Home Births Still High In Chivi

HOME delivery cases are still high in Chivi district while institutional deliveries are currently below 80 percent, owing to a plethora of factors chief among them being the deteriorating health standards and lack of functional Health Center Committees (HCCs), Chivi Acting District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Emmanuel Chagondah has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the just ended leadership symposium for public health practitioners, Dr Chagondah said the district was still struggling with high cases of home deliveries. “Institutional deliveries are below 80% for the district. Chivi District Hospital’s (CDH)…

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Home Birth Delivery Cases Drop

By Michael Gwarisa recently in Guruve  THE number of home deliveries by pregnant mothers has largely dropped over the past few years owing to the extensive roll out of Health Centre Committees (HCCs) around the country. The initiative which is being spearheaded by Save the Children Zimbabwe in collaboration with its funding partners DFID and EC through a program dubbed “Strengthening Community Participation In Health,” has seen at least 21 districts around the country’s 10 provinces benefiting as witnessed by the massive increase in community members participation in primary health…

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