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Community Working Group on Health

Community Working Group on Health

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) is a network of civic/community based organizations who aim to collectively enhance community participation in health in Zimbabwe. The CWGH was formed in early 1998 to take up health issues of common concern.

Over the years the CWGH has positioned itself as a voice in the health sector and built community power, organizing involvement of communities in health actions within their communities and around Primary Health Care, whether within the community on environmental health, or mobilizing resources to support health centres. These are being done through community level initiatives with limited external support.

The CWGH will consistently engage with the stakeholders and the  government to make PHC a more central policy principle, and will strengthen community structures such as health centre committees  and boards and committees at district and national level to organize public efforts to achieve this principle.

At an international level, CWGH is partnering with the People’s Health Movement in the Right to Health Campaign; it is also a member of the Regional Network in Equity in Health in East and southern Africa (EQUINET), and the Health Civil Society in East and Southern Africa.


CWGH wins Africa NGO Leadership Award - congratulations!

"The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), Zimbabwe’s leading health advocacy group, was conferred with this year’s glamorous Africa NGO Leadership Award for its outstanding achievements ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

equal access

Government must fulfil promises to health workers

"The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) would like to express grave concern about the recurrent strikes by doctors following failure by government to address their long-standing concerns. ... »Read more


Members of CWGH

"The Zimbabwean CWGH is keen to foster co-operation with all organizations working towards health, particularly the promotion of informed, active public participation in health and public ... »Read more

governance, leadership, accountability

CWGH Input to the 2018 National Health Budget Consultations

CWGH, October 2017. "The formulation of the National Budget is an area that requires greater participation of the community. Community participation in health matters and budget formulation ... »Read more | »Show all (6)


Annual Report 2016 of GWGH

"The brand CWGH continues to gain local and international traction with each year that passes which is evidence of the important work the organisation is doing in the health sector. I can proudly ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

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