Zimbabwe HLMA STUDY
The Executive Chairman of the Health Service Board Dr PLN Sikosana, Vice-Chairperson Professor A. Chideme-Munodawafa, Board Members; Dr S. Mungofa, S. Bhebhe and M. Gwaunza, Acting Executive Director A. Mbengwa, General Managers and Staff of the Health Service Board join the world in commemorating the International Nurses Day.
It is indeed, time to cherish the hard work, dedication, commitment and patience demonstrated by our nurses who have remained at the core of national duty in the face of Covid-19 epidemic.
Our nurses, whose heroic sacrifice, altruism and humility have earned themselves the latter-day hero status shall remain an inspiration to this generation and posterity. Their frontline role in the fight against pandemics and all other diseases has enabled the country to forge ahead in its development trajectory.
Celebrated this year under the theme Nurses: A voice to lead- invest in nursing and respect rights to secure Global health”, the International Nurses Day was born out of the inspiration drawn from Florence Nightingale (Born on 12 May) whose legendary nursing care reflects the profession as a calling. The Board therefore, encourages all nurses to remain unyielding and dedicated to duty to achieve the objectives of NDS1 and Vision 2030 while providing a foundation for further achievement of SDG 3 on Universal Health Coverage.
As we celebrate this day, the Health Service Board cherishes the hard work demonstrated by the nurses and reaffirms its commitment to improving their environment and conditions of service.
WE SALUTE YOU.
“Pulling together for health”
The Health Service Board is exhibiting at the 2022 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo. The 62nd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair is running under the theme, “Rethink, Reimagine, Re-invent value chains for economic development” while the Board exhibit under the theme ‘Consolidating innovative solutions in health for economic growth’.
The Health Service Board departments who are showcasing their services at the stand include,
Additionally, there is a section of health workers presenting their experiences in the face of Covid-19 and an Observation room where nurses are offering Covid-19 test, HIV Test and Counselling, Blood Pressure (BP) Test and Blood Sugar Test.
The Health Service Board led by the Chairman Dr Sikosana attended the 2022 International Business Conference (IBC) which runs concurrently with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. Vice President of Zimbabwe and Minister of Health and Child Care Retired General Dr CDGN Chiwenga was the Guest of honour at the International Business Conference.
Cabinet considered and approved the National Health Service modules for the National Health in service training and induction programme. The draft modules are, Public Health Service Orientation, The Health Sector Legal Framework, Management Skills Development, Conflict Management, Gender, Diversity and Sexual Harassment, Asset Inventory, Procurement and Contract Management.
Members drawn from the Health Service Board and Ministry of Health and Child Care under the guidance of PSC Academy and Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Officials (Curriculum Development Unit) developed the draft modules.
The modules are aimed at imparting health care workers with the appropriate values, orientation, ethical conduct, attitudes, spirit of patriotism, national ideology and national heritage and health service managerial tools for enhanced public service delivery. The trained members will be expected to have a standardised knowledge of the code of conduct. Furthermore, they will expect to have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the importance of health service delivery system in Zimbabwe.
The Health Service Board joins other stakeholders in commemorating the World Cancer Day. Speaking at the occasion, the Acting President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Minister of Health and Child Care Retired General Dr C.G.D.N Chiwenga said it is important to raise awareness about cancer, its prevention, screening, detection and treatment. He added that the Ministry of Health and Child Care is focusing on coordinating the setup of structures and implementation of programmes that ensure the mortality and morbidity from the increasing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases is addressed.
The World Cancer Day is running under the theme” Close the care gap”
The Health Service Board is holding its 2021 Strategic review and plan workshop for the period 2022 -2023. The workshop is reviewing 2021 performance against set targets within the broader framework guided by the whole of Government Programme Based Budgeting Framework, which is driven by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
In his opening remarks the HSB Executive Chairman Dr Paulinus Sikosana said, ‘’as we plan for the 2022 – 2023 period, we are taking into account our achievements and/or failures in 2021 in order to tease out the unfinished business that needed further attention. This provides us with an opportunity to consider what worked well and what did not. By so doing, we were able to build on our strengths and design intervention strategies that sustain those areas that needed further development.’’
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