Unicef Zimbabwe urges government to invest in newborn health

Government should invest in approaches that improve the monitoring of newborn health, the UNICEF Representative in Zimbabwe said on Friday. By Kuda Pembere Addressing the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) conference Dr. Tajudeen Oyewale said it was important to invest in research and approaches that enhance newborn health. “I call on both the Government and experts to invest more in innovative approaches to monitor newborn health, especially at the community and improve referral linkages to facilities. At the same time, new investment in Implementation research to allow us to better understand the current…

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Critical Drugs Shortage Persist…ZIMA Blasts Government

THE Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) has taken a swipe at government for failing to address the medicines and drugs shortage,  amidst indications that the situation in the health sector is worsening by the day.   By Michael Gwarisa Through their Micro-blogging site, Twitter, ZIMA said even though government claims to have allocated funds towards the procurement of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies, they were yet to realize the effects of such a gesture as health conditions were deteriorating on a daily basis and lives were being lost on daily basis. “ZIMA…

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ZIMA Pleads With Gvt To Revoke Marijuana Farming License

THE Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) has pleaded with government to reverse its recently announced intentions to license Marijuana farming for medicinal purposes saying it could lead to a spike in drug abuse and dependence. By Michael Gwarisa Through their micro-blogging site @ZimMedicalAssociation,  ZIMA said they had strong reservations to the whole process and licensing should be strictly monitored and not generalised. “One of the drivers of drug dependence is increased access. Legalising cannibis may drive cannibis dependence. We urge the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to reconsider. By…

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