UNICEF Takes ICT WASH Drive To The Grassroots

UNICEF Zimbabwe has embarked on an Information Communication Technology (ICT) training program dubbed Technology for Development #T4D in rural Zimbabwe to ensure equitable use of safe drinking water, sanitation and improved hygiene practices. Through their official Facebook page, Unicef said the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector has established #RWIMS(Rural WASH Management Information System) and #Rapidpro in response to the need for accurate and timely up-to date data. “#RWIMS is a mobile-to-web-based system which captures and stores WASH data in near #real-time providing quick access to national data on WASH infrastructure at all governance…

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Reprieve for PSMAS clients

Doctors in Chinhoyi have scraped co-payment fees for patients using Premier Services Medical Aid Society. The development, hailed by both medical practitioners and PSMAS clients, comes after the medical aid provider met its obligations. SOURCE: THE HERALD  General medical practitioners were demanding co-payments of about $20 before attending to patients visiting their surgeries on the PSMAS scheme. Dr Samuel Mvurume, a neurologist who is one of the society’s service providers, yesterday said they had since scrapped the co-payments after PSMAS cleared arrears. He hailed PSMAS’ efforts in creating confidence in their services. “PSMAS…

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Health Ministry failing to service debts

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is reportedly failing to services its debts to various suppliers of goods and services dating back to as far as 2012, Parliament has heard. By Daniel Phiri The inability to service the debts is attributed to paltry releases by treasury and general poor funding of the health sector from the country’s national budget. In 2018, Ministry of Health had demanded about US$1.1billion but only got about US$408 million which was later increased to about US$520 following threats to sabotage budget by Parliament. Presenting…

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