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.
Doctors’ strike mirrors lack of political will to address causes of perennial job action
IT is very said that Zimbabwe has once again been plunged into a serious health crisis following a job action by junior doctors who are demanding better remunerations, working conditions and the unfreezing the ban on health posts and the general absence of tools of their trade in the country’s hospitals and clinics.
The doctors are also demanding a review of the current on-call allowance and to import vehicles into the country duty free. What is most disturbing is that these demands are not new as the doctors have been raising the same issues for the past five years, with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) each time promising... Read More
Community Outreach Sensitization and Mobilization for the Public Health Act (Amendment) Bill Public Hearings-2018
The Community Working Group on Health, (CWGH) welcomes the opportunity afforded to Zimbabweans to provide input into the supreme health law of the country. It is important to have communities come out and participate during the public hearings on the Public Health Act (Amendment) Bill to ensure that their views and perceptions have been incorporated into the final Bill and that it addresses community needs as enshrined in the nation’s Constitution.
Following a number of public health blunders that have seen resurgence of previously controlled diseases, unnecessary death, disability and suffering of Zimbabweans, it is imperative to have a shared vision and mission for public health across national stakeholders...