A new organisation to address various health issues including mitigation of HIV transmission and sexual and reproductive health issues has launched in Zimbabwe.
A new organisation to address various health issues including mitigation of HIV transmission and sexual and reproductive health has launched in Zimbabwe.
The Civic Coalition on Health seeks to bridge the gap between civic society, communities and the health sector.
Founder and chairperson Renee Mucherahowa said: “We have launched the organisation to address the challenge of empowering or enhancing community participation in the health delivery system.”
Improving accountability of the health sector
The launch event brought together key stakeholders from various civic society organisations, as well as its technical partners from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and the World Health Organization.
The stakeholders shared and developed country roadmaps that will further enhance results and accountability for women and children’s health in particular, and the health sector as a whole.
Mucherahowa says the coalition will seek to orient provincial leaders from civic organisations on the Zimbabwe country accountability framework on women and children’s health.
A voice for citizens
The coalition seeks to establish a shared understanding of the work required and the roles and responsibilities of different actors on women and children’s health.
The organisation has also been launched to give a voice to citizens who have no access to health and to empower communities to participate in the health delivery system.