The Health Service Board and Ministry of Health and Child Care in conjunction with the World Health Organisation conducted a comprehensive analysis of the country’s health labour market analysis which seeks to align with the National Development Strategy (NDS1) and the Vision 2030 in an effort to provide quality health services. The workshop which was held in Bulawayo aimed at developing evidence-based training and human capital plan that reflects on the population needs and the health systems capacity.

Since the health workforce is at the centre of every health system, their knowledge, skills, attitudes and motivation become critical for them to deliver quality health services to those in need. This contributes to improved health outcomes and the well-being of the population.

Officially opening the workshop, the Acting Executive Director Mr Engelbert Mbengwa said he was delighted that the exercise convened not withstanding other commitments at different work stations.

“I am delighted that we have managed to find time to convene for this important exercise, notwithstanding other crucial commitments at our work stations. This is an important workshop which commences the implementation of a comprehensive HLMA for Zimbabwe after the successful conduction of a partial HLMA piloted in 2021, targeting specialist health workers’’. Mr Mbengwa said