Friday, 11 July 2014

Zimbabwe enters medical history books

THE FIRST of July was a historic day for Zimbabwe as the country successfully performed its first major operation to separate twins who were joined at birth.

 Previously, such rare operations were done outside the country due to various factors including lack of expertise and medical equipment.

However, history was achieved early this month when a locally assembled team of 50 medical experts broke new grounds in medical history by successfully separating twins who were joined at birth.

The twins born in April were joined from the lower chest to the upper abdomen and shared a liver. Births of conjoined twins is a rare phenomenon world-wide, which occur once in every 200 000 live births, according to medical statistics. Read More....


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