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Establish a modern, affordable healthcare system for all. Reducing hospital fees by 50%, improving the supply of critical drugs, guaranteeing free health care to all cancer patients


Health Services Amendment Bill approved



March 16, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Health Services Amendment Bill, which was presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Key feature is (a) designation of the health service as an essential service in line with Section 65(3) of the Constitution.

Previous Updates

Digitalisation of Patients' records



Jan. 23, 2020

Zimbabwe’s public health institutions will have all patients’ records available in digital form at any health facility after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) partnered Estonia in a project whose pilot phase will be launched within six months.

The process will start as soon as the UAE and Estonian experts complete a needs assessment mission, which began yesterday with a tour of Sally Mugabe Central Hospital (formerly Harare Central Hospital).

Partnership with the Government of Japan in the refurbishment of Sally Mugabe Hospital



Jan. 30, 2020

Zimbabwe and Japan have committed US$7,75 million towards the refurbishment and immediate needs of Sally Mugabe Central Hospital (formerly Harare Central Hospital) in the next three months, in line with the aspirations of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP), which priorities infrastructure development.

Availing of imported medical supplies



Jan. 10, 2020

Medicines and medical sundries procured under a facility of US$20 million availed by Government recently have started arriving in the country.