CWGH@20 (1998-2018): Consolidating 2 Decades of Organising People’s Power for Health
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH). It was born in early 1998, to lead and give visibility to community processes in health in Zimbabwe. Over the years, the CWGH has positioned itself as a voice in the health sector and built community power, organizing involvement of communities in health actions within their communities and around Primary Health Care, whether within the community on Health Literacy, Health Governance or mobilizing resources to support health centres. These are being done through community level initiatives with limited external support.
And now, it’s time to celebrate!
We invite you to participate in the story telling and celebrations to be held concurrently with CWGH’s 25th Annual National Meeting in Harare from the 8th to the 9th of November 2018.
Health is your Right and Responsibility
Open Letter for the Zimbabwe President – Elect to prioritise “Strengthening of Primary Health Care to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals”
Congratulation Mr Rusike
The CWGH would like to congratulate its Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike for being nominated into the National Validation Committee for dual Elimination of HIV & Syphilis in Zimbabwe. The appointment is in line with the Plan for elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV & Syphilis (2018-2022) in the country.
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.
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...
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