Zimplats contributes to maternal health

Zimplats contributes to maternal health

By Daniel Chigundu Giant platinum miners Zimplats says it has splashed around US$12 000 towards the completion of a maternity wing at Gora Clinic in Mhondoro. Many rural clinics in the country have no proper maternity facilities for pregnant women, a development which has resulted in some having to give birth at home or at the roadside on their to distance clinics. Proper maternity facilities are one of the requirements in trying to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to child which at most times occurs during birth. Maternity facilities…

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Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

By Daniel Chigundu NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) finance director Albert Manenji says there is need to put more efforts in HIV/Aids prevention as it is cheaper than treatment. Zimbabwe has about 1.2 million people living with HIV/Aids and only about 1.029 million are on medication. A month supply of ARVs for a single person according to NAC is about $7.16 which translated to about US$7 million for the number of people on the medication at the moment. Addressing online journalists at a workshop, Manenji said the treatment was the biggest…

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