Authors: Financing Alliance for Health
In 2019, the Financing Alliance for Health produced a series of fact cards providing key information on health landscapes, financing, and community health systems across eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe first introduced a community health program in 1981. The program required Village Health Workers to work three days a week and reach approximately 20 households each day. While VHWs were supposed to earn a quarterly allowance of $42, remuneration was often irregular. In addition to irregular payment, Zimbabwe faced a shortage of VHWs and internal competition. The revised community health strategy, which was introduced in 2020, aimed to increase VHW training and establish peer groups.
Resource Topic: Community Health Workers/Volunteers, Financing
Resource Type: FAH
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)