Improving emergency care vital

Improving emergency care vitalI. Rusike, E. Sharara, C. Chimhete and T. MunouyaIn front of us in one of our rural districts is a road accident with injured passengers including children.They are distressed – the local public hospital has no ambulance and they are trying to find enough money to assure the private ambulance service that they will be able to pay the fee before they will send the ambulance.The fee is more than they can afford, but if they don’t find someone to pay and get people to care quickly…

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Chronicle scribe scoops health reporter award

Chronicle reporter Thandeka Moyo (left) receives a certificate and a trophy from Mr Douglas Moyo, the Bulawayo National Aids Council officer (right), while Mr Nobert Dube of the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) looks on during the CWGH Health reporting journalists awards at a Bulawayo hotel on Friday. Thandeka won the best CWGH health reporter award Cynthia Dube, Chronicle ReporterTHE Chronicle’s award winning journalist Thandeka Moyo last Friday scooped the 2017 Maternal, Child and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Award.Moyo, The Chronicle’s health reporter was named the winner of the…

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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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A Study To Enhance Transparency And Accountability In The Management Of Health Related Issues In The Extractive Industries

A Study To Enhance Transparency And Accountability In The Management Of Health Related Issues In The Extractive Industries CWGH with support from OSISA is undertaking this study in order to describe the current mining practices in Southern Africa including, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambiuque, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia with a special focus on community participation in mining. In this work, CWGH seeks to conduct a review of the use of health, social and environmental responsibility approaches to promote health-related actions in the operations of extractive industries – particularly relating…

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