Politics and Society
Watch: Zimbabwe’s corrupt doctors selling ARVs on black market
Anti-retrovirals (ARVs) are supposed to be free for HIV positive people, but not in Harare, where some doctors sell the drugs on the black market
Al Jazeera’s award winning investigative series “Africa Investigates“, exposed how unscrupulous doctors are selling ARVs on the black market.
Journalist Cassim John went undercover to report the practice in the episode, “Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives” which Al Jazeera uploaded on November 20.
Tens of thousands die without access to ARVS, which aid agencies supply on condition that they are not resold yet the youth are mixing the drugs with weed to get high.
According to UN AIDS, Zimbabwe has an HIV prevalence rate of 15 percent.
Source: Africa Investigates