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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.

financing and resources allocation

Free maternity services require solid funding

CWGH, December 2018. The heavily pregnant woman lying on the floor in a maternity ward at Harare Central Hospital stretches out her hand to greet First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa.... An ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

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

close-to-client care

Strengthening Community Feedback Mechanisms for Improved Health Service Delivery in Zimbabwe

"This documentary produced by the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) is to showcase the work that we are doing in rural Matabeleland Provinces with support from the EU, ... »Read more | »Show all (8)

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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