CWGH 22nd National Conference & AGM in Pictures

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We are a network of civic/community based organizations who aim to collectively enhance community participation in health in Zimbabwe. The CWGH was formed in early 1998 to take up health issues of common concern. The approximately 40 organizations in the CWGH include national membership organizations that have branches across the country, while others have areas-specific membership (such as the residents associations). The CWGH was registered as a trust in 2002 and transformed into a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) in 2014, Registration No: 01/2014. CWGH has district level chapters in about 40 districts across Zimbabwe.

"This was a very useful course for civil societies, too. CSOs tend to be associated as just noise makers, but we also need to be sophisticated. We need this kind of capacity building to be able to engage us to a higher level, such as policy makers, government officials and other stakeholders in health delivery systems...etc. This course definitely empowered us [to advocate UHC]. “ ... Read More

CWGH Annual National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015

15 October 2015
CWGH Annual National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM)  2015

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) will be holding its Annual National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 21st and 22nd of October 2015 respectively at the Cresta Jameson Hotel in Harare. The conference will review national health issues of concern and propose strategies for enhancing the health sector and in particular the community participation in health. The CWGH is a strong advocate for promary health care and preventative health and strengthening district health systems.

Second Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage conducted in Barcelona

13 August 2015

The second WHO Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low and Middle Income Countries took place in Barcelona, Spain from 8 to 12 June 2015. A total of 54 participants from 31 countries came together for this one-week-long training course to discuss how health financing policy can be used to improve health system performance in support of the goals of universal health coverage. The course focused specifically on the context of low and middle income countries and complements the Barcelona Course on Health Financing which focuses on the WHO European Region. More details available here Health Financing Course

Effects of the Supreme Court Judgment on Health

29 July 2015
Effects of the Supreme Court Judgment on Health

Several thousands of employees in the country have lost their jobs and therefore livelihoods less than two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling that allows employers to terminate contracts of employment upon issuing three months’ notice to their employees without paying retrenchments packages. The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) is a network of civic/community-based organizations that aim to collectively enhance community participation in health in Zimbabwe, while promoting governance, social accountability and the social determinants of health. We therefore identify with the anxiety and the various stresses of the affected employees who did not expect to lose their jobs at such a short notice and therefore were ill-prepared to face the effects of unexpected financial and occupational loss.

UHCD Press Release

23 June 2015

12th of December 2014, first-ever UHD International DayUniversal Health Coverage network to be launched in Africa on UHC Day •Universal Health Coverage aim to ensure everybody access to the health care needed no matter of their income and without the risk of financial ruin due to its cost. •To move the continent toward UHC health budgets need to increase and out of pocket payment need to be abolished.

ICASA Zimbabwe 2015 in Pictures

Shared Responsibility Global Solidarity FFD3‬, CWGH Executive Director Mr. Itai Rusike with the Zimbabwe Secretary of Economic Planning and Investment Dr Desire Sibanda in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Health Assembly in Geneva

Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director and Coordinator Africa Civil Society Network for Universal Health Coverage, Mr Itai Rusike...