‘COVID-19 fourth wave imminent’

BY MOSES MUGUGUNYEKI/NQOBANI NDLOVU HEALTH experts have warned that Zimbabwe faces a fourth wave of deadly COVID-19 virus if the country fails to get more people inoculated, and that a third jab might be needed to help fight off emerging variants. The fourth wave will be “more serious” and was likely to hit the country by year end at a time when the health system is broken from years of neglect and personnel shortages. While the country has been recording falling numbers of new infections and deaths as the end…

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Media Awards Invitation

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) invites journalists to submit fresh stories on public health,maternal, child and sexual reproductive health rights for publication in an on-line magazine that will be published at the end of May 2017. As discussed in earlier meetings, each journalist is invited to submit one well-researched, balanced and well written story on health issues to do with public health, maternal, child and sexual reproductive health rights in Zimbabwe. The stories must be between 500 and 800 words. Pictures must accompany the stories. A small stipend…

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CWGH National Annual Meeting and AGM

CWGH 23rd National Annual Meeting and AGMThe 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 in particular community participation in health. The CWGH is…

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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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Health experts warn over SDG targets achievement failure

September 26, 2016 HEALTH experts have warned that Zimbabwe might fail to achieve its health sustainable development goal (SDG) targets as long as funding for the health sector remains below 15% of the national budget.by VENERANDA LANGAItai Rusike, executive director of Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), said there was need to increase the health sector budget next year to deal with the disease burden, access to health facilities by all, address health sector human resource challenges, and deal with the issue of access to medicines by all. In the…

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Myriad of problems compound Harare Central Hospital’s woes

OPPOSITION parties and health stakeholders have reacted angrily to the deteriorating standards of healthcare in the country, with some calling for a complete overhaul of the entire ministry presiding over the decay.BY PHYLLIS MBANJEHarare Central Hospital relies on on revenue from paying patients, but 40% of patients constitute the elderly and toddlers who are treated for freeThe health crisis in Zimbabwe is deepening and taking on a frightening plunge, with shocking reports that the country’s largest referral hospital, Harare Central, has run out of critical and basic drugs.So serious is…

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June 5, 2014 Musah GwaunzaHealth Centre Committees are a mechanism through which community participation can be effectively integrated to achieve a sustainable people-centred health system at the primary care level. In recent years there has been a shift from centralised management of government structures towards more devolved models that have seen community members being empowered to contribute to the development of their communities.More recently, the community share ownership schemes have seen community members being active in decision-making in line with resource allocation on development issues that affect them.Although more still…

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