In terms of the Health Service Act section 5, membership of Board shall consist of a full-time Executive Chairperson; and not less than three full-time and not more than two part-time members appointed by the Minister. The majority of members shall be chosen for their ability and experience in health service delivery or administration: Provided that the Minister shall appoint as a member at least one person registered as a legal practitioner in terms of the Legal Practitioners Act [Chapter 27:07].
Dr Paulinus Sikosana is the Chairperson of the Health Service Board. He is a Medical Doctor with more than 20 years’ experience in Public Health Medicine, health systems strengthening, strategic planning and health sector reforms in developing country settings. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the USA, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA, Heath Executive) from Keel University in the UK and a certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH) and an International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Expert.
Mrs Sefelipelo Bhebhe is a Full Time Board Member at the Health Service Board (HSB), she was appointed in June 2018. She is a Public Health Nutritionist with great expertise in Nutrition and Public Health activities and have worked as a Programmes Manager for Nutrition projects under the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in Matebeleand Province for 15 years. She graduated at the University of Sierra Leone, with a BSc Degree in Nutrition education. She also graduated with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Zimbabwe- School of community medicine. She has wide ranging experience in Water, Sanitation, Health, and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) and have been involved in the coordination of WASH activities at National level. She is the former Board Chairperson of Gwanda Provincial Hospital.
Mr Memory Nguwi is a Part Time Board Member at the Health Service Board (HSB), he was appointed in June 2018. He is the founder of the Industrial Psychology and is a data scientist, psychologist, and an expert in productivity measurement, workforce planning and optimisation. He has extensive experience in consulting and human resources management in both line function and consultancy services. He graduated at the University of Zimbabwe, with a BSc (Psychology) Honours - Upper second class (2.1), Psychology from 1994-1996. He was once a Non-Executive member of the Human Resources Committee from 2015 to 2017, Councillor of the National Manpower Advisory Council 2012 -2015 and also served as senior consultant of Ernest and Young from 1999-2001. Currently, he is the President of Zimbabwe Psychological Association where he has been serving since 2017.
Professor Auxilia Chideme-Munodawafa is The Vice Chairwoman at the Health Service Board (HSB), she was appointed in June 2018. She is a registered nurse, State Certified Midwife and a nursing administrator. She graduated as a registered nurse at Mpilo Central Hospital in 1969, State Certified Midwife in 1970, Nursing Administration in 1989. She is also a holder of BSN/MSN Dual Major in-Adult Nurse Practitioner-Nurse Executive-Health Policy and PhD-Doctor of philosophy obtained at Case Western Reserve University of USA in 1995 and 2007 respectively. She was once an acting Dean/Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at Africa University from 2012 – 2017. Currently, she is a member of the Editorial Board for the Gynaecology and National Health journal where she has been serving since 2015.
Dr Stanley Mungofa is a Full Time Board Member at the Health Service Board (HSB). He was appointed in June 2018. He is a physician with a Post-graduate qualification in Public Health. He has wide- ranging experience in the health sector having worked at various Zimbabwean health institutions from junior hospital clinician rising through ranks at District and Provincial levels for 25 years. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) at the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba in 1990. He was Deputy Director Health Services City of Harare from 2002-2005, acting town clerk (C.E.O) City of Harare 2006-2007 and also served as the Director, Health Services City of Harare from 2008 to 2015.
Ms Mercy Sibongile Gwaunza is a Part Time Board Member at the Health Service Board (HSB), she was appointedin June 2018.Sheis a registered legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer. She has wide- ranging experience in these areas of legal practice, commercial law, labour law, civil litigation, arbitration and conveyancing. She graduated at the University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Law HonoursDegree. She was once a member of the Trustee of the Law Society of Zimbabwe Compensation Fund from 2012 -2015.Currently, she is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the World Bank, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes where she has been serving since 2013.