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Minister of health in Zimbabwe Henry Madzorera

Profile of Dr Henry Madzorera:
Dr Madzorera joined the party in year 2000 and contested as Mayoral candidate for Kwekwe city in 2002, he worked as a District Treasurer from 2003-2006. in 2006 he was elected Secretary for Health the post he holds until the present day.
He holds a MBCHB in Medicine, Masters in Business Administration Degree, a Diploma in Occupational Health and a is a member of the college of Primary Care Physicians (MCPCZ).

Friday 14 August 2009 Major Highlights Manicaland Provincial 10th Anniversary Celebratory rally Sakubva Stadium, Mutare Sunday 16 August 2009 Main Speaker: President Morgan Tsvangirai Theme: Celebrating a decade of Courage, Conviction and Leadership

The Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Hon. Henry Madzorera has said the on-going strike by government doctors could undo efforts by the country's inclusive government to revive the ailing public health delivery system. Doctors at major referral hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo began boycotting work this week pressing the government for more pay.

The doctor's strike quickly brought back memories of last year when striking doctors and nurses deserted public hospitals as an unprecedented cholera epidemic ravaged Zimbabwe, infecting more than 90 000 people and killing more than 4 000 others before it was brought under control in February with help from international relief agencies. Since then Minister Madzorera has been spearheading government efforts to restore the health system after last year's disturbances.

Definitely the strike action will have an effect on efforts to revive the health sector. Doctors remain at the centre of the recovery process and any strike action is likely to have a negative effect. We are appealing to the health workers to bear with us while the negotiations are taking place, the Health Services Board is dealing with the matter and has made a request to the Ministry of Finance but it's not a secret that the government is hamstrung by financial problems at the moment.

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association is demanding that doctors should be paid salaries of US$1 000 per month plus $500 allowance compared to the US$170 that they earn now. The association has promised to extend the job boycott to all government hospitals across the country that are the source of health service for more than 90 percent of Zimbabweans. http://www.zimbabwemetro.com/news/mdc-newsletter-the-changing-times-on-line-aug-15th

Incoming Zimbabwe Health Minister Vows To Bring Hospital Staff Back 12 February 2009

Zimbabwe's incoming minister of health, Dr. Henry Madzorera, said Thursday that his top priority in office will be to get state health care workers back into hospitals and clinics to get a grip on the persistent cholera epidemic.

Dr. Madzorera was named to head the ministry this week by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Formation for which the physician was shadow health minister. He will take over from Dr. David Parirenyatwa of the long-ruling ZANU-PF party headed by President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe's national health system essentially collapsed late last year as doctors, nurses and hospital support staff walked off the job over pay and dismal working conditions. Some are returning to work under programs sponsored by international donors allowing them to be at least partially compensated in hard currency, but the system remains crippled.

Mr. Tsvangirai promised in his inaugural address on Wednesday that all state workers would be paid in hard currency beginning next month - but he disclosed on Thursday that he had not lined up funding to cover that cost, saying this would be his government's task.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said deaths from cholera totaled 3,513 through Wednesday from more than 73,000 cases over the past seven months. International health experts have said that the stubborn epidemic could continue for months, and the International Red Cross said its funding could run out in four weeks.

Dr. Madzorera told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his ministry will concentrate on the eradication of cholera as soon as he takes office - but he needs qualified health personnel back in hospitals and clinics to do so.

Henry Madzorera minister of health in Zimbabwe

David Parirenyatwa minister of health in Zimbabwe 2002 - 2009

David Parirenyatwa minister of health in Zimbabwe 2002(2006?) - 2009

Minister of Health and Child Welfare of Zimbabwe August 2002 13 February 2009 Doctor David Parirenyatwa (born August 2, 1950) is a Zimbabwean politician and former Minister of Health and Child Welfare.

Parirenyatwa served as Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare until he was appointed as Minister of Health and Child Welfare in August 2002. He replaced Timothy Stamps, who was ill; Parirenyatwa had already been effectively in charge of the ministry for some time due to Stamps' illness.

Itai Rusike, Executive Director of the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), said on June 18, 2007 that the unavailability of drinking water and the contamination of available water had increased the number of citizens at risk for waterborne diseases. Many have already suffered from dysentary. The Public Health Act forbids shutting off water for more than two days. Rusike called on Parirenyatwa to use the Public Health Act to make Munacho Mutezo, the Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development, turn on the tap. "If there is an outbreak of diseases now, it is [Parirenyatwa] who would be blamed."

He warned that cholera and malaria pose a serious threat to Zimbabwe on June 21, 2007.

Parirenyatwa was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Murehwa North in Mashonaland East in the March 2008 parliamentary election.[5] He won the seat with 7,104 votes against 6,468 for the candidate of the Movement for Democratic Change.

The Parirenyatwa Hospital is named after his father.

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/minister20.19389.html - list of government in Zimbabwe

April 29, 2008 Zimbabwe health minister accused as terror campaign reaches hospital wards

Dennis was beaten and left for dead with three shattered limbs, but even when he was found and taken to hospital there was no plaster to set his limbs or painkillers to quell the agony.

Jacob was set upon by militiamen who were armed with batons and was struck until he could no longer stand, but when he got to hospital he was told he could not be treated without a police report on his injuries.

When Harold's house was burnt down and his foot almost cut through with the axe that one of his attackers swung at him he did not bother going to the government hospital at all. It isn't safe to be in a hospital where we can be found, he said.

As evidence of increasing government-sponsored violence against the Zimbabwean opposition mounts a pattern is emerging of deliberate attempts to obstruct medical treatment for its victims and to cover up the violence. The Zimbabwean Minister of Health and other doctors who are linked to the ruling party have been implicated in orchestrating the violence and using government medical facilities for their activities.

Harold was attacked on Friday at his homestead in a village 40km (25 miles) from the centre of Murewa, the constituency of David Parirenyatwa, the Minister of Health and a doctor in his own right. Thirty-five men from the local Zanu (PF) youth militia broke down his door, demanding to know where his gun was kept.Even when he handed it over they attacked him with batons and an axe, slashing him across the body. He never thought of going to the nearest hospital, which is in Murewa.

The same people who did this would find me there, he said. Instead, he limped to the roadside where he hitched a lift to Harare. His son then took him to a private clinic, which is used by other victims of the violence.

Murewa is a long-time Zanu (PF) stronghold but in the elections last month one of its three constituencies, Murewa West, fell to the opposition. That was enough to provoke the retaliation of the local Zanu (PF) militia, led by the senior party officials of the area, including Dr Parirenyatwa.

According to a witness, on April 10 Dr Parirenyatwa and two other local Zanu (PF) MPs, accompanied by gunmen, rounded up people in the centre of Murewa and forced them to attend a rally in the hospital grounds. \ threatened MDC supporters with death if they re-vote' MDC in the anticipated election rerun, said the affidavit, written and signed by an opposition activist who was at the meeting. The militiamen, apparently acting on the orders of the minister, also fired shots to round up people in the Chigogodza township.

Several hospitals throughout the areas worst affected by the violence including Murewa have become the epicentres of the campaign to reverse the election victory of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is still unannounced and is apparently in the process of being overturned by the machinations of Robert Mugabe's regime. An election official last night announced that provisional results would be released today, following controversial recounts in several constituencies.

On Friday more than 200 opposition supporters were arrested in a raid on the MDC headquarters in Harare. Many of the detainees, including pregnant women and children, were undergoing treatment at private clinics in Harare, which was organised by party workers and civil society groups.

Many rural doctors are still battling to treat the wounded despite a lack of medical supplies. Others have been threatened to prevent them from caring for victims.

Dennis was taken to Kotwa hospital in Mudzi after he was rescued by a party official. He was forced to leave for Harare when doctors told him they had run out of plaster to set his broken arms and shattered femur. He was treated at a private clinic in Harare but last Thursday, a day before the raid at the MDC headquarters, unknown men tried to break into the ward so he was moved. Central Intelligence Office agents asked for the names of patients the next day.

Human rights groups, who have helped to bring the injured to Harare for treatment, reported yesterday that dozens had failed to arrive and reports had reached them of police roadblocks stopping victims from getting through.

map of Zimbabwe regions

Zimbabwe has a centralised government and is divided into eight provinces and two cities with provincial status, for administrative purposes. Each province has a provincial capital from where official business is usually carried out. Province and its Capital:

Bulawayo Bulawayo
Harare Harare
Manicaland Mutare
Mashonaland Central Bindura
Mashonaland East Marondera
Mashonaland West Chinhoyi
Masvingo Masvingo city
Matabeleland North Lupane
Matabeleland South Gwanda
Midlands Gweru

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