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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Accountability Loop Budget Advocacy (ALBA) Programme

Accountability Loop Budget Advocacy – Pushing Zimbabwe’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) agenda forward ALBA is being implemented through a partnership that includes Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), Actionaid and Save the Children with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of the Accountability Loop Budget Advocacy is to ensure that pregnant women and children under 5 years old in Zimbabwe have access to free healthcare services through budget advocacy. The project seeks to add value to the on-going national advocacy and media strategies of…

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Promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights for Young People

Promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights for Young People Background The CWGH Youth Programme was initiated in 2004 to equip young people with information and skills to address reproductive health issues affecting them.  The programme is being implemented in 10 of the CWGH areas namely: Tsholotsho, Gweru, Plumtree, Bulawayo, Arcturus, Hwange, Vic Falls, Mutare, Filabusi and Chiredzi. Young people are trained as peer educators and peer counsellors and equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to disseminate information to their peers in a youth friendly environment.  Each area works closely…

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Strengthening Social Accountability Monitoring and Responsiveness to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Strengthening Social Accountability Monitoring and Responsiveness to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights The Strengthening Social Accountability Monitoring and Responsiveness to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) is an Oxfam-funded project under the Securing Rights in the context of HIV and AIDS Programme (SRP).  The SRP initiative aims to mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS and uphold the rights of people infected and affected by the epidemic, especially women and girls, persons with disabilities, young people, in particular those born and living with HIV and mobile populations to exercise their…

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Community Monitoring and Public Accountability for HIV/Aids Resources and Services

Community Monitoring and Public Accountability for HIV/Aids Resources and Services The Public and Social Accountability work seeks to strengthen community capacity to monitor and advocate for improved availability and access to quality HIV/AIDS services. This is done through the work of Health Centre Committees (HCCs) and community monitors using community scorecards in two districts in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe, Kwekwe (urban) and Chiwundura (a rural sub district under the Gweru District administration). The activities, implemented in communities, at district and national level, contribute to ensuring that there is an…

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Health Centre Committees (HCCs) as a vehicle for social participation in health in East and Southern Africa

Health Centre Committees (HCCs) as a vehicle for social participation in health in East and Southern Africa The programme seeks to capacitate Health Centre Committees (HCCs) by strengthening advocacy, laws and approaches on a regional level. Encompassed in the overall goal of the programme is the principle that HCC roles should be clearly located within national health system processes. As the lead organisation on the programme, CWGH is working in partnership with the Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) on photovoice and information sharing; University of Cape Town (UCT) School…

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Strengthening Community Participation in Health (SCPH)

Strengthening Community Participation in Health (SCPH) Zimbabwe’s maternal death rate dropped by 36% since 2009, but despite the progress over the past 5 years, it remains one of the highest in the world at 525 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births and 86 child deaths per 1000 live births. It is against this background that CWGH in partnership with Save the Children are implementing a 3 year project on Strengthening Community Participation in Health (SCPH) project. The project is in 21 districts across eight provinces in Zimbabwe, with support…

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