Consultations were crucial before legalizing marijuana – CWGH

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has expressed concern over government’s failure to hold public consultations before legalizing mbanje or cannabis (marijuana) at a time the country is grappling with the problem of drug abuse, especially among the youth. HealthTimes Reporter CHWGH Executive Director, Itai Rusike told HealthTimes that the lack of consultation on such critical matters by government would plunge the nation into some irreversible future problems. “While the organisation does not doubt or discredit the medicinal benefits associated with cannabis, it is the lack of consultations and…

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CWGH Warns Gvt Over Firing Nurses…Urges Parties To Engage In Dialogue

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has called on government to engage in talks with bodies representing Nursing staff before proceeding with the drastic action of terminating their employment. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement in response to Vice President, retired General Constantine Chiwenga statement which announced the termination of employment for more thousands of nurses who participated in the industrial action, CWGH Executive director Itai Rusike said dialogue was the only way forward under the current situation. “The dismissal of the nurses, which was surprisingly endorsed by the highest…

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Gvt Should Come Clean On the Free Blood Initiative Financing-CWGH

… as fears of politicisation of health products grows The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has commended government for making blood and blood products free in public health institutions beginning next month, but expressed concern over the unclear funding mechanism for the drive. By Michael Gwarisa CWGH executive director Itai Rusike said the high cost of blood has been one of the major barriers that prevented ordinary Zimbabweans from accessing and enjoying their health entitlements and rights as enshrined in the country’s Constitution which stipulates that health is a…

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