doctor solomon guramatunhu at work 18-08-10.jpgMedical experts and practitioners from across all specialties in the country are meeting in the resort town of Victoria Falls to discuss challenges and possible solutions to the country’s health delivery system. 

The country’s health sector is slowly recovering after years of decline due to sanctions.

The sector was also hit hard by brain drain as hundreds of qualified practitioners left the country for the so called greener pastures.

Medical practitioners and experts who are registered with the Zimbabwe Medical Association are convening this week to deliberate on issues affecting medical practice in the country and how best the sector can be financed.

ZIMA Secretary General, Dr Tapiwanashe Bwakura said other issues to be discussed include the supply of drugs, medical consumables and the issue of HIV and AIDS.

“We are going to be sharing ideas and exchanging notes on clinical best practices which we had diverted from due to economic hardships.

“The meeting is also drawing researchers and pharmacists which means many issues are going to be discussed,” said Dr Bwakura.

Other issues on the agenda of the three day meeting beginning this Thursday are the rebuilding of the anesthetic workforce, medical fees in the public and private health sectors, traditional medicines, mental health care as well as the quality of laboratory services.