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The problem drug patents pose for developing countries
Explainer: the problem drug patents pose for developing countries Erica Penfold, South African Institute of International Affairs Patents and restrictions on intellectual property have become more problematic for developing nations in the last decade. At the centre of the storm is the development and influx of inexpensive generic medicines that developing countries need to treat […]
We have won the battle against HIV but not the stigma
We have won the battle against HIV “virus” but not the stigma As I see it by Dr Brighton Chireka “He/she is HIV positive and is spreading it ” are the headlines in some online news sites or social media pages. Some people take it upon themselves to “inform the public” about the HIV status […]
Chemotherapy killing half of cancer patients ?
Chemotherapy killing half of cancer patients . Is that true ? By Dr Brighton Chireka A lot of studies are thrown at me everyday by people who want to convince me to agree with them. It goes without saying that a good study adds credibility to the point being made . Just because something is […]
So you are a doctor or partner of a doctor?
So you are a doctor or partner of a doctor ? By Dr Brighton Chireka Growing up in the 70s and 80s we were only encouraged to be either a doctor , nurse or a teacher . Interestingly my older siblings went into the medical and teaching profession and myself I was no exception. Society […]
World stroke Day raising awareness about stroke
World Stroke Day 29th October 2016 By Dr Brighton Chireka Today is the World Stroke Day. We observe this on October 29 to raise awareness about the serious nature and high rates of stroke. We want people to be aware about the prevention and treatment of this condition and ensure better care and support for […]
let’s talk about oral health
Dental/Oral Health and Your overall Health and Wellness By Ingrid Muhambi If you are like me, growing up in the 80s and 90s in Zimbabwe, the only time I ever got to see a dentist was when I had a toothache. I was at the dentist’s office and the troublesome tooth was promptly removed. I […]