Natpharm Gets 6 Months Cotrimoxazole Funding

THE National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NTAPHARM) says it has secured funding to procure uninterrupted six months supply of  cotrimoxazole an antibiotic used for various bacterial infection and is used by people living with HIV who have a CD4 count of less than 250. By Catherine Murombedzi Speaking at a sensitization meeting for the Northern Region People Living with HIV, Meaningful Involvement People Living with HIV (MIPA) in Kadoma, Natpharm Acting Director, Mr Davison Vuragu said, “The Global Fund, (GF) has funded the six months purchase of cotrimoxazole. With funding…

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Fiscal Austerity and the health sector

OVER the years, analysis of the Health budget has tended to restrict itself to examining conformity with the Abuja Declaration which state that at least 15% of the national budget must be allocated to health. By Taurai Nyandoro Nonetheless, the approach presents limitations in that it reduces us to celebrate a mere satisfaction of the 15% threshold, without evaluating the salient propositions on specific allocations such as unbalanced appropriations in favour of policy and administration versus direct service delivery and value for money. The latter becomes important taken in light…

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