Six months supply for people on ARV

Runesu Gwidi |  1 year ago | top

The National AIDS Council (NAC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care has introduced a six-month medication disbursement system in a bid to avoid defaulting by patients on antiretroviral treatment.

In a statement, NAC Masvingo provincial manager Mr Aggripa Zizhou said the new system in which a six months supply of HIV-AIDS medication is dispensed at once seeks to reduce cases of defaulting patients as well as avoid the risk of them crossing flooded rivers to health centers for refill.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority(ZINWA) recently launched a countrywide campaign aimed at sensitising the public against attempting to cross flooded rivers. 

The campaign has also been amplified by traditional leaders following an upsurge in cases of drowning.