Zimbabwe Network for Health – Europe

The Beneficiaries

The Zimbabwe health system is based on a primary health care system distributed in rural and urban settings with referral polyclinics and hospitals at the district, provincial and central levels. This system is further complemented by a network of private clinics, surgeries and hospitals mainly in the major towns and cities for those who can afford a private consultation.

ZimHealth intends to work primarily with the health services within the public health sector administered by either the local authorities (town, municipalities, and city councils), Mission-Faith bases institutions or the Ministry of health. Within this system ZimHealth tends to focus on high population density urban clinics and referral facilities and health facilities in remote rural areas as its priority target for assistance.
The beneficiaries of this association shall be the individuals and communities of Zimbabwe who shall benefit from the refurbishment and support for Zimbabwean health-care facilities from the mobilization in the Diaspora and in Zimbabwe and from any other activities this association shall influence by its actions.

Project Tracking

ZimHealth Project Sites

ZimHealth will continue to select its priority project sites for support in collaboration with public health authorities in Zimbabwe such as rural and urban local authorities, faith based authorities and government Ministry of Health.

Zimhealth does not directly run health projects but seeks to empower and catalyse exiting health authorities to take leadership renovate, rehabilitate and expand health facilities and health services towards increased access to quality public health services to all Zimbabwean in need.

ZimHealth will seek to ensure where project sites are established to continue to maintain long term relationship with the local health authorities and health facilities to continue and sustain access to quality services. Priority focus will remain services to women, mothers and children.
The following shall be the fundamental criteria elements to facilitate selection of projects:

• The institution should have a motivated health leadership and team.
• The institution should be a public health facility preferably serving the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and poorest populations.
• The institution should be relatively high volume facility based on, for example, bed capacity, deliveries, consultations per specified period, etc.
• The request for assistance should be institutional and supported in writing by a high ranking official of the institution in the health authority e.g. Director of Health Services, Medical Superintendent or Chief Executive Office, acknowledging support as well as commitment to facilitate continuity of initiatives and other developments.
• Evidence of community participation in the project site implementation and management
• Continued good corporate governance (transparency, clarity and accountability), indication of sustainability, professionalism of the administration
• Regular submission of annual reports with support for periodic visits by members of ZimHealth or its appointed representative(s).


The following documents should be supplied with each application:

• Cover letter from applicant’s head of institution
• Clear indication of what support is required e.g. equipment, pharmaceuticals, sundries etc,
• Clear indication of whether any assistance is being received or solicited from other development partners or authority for the same items,
• Completed template Zimhealth health facility request template with lists of requirements and specifications

Ongoing and New Project Sites

The table below shows a summary of Zimhealth's projects, and activities carried out by the Executive Committee throughout the years.

Edith Opperman Maternity Hospital, Mbare, in Harare

Pelandaba Polyclinic, in Bulawayo

Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital, in Bulawayo

Harare Maternity Hospital, Harare Central Hospital in Harare

Sakubva Polyclinic, in Mutare

Mucheke / Mazoredze, Rujeko, Runyararo Clinics, in Masvingo

Mkoba Polyclinic, in Gweru

Marondera Provincial Hospital

Nyamhunga Clinic, Kariba

Phakama Clinic, Gwanda

Monomutapa (Mtapa) Clinic

Mabvuku Polyclinic

Rimuka Group of Clinics

Mpilo Central Hospital

Chinengundu Group of Clinics, Chegutu

Chinhoyi Clinic, Chinhoyi

Amaveni Clinic, Kwekwe

Vengere Polyclinic, Rusape

Chipadze Clinic and Chiwaridzo Polyclinic, Bindura

Chikangwe Council Clinic - Karoi Town

Zimuto Mission Clinic and Project 21 - Chibi Mission Clinic

Project 22 - Zvamabande District Hospital

Project 23 - Karanda Mission Hospital

Project 24 - Makambe Mission Clinic