Recognition and support for village health workers in Zimbabwe: Panacea to ensure the success of primary health care and universal health coverage

By: Enock Musungwini, MPH, MBA The Zimbabwe Village Health Worker programme began in the 1980s, soon after independence, with the aim of enhancing access to primary health care (PHC) services in line with the then Alma Ata Declaration (1978) and now the Astana Declaration (2018) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC 2030). According to the World Health Organisation, “primary health care is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims at ensuring the highest possible level of health and well-being and their equitable distribution by focusing on people’s needs and as early…

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Call To Subsidise Primary Health Care

By Michael Gwarisa DELEGATES to the Primary Health Care Budget Advocacy Meeting have called for the subsidising of primary health care services, fees in particular at both community and national health care  centers in a bid to reduce the high mortality rate in both infants and adults. Presenting during a workshop organised by Save the Children Zimbabwe, Training and Research Support Center (TARSC) Programs manager Artwell Kadungure said high fees were among the biggest challenges towards accessing primary health care. He indicated that some of the challenges to Primary health care access…

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