TYPHOID DRIVEN BY CORRUPTION AND MISMANAGEMENT

Mfundo Mlilo

Typhoid Driven by Corruption and Mismanagement  By Byron Mutingwende A combination of corruption and gross mismanagement on the part of the government and local authorities has led to the outbreak of typhoid, civic organisations have said. This emerged at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) on Monday, January 6, 2017 held in Harare. The meeting was a culmination of CHRA’s engagement with various civic society organizations and State actors following the typhoid outbreak in Harare that has so far claimed two lives since December 2016.…

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Floods to worsen Zimbabwe’s health woes

FLOODED rivers and homes, collapsing infrastructure, uncollected garbage, rotting vegetables at vegetable markets, clogged storm water drains and traffic jams caused by flooded streets have all become talking points on social media as Zimbabweans try to laugh off their otherwise appalling conditions. The incessant rains, some of the heaviest the country has seen in recent times — though a welcome relief after two consecutive seasons of erratic rainfall — have triggered heavy flooding countrywide and has given the largely jobless population something to yap about on social media. But, many…

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CWGH National Annual Meeting and AGM

CWGH 23rd National Annual Meeting and AGM CWGH 23rd National Annual Meeting and AGM The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) is holding its 23rd National Annual Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 16th and 17th of November 2016 respectively at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The meeting will run under the theme “Leaving no one behind in National Health: What should Zimbabwe’s contribution be?” The CWGH will use the opportunity to review national health issues of concern and propose strategies for enhancing the health sector and…

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CWGH nominated to influential national health committees

CWGH nominated to influential national health committees The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has nominated the CWGH to the National Maternal Deaths Surveillance and Response (MDSR) committee and the National Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH-A) following the organisation’s sterling work in improving maternal and child health in Zimbabwe. Some of the functions of the MDSR committee include reviewing maternal deaths reported in the last quarter as captured by the MDSR system and HMIS with the aim of assessing timely identification, notification/reporting, review and response as…

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Primary health care concerns mount

Primary health care concerns mount November 27, 2011  Speaking at CWGH’s 18th national meeting last week, the organisation’s executive director Itai Rusike said there was potential for rebuilding Zimbabwe’s health system from the bottom up. “Putting in place a national PHC strategy, backed by clear service entitlements, with resources effectively applied to community and primary care levels of the health system could be an entry point to wider PHC oriented changes,” said Rusike. “And for the communities and local health workers, it’s a matter of common sense to address health…

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Cancer advocacy budget wins plaudits

Cancer advocacy budget wins plaudits  Wendy Muperi • 9 January 2014 HARARE – Government has won plaudits for allocating funds for cancer advocacy in the 2014 National Budget. Itai Rusike, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) executive director, said the allocation was a positive development. “A new line item, Cancer Advocacy has been allocated $500 000,” Rusike said in a post-budget analysis, describing it as a positive development in government’s latest financial plan. Junior Mavu, Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (Caz) general manager, said the country will have to maintain the…

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