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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Zim’s Health Financing Model Charms Gambia

By Michael Gwarisa A high powered 19 member Gambian delegation is in the country for a 10 day Results Based Financing (RBF) familiarization visit around the country’s health facilities. Briefing Journalists in the Capital, Head of Gambian Delegation madam Nancy Niang said Zimbabwe’s RBF model’s success story had spread across the continent and they have come to learn. “We are so happy to be here today because we are talking about results based financing for the health sector. The health sector is one of the main priorities for the Gambia,…

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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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