American doctors arrested in Zimbabwe

Posted Sep 11, 2010 by Samuel Okocha
Police have arrested four American doctors accused of running a pharmacy without proper licenses in the southern African country of Zimbabwe, a Lawyer said on Saturday.
Harare  Zimbabwe from the Kopje
Harare, Zimbabwe from the Kopje
The Associated Press reports that lawyer Jonathan Samukange said the four Americans were arrested late Friday along with two Zimbabwean doctors.
Samukange said contrary to police claims the doctors have the right licenses and were only supervising a pharmacy that mainly gave out AIDS medications.
He said they were yet to be formally charged but are expected to appear in court on Monday. The lawyer said the doctors worked for a church-related aid group but did not specify which one.
Zimbabwe’s health care system has reportedly improved since the installation of the national unity government in 2009, but Health Minister Henry Madzorera has said shortages of critical staff such as doctors and midwives remain a major challenge.