Nurses’ shortage hits Binga . . . unqualified village health workers man clinic

Unqualified village health workers in Binga are reportedly manning a clinic located about 180 kilometres from Binga District Hospital. Chunga Clinic, which is the furthest public health centre from Binga Centre, is difficult to access due to a poor road network and also has poor telephone network. Binga North Member of Parliament Mr Prince Madubeko Sibanda said the district, which is a high risk area for malaria, was failing to access healthcare due to a shortage of nurses. He said village health workers were forced to take on the job…

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Village health workers earn $14

June 24, 2017 in News Village health workers across the country’s provinces earn a paltry $14 each month, given to them on a quarterly basis by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other development partners, it has been revealed.By Vanessa Gonye The workers move around communities educating people on preventing and treating common ailments related to HIV, typhoid and tuberculosis among others. Speaking at the Community Working Group on Health annual national meeting in Harare on Thursday, Binga North Member of Parliament, Prince Sibanda, who is also a member…

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