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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.

News

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)

Campaign/Advocacy
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

Project

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

Article
diseases control

Recurrent Typhoid and Cholera Outbreaks in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe continues to experience frequent outbreaks of cholera and typhoid – archaic diseases that were completely eliminated in other parts of the world – resulting in thousands ... »Read more | »Show all (7)

Reporting
communities and users

Annual Report 2017 of the Community Working Group on Health, Zimbabwe

"The CWGH will continue strive to be the leader in organizing and championing communities' right to health and equitable health services in the country. The right to health is also ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

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