Doctors speak out against Mudede utterances

The Zimbabwe Society for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ZSCOG) has spoken out against utterances by Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede that women should not use hormonal contraception because they were “harmful”.

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The society said it was concerned by the “unfortunate announcement” which contained erroneous conclusions based on “dubious scientific information”.

“It is bound to cause confusion, alarm and despondency among women who are currently using hormonal contraception,” the association said.

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UHCD Press Release

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.

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Male involvement in community care crucial

For long, community based voluntary work has been a reserve for women. From the days of the popular “mbuya utsanana” the trend continued with Community Home Based Care (CHBCs) givers and Village Health Workers being dominated by female volunteers. Although there is a wide range of voluntary community activities a number of them revolve around health and HIV/AIDS.

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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.

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

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