By Paidashe Mandivengerei
The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) will this year conduct campaigns to improve the health care system.
In 2019 health care service delivery severely deteriorated following the ongoing doctor’s strike.
Both senior and junior doctors downed tools over meagre salaries and bad working conditions in September.
Central hospitals are operating below their normal capacity as there are no medical professionals to attend to patients and no machinery as well.
In a statement released yesterday (Tuesday), the churches body said it will work towards finding solutions to the humanitarian crises that citizens are currently facing.
“Recall that in 2020, Zimbabwe turns 40. As such, the church will work with like-minded
organizations to run a ‘ZIMBABWE AT 40’ campaign intended to redirect the national transition from colonialism.
This campaign will need to address both the humanitarian crises of food shortages,
conditions at the hospitals and helping families to send children back to school when schools open in January.
It will also address the long-term agenda towards national unity, deepening of constitutional democracy and moving towards a national social contract based on an inclusive national economic vision in a dialogical process.
In this regard, the ZCC wishes you all, a blessed 2020. Let it be a year of transition into the TOTAL REST for all Zimbabweans,” reads part of the statement.