EU Pours US$60 Million For Zim Health & Resilience Building

THE European Union (EU) has stepped up its humanitarian efforts in Zimbabwe through an additional US$60 million (EUR 53 million) under its National Indicative Programme. By Michael Gwarisa The funds will directly support Zimbabwe in the fields of health and resilience building. In a statement, the EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Timo Olkkonen said, “US$38 million will support public health service delivery by strengthening primary care systems, capacitating human resources and enhancing community participation.” US$18 million will support household and communities in vulnerable situations across the country by increasing their…

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Gvt Should Come Clean On the Free Blood Initiative Financing-CWGH

… as fears of politicisation of health products grows The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has commended government for making blood and blood products free in public health institutions beginning next month, but expressed concern over the unclear funding mechanism for the  drive. By Michael Gwarisa   CWGH  executive director Itai Rusike said the high cost of blood has been one of the major barriers that prevented ordinary Zimbabweans from accessing and enjoying their health entitlements and rights as enshrined in the country’s Constitution which stipulates that health is a…

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EU Extends US20.6 million To Zim Health Sector

VISITING European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development,   Neven Mimica who is in the country on a tour of EU funded projects says the EU is committed to assist enhancing Zimbabwe health sector through providing financing and technical support in areas of need. By Michael Gwarisa New EU-funded programmes worth $20.6 million will  improve people’s access to health services and enhance their livelihoods. This visit takes place ahead of the elections in Zimbabwe due to be held by mid-2018. Speaking at the the fund signing ceremony, Commissioner…

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