Zimbabwe’s parliament does not joke around about public health

26 Jun

Say what you will about democracy in Zimbabwe, the politicians are really committed to public health:

A group of legislators in Zimbabwe had themselves circumcised last week to set a good example for the country, most in an impromptu surgical theater in a tent in Parliament House…

President Robert Mugabe recently said he worried that some of his political allies were dying of AIDS. He called on politicians to get tested and reveal the results to help reduce the stigma.

Full NYT article here.

I don’t really have anything snide to say about this one. Way to subvert negative expectations Zimbabwean politicians!


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