Category: Health

Eye cataract operations set for Rusape

doctor solomon guramatunhu at work 18-08-10.jpgScores of people in Rusape and surrounding areas are expected to benefit from eye cataract operations when the Eyes for Africa team visits the area between the 23rd and the 24th of September to perform operations.

The operations which are carried out from time to time in different parts of the country are going to be held in Rusape where scores of people who cannot afford to pay for the eye operations will have the opportunity to be operated on free of charge.

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Include informal workers in health services

sithembiso-nyoni.jpgGovernment has urged the private sector to enhance access to provision of health services for all citizens by including informal workers in social services schemes.

 

The informal sector has been marginalised from social service schemes and benefits including medical aid schemes due to the casual nature of the industry which makes service providers skeptical of investing in it. 

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Manufacture ARVs: NAC

arv.jpgThe National Aids Council has urged local drug manufacturing companies to come on board and venture into manufacturing of anti-retroviral drugs to make the drugs more affordable.

The call follows a recent development which saw a local pharmaceutical company getting World Health Organisation certification to manufacture ARVs.

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Strategy to improve sanitation imperative

 

water and sanitation rural 14.09.10.jpgStakeholders in the water and sanitation sector say they is need to promote sanitation facilities in rural areas so as to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by half the population of people without access to proper sanitation by 2015. 

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