ZADHR Elects New Board Of Directors

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has announced the election of new seven member board of directors which is set to provide oversight of the organization’s operations for the next three years. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, ZADHR Executive Director  Dr Calvin Fambirai said the appointment was in line with the organization’s mandate and observation of  good corporate governance. “Following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on the 21st of December 2019 at ZiMA House, and a subsequent inception board meeting held on the 11th of…

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Magombeyi Steps Down As Doctors Union President

ZIMBABWE Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president, Dr Peter Magombeyi has stepped down from the helm of the organization under yet to be ascertained reasons. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter addressed to the organization’s secretary general, Dr Magombeyi urged other doctors to continue with the fight for better living and working  standards. I cannot thank all the doctors enough for the opportunities the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has provided me. Working with you has been incredibly instrumental in my personal growth and I will never forget the struggle we go…

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Medical Aid Coverage Drops Below 10 Percent

MEDICAL Aid coverage among Zimbabweans as of last year must have dropped from the previous figure of 10 percent owing to the continued economic decline  greatly reducing citizens’ capacity to spend and invest towards their healthcare. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) issued new pricing guidelines in November last year to cushion members against huge co-payments and shortfalls. The adjusted rates have prompted  members to either downgrade packages or drop health insurance completely. Responding to HealthTimes,  Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe chief executive officer…

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CSOs Pressure Gvt To Appoint New NAC Board and CEO

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) which has gone for more than 365 days with neither a  substantive board nor Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has come under fire from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who believe the development was impacting negatively on the national HIV response. By Michael Gwarisa Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo dissolved the NAC board a year ago a few weeks after former NAC CEO, Dr Tapuwa Magure had resigned. Since January 2019, Mr Raymond Yekeye the NAC Operations Manager and Mr Alfred Manenji the Finance…

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