CWGH Annual General Meeting Link for Network Members

Dear CWGH Network Members, Greetings. I hope you are well This communications serves as a reminder to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Members of CWGH virtually today – Thursday, 24th November 2022 from 1000hrs to 1230hrs. Please see below the meeting link https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDlhYTI0NTctMjI5NC00ODBmLTg4ZjYtYWVjYzIzOWE4NjJh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f5411472-d0f4-44eb-a8d4-b429984cea85%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c028a3af-6e8c-4760-9ff2-cf5a7f2640f5%22%7d   AGENDA OF THE NATIONAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To receive, consider and adopt the: · Minutes of the previous AGM · Annual report by the Chairperson · Annual Audit Report by the Treasurer · Election of the Executive Committee BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Government must intensify measles awareness and vaccination campaigns

Government must intensify measles awareness and vaccination campaigns  Credit :Healthtimes The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has urged the government to intensify measles vaccination and awareness campaigns to prevent further deaths as the highly contagious disease continues to claim lives  countrywide. By Staff Reporter In a statement, CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said, “…the worrying statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) indicate that since the measles outbreak in Mutasa district in Manicaland province last month about 700 people, mainly from the religious sects that do not believe in vaccination,…

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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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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

BackgroundThe 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 with the CWGH committee and has an adult patron…

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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 rights to prevention, quality treatment and care, and sustainable livelihoods. The CWGH…

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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 increase in public accountability and responsiveness of national HIV/AIDS institutions…

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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 of Public Health on training programmes; and the Lusaka District Health Management Team (LDHMT) on legal provisions. Work…

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