Five Americans have been accused of distributing AIDS-related medicines in Zimbabwe. It is alleged that two doctors, two nurses, and an organiser were giving these drugs to poor people without the supervision of a pharmacist or proper licenses.
All of them were taken into police custody and were sent to Harare Central police station on Saturday.
The church in Oakland, California, which sent these people on a mission, mentioned that some kind of miscommunication had happened. The church officials are expecting that they will be released at the earliest and will be sent back home.
The job of the doctors and nurses was to offer care in the capital of Harare and at the Mother of Peace Orphanage in the town of Mutoko.
Rev. Theophous Reagans, who is the Minister of Global Missions at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, said that the group sent for the mission is in good health and will soon be released. He also mentioned about the good relationship between authorities and people of Zimbabwe.
The church is involved in charity work and since the year 2000, the members provide antiretroviral drugs, vitamins, clothing, and food items to the downtrodden people of Zimbabwe, who are mainly suffering from AIDS.
It is worth noting that people in many parts of Africa are deprived of many lifesaving drugs due to poor health system and weak economic status of the country.
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