HPA Warns Errant Herbal Medicines Merchants

THE Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe (HPA) has told companies and individuals dealing in herbal medicines to comply with the law or face closure. By Michael Gwarisa This comes at the back of uncontrolled mushrooming of herbal dealers who are diagnosing patients, prescribing and dispensing herbal treatments at very high prices as well as offering body scans through methods that have not been approved by the country’s regulatory authorities such as the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), the Natural Therapists Association (NTA), the Radiation Protection Authority (RAPAZ) as well…

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Zim To Host African Medical Councils Conference

ZIMBABWE  is set to host the 23rd edition of the Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) conference  from 17 to 21 July, 2019 in the resort town of  Victoria Falls. By Kudakwashe Pembere The conference brings together about 250 delegates from 20 African countries under one roof to discuss how health regulators can contribute to the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). Themed ”The Role Of The Health Regulator In The Delivery Of Universal Health Coverage’, the conference is co-hosted by Health Professions Authority (HPA) Zimbabwe and the Medical…

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Obadiah Moyo Defends Ministerial Appointment

HEALTH and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo on Friday publicly broke his silence against reports trying to discredit his ministerial appointment. By Kudakwashe Pembere Press reports alongside social media rants allegedly claiming he was a ‘medical imposter’ not fit for the job had turned to popular belief. Reports alleged he was not a registered medical practitioner with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe, neither was he schooled in West Indies nor the UK. But Dr Moyo who makes it a habit to digress into the ‘medical achievements’ memory…

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