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Engage Health Professionals: Govt Told

Public policy think tank, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has called on the government to engage the country’s health professionals as a way of addressing the challenges affecting the health sector. In a Monthly Monitoring Report for October, ZDI called on the Government to ensure accessibility and availability of health services in public hospitals. “Dialogue […]

Nurses Condemn Govt For Criminalizing Industrial Action

The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) has condemned the proposed amendments to the Health Services Act saying it is a drawback to workers’ freedoms. On Friday, Government gazetted Amendments to the Act which once passed, will require health care providers to give two days’ notice in writing before embarking on a collective job action. In […]

Local Think Tank Urges Government To Resolve Health Stalemate

A local public policy think tank, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has implored the Government to find a lasting solution in resolving the longstanding stalemate with striking health workers. In a political economy monitoring report, the institute says the solutions must include paying nurses and doctors a living wage in foreign currency. “In view of […]

Health Professionals Welcome Chiwenga’s Appointment

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) and the Senior Hospital Doctors Association have welcomed the appointment of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the Minister of Health and Child Care. In a statement, the nurses association expressed optimism that the  appointment of Chiwenga together with Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as the substantive health ministry permanent secretary will […]

Health Workers Withdraw Services Despite Salary Increment

Health care workers in the country have withdrawn their services with immediate effect citing an unsustainable remuneration owing to the deteriorating economic situation. In a letter to the Health Services Board (HSB) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Ruth Runyararo Kaseke the workers said they were withdrawing services until their demands are met. “This letter serves to […]

Doctors Down Tools Over Coronavirus As Nurses Join In

Zimbabwe medical doctors have downed tools citing the unavailability of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to guard against the deadly Covid-19. In a statement president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, Dr. Tawanda Zvakada said their grievance over PPE have not been met and they fear for their lives. “Pursuant to the meeting we had […]

Improve Health Workers’ Protective Equipment Gvt Urged

The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) has called on the Government to improve on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all health workers in the country as Covid -19 ravages. Speaking to 263Chat, ZPNU secretary general, Douglas Chikobvu said nurses are ready to serve the country in the wake of Covid -19 but without PPE they […]