Anti-smoking group warns against British America Tobacco


Anti-tobacco lobbyists fear dealings between British America Tobacco (BAT) and government will slow down the process of designing an efficient tobacco control law.

Anti Tobacco Network (ATN) has condemned partnerships between BAT and key stakeholders in the wake of bribery revelations in African states with the intention of opposing the passage of anti-tobacco legislature. The revelations were made this week through a BBC investigation.

Initially the bill was scheduled to be presented before Parliament during the ongoing November sitting, however it appears it will only be discussed next year. 

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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