO) Ambassador for Africa to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart diseases. President Mugabe will work with national and local politicians to highlight the heavy economic and health burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), United Nations health agency said. WHO director-general Tedros Ad-hanom Ghebreyesus said President Mugabe’s appointment would enable governments to “strengthen our response together” to these “major public health challenges”. NCDs and injuries are responsible for 43 million deaths each year, according…

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