HSB statement on retired professionals

Taking cognizance of the national disaster and the need to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Service Board is making concerted effort to ensure that the required Health Workforce is available at the right place, right time and right quantity. Despite the lockdown framework, HSB has remained at work throughout weekends and public holidays to ensure that these health workers are availed as a matter of urgency.

Out of the overall 3,713 posts released for the public health sector to date, 2,306 appointments have been completed for the Health Service, with the process of filling the balance of 1,407 underway.

This includes the appointment of:

  • Port Health Officers and Technicians for the various ports of entry
  • Environmental Health Technicians in all provinces,
  • Nurses and Nurse Aides
  • Doctors (mainly through regrading in line with their professional progression)
  • Pharmacy staff
  • Laboratory staff
  • And other categories

Appointments into these positions were done through direct deployments from the database kept at the HSB, while some categories were appointed through regrading interviews.

Interviews and some deployments for the outstanding positions are underway and due to be completed before end of May 2020


The Board is in the process of creating a recruitment database of the retired health professionals. As such, members who are still interested to offer their services at public health institutions, including local authority institutions designated for the Covid 19 response. across the country, are requested to register onto the HSB recruitment database though PMD offices, HSB Offices and the HSB website.



The Board notes that there are health professionals who registered onto the HSB recruitment database over the years. An exercise is being carried out by the Board to determine the quantum of the members who are still interested in joining the Health Service. Members who previously registered onto the HSB health professionals recruitment database from 2018 going backwards are therefore, advised to renew their registration. Please note that those who do not re-register will be deemed to have renounced their registration as prospective health employees.

Prospective employees are required to download the application form from www.hsb.co.zw, complete, scan and send to registration@hsb.co.zw  alternatively visit the nearest PMD offices.