Zimbabwe Network for Health – Europe

ZimHealth is a non-governmental, non-profit association, registered in Geneva and established by Zimbabweans living in Europe to mobilise financial, material and human resources to support health services in Zimbabwe.

ZimHealth is administered by an Executive Committee of volunteers and pays neither administrative nor operating costs. All donations received go towards the procurement of clinical, surgical and other commodities for the purpose of refurbishment of clinics in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans in the diaspora, as individuals, have shown tremendous willingness and generosity to contribute to the health and welfare of family and friends in Zimbabwe. Collectively, this contribution can achieve more by providing not only for family and friends but also for fellow countrymen and women back home.

ZimHealth unites Zimbabweans from all walks of life in order to mobilise resources which are urgently required to revive and sustain health services in Zimbabwe.


Our Vision

To act as an apolitical, non-partisan network that links Zimbabweans, benefactors and beneficiaries so as to restore quality health services, easily accessible to all, in Zimbabwe.



Our objectives

Inform, educate and communicate the status and needs of the Zimbabwe public health delivery system to all Zimbabweans in Switzerland and the rest of Europe, as well as to the European public.
Raise funds and other support from individuals in Switzerland and the rest of Europe and from private corporations and international, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies.
Distribute equitably funds and materials to health services in all provinces and districts of Zimbabwe, as far as resources allow.

Executive Committee

Ngonidzashe Hove: Chairperson
Ngonidzashe has been a member of Zimhealth since its inception in 2009.
Worked in the Projects sub-committee for sometime before being elected as Chair of Zimhealth 2018 and re-elected for the second term in 2019. Has a passion for humanitarian work.
Ngonidzashe is a retired civil servant and currently works
Batsirai Majuru: Treasurer
Batsi has been a member of ZimHealth since 2014, and currently serves as Treasurer.
Batsi is a public health professional with expertise in water quality and health, and received her PhD from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. She works in the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health unit at
Rutendo Kuwana: Secretary-General
Rutendo was born and educated in Zimbabwe. He has been a member of Zimhealth since 2009 and was the Chairman during 2012 to 2015. He is the current Secretary General since 2018.
Rutendo has been working for the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters based at Geneva, Switzerland since January 2009
Irene Chidongo
Irene Chidongo (nee Kamhuka) was born and educated in Zimbabwe.
She has recently joined as a member of Zimhealth. Irene is based in the UK and holds a Masters degree in Social Work. Prior to coming the UK Irene worked as a Private Secretary at Chinhoyi University of Technology for
Ian A Menzies
Ian was a founding member of ZimHealth eleven years ago. For several years he has served as Deputy Treasurer and often visited ZimHealth projects in order to liaise and report back to the Executive Committee in Geneva.
Ian is a retired educational administrator. After a first Licence ès Lettres degree
Laurence Bunnett BEng (Hons) CEng MIET FIHEEM
I am a Chartered Electrical Engineer (Member of Institute of Electrical Technology, IET) and a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM).
I have led large infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom, (new 500 bed District General Hospital) and several smaller health facility projects, including Imaging,
Victoria Chabarika
Victoria was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has been a member of the ZimHealth since 2014, and has served in the Publicity and Membership sub-committee focusing on fundraising events and other social efforts.
She recently earned a Master’s degree in Adult Education (Learning & Development) with the University
Zandile Zibwowa
Zandile Zibwowa is a pharmacist and public health professional of Zimbabwean nationality, currently based in Geneva, Switzerland and working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters. She has been a member of ZimHealth since 2017 and currently is an executive committee member.
With seven years previous experience in primary healthcare
Dr Isabel Zigomo
Dr Isabel Zigomo is a qualified GP Anaesthetist with a deep passion for medicine and for providing healthcare services to underserved communities.
Born in Malawi, Dr Zigomo grew up in Zimbabwe, where she attended Midlands State University and graduated with a Bachelors (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences. She then proceeded
Bongani Ncube-Zikhali
Bongani was born in Zimbabwe and has been a member of ZimHealth since 2015, serving as the Publicity and Communications Chair.
Bongani works as the Software Lead for a French startup in the Greater Geneva area and is a Software Engineer by profession. His passion for technology is only matched