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Project Status:

In Development



CSO Coalition:


Government-led Process

Investment Case
  • Processes to develop the NHS 2021-2025 affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Notably Ministry of Health and Child Care resumed processes to finalise the NHS 2021-2025 towards the end of 2020
  • The remaining processes holding up finalization of the investment case (IC) include: the results framework, second round of prioritization, costing, finalization and launch
  • Currently the next step is to align the draft investment case (IC) is to align it to the draft NHS
  • The Investment Case for the National Health Strategy 2021-2025 and the Coordination Framework for the Health sector were launched in January 2023: Zimbabwe GFF Investment-Case
  • CWGH, UN agencies and other Civil Society Organizations participated at the official launch by the Minister of Health and Child Care: National-Health Strategy for Zimbabwe 2021-2025
Multi-stakeholder country platform (MCP)
  • It was agreed at the inception of the GFF into Zimbabwe in 2019 that it uses existing platforms i.e. the Health Development Fund/CCM combined as the country platform rather than coming up with a new GFF own steering committee
  • The recommendation was for the HDF and CCM meetings to be separated until the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) finalises its Health Sector Coordination Framework which was presented at MODO in December 2020.
  • It should be noted that this is not a GFF steering committee but a platform for coordination of all partners just like the HSIC is not a GFF one but for the Health Sector.
  • CWGH participated at the launch of the NHS 2021-2025 by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in Harare in January 2023. CWGH was also part tof the core team that developed the strategy. The Health resilient fund was also launched on the same day.
  • An Independent GFF Steering committee, headed by the CWGH was setup. This committee is supported by the CCM which has been doing with the Health Development Fund (HDF)
CSO reps on MCP

Itai Rusike, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) & one international NGO representative

CWGH invited to second someone to the Technical Working Group responsible for developing the Investment Case

CSO Coordination & Engagement

CSO Platform:

Zimbabwe GFF CSO Coalition




Coalition building then engagement; accountability

CSO Rep to CSCG:
  • Itai Rusike, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH);
  • Edinah Masiyiwa, Women’s Action Group (WAG) (alternate)
Interim Steering Committee contacts:
  • Chairperson/Focal Person: Itai Rusike, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH)
  • Alternate Chairperson/Focal Person: Edinah Masiyiwa, Women’s Action Group (WAG)
  • Youth focal point: Tjedu Moyo, Ignite Youth Organisation

Committee Members:

  • Godfrey Mudariki, Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN)
  • Fortunate Machingura, The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHAAR Zimbabwe)
  • Phillimon Simwaba, Disability HIV & AIDS Trust (DHAT)
  • Donald Tobaiwa, Jointed Hands
Hub Grant:

Community Working Group on Health — Strengthening civil society-led advocacy for mobilizing domestic resources for SRMNCAH-N services. The project will improve health literacy among government officials and civil society and establish a monitoring framework for tracking SRMNCAH-N indicators included in the GFF investment case and Zimbabwe’s National Health Strategy.

Lunia Centre for Youths — Building the capacity of 20 youth-led organizations to engage in GFF processes and advocate for increased domestic resource mobilization for the health sector. The project will improve understanding among YLOs of how the GFF functions and the role of youth in implementing and tracking the investment case and overall health programming in Zimbabwe.

Youth Networks:

Youth are working through the CSO coalition and the youth representative.

Youth rep to CSCG:
  • Moyo Tjedu, Lunia Centre for Youths


GFF Trust-Funded project(s)
  • The GFF grant for Zimbabwe is a total of USD25 million for a 3 year period.
  • From the 25 million, 5 million is an allocation to the Covid-19 response based on the request from government at the time of concept note writing and development of the project
  • The grant is referenced as the Health Sector Development Support Project or Additional Financing Five (AF5). This means it is a build-on of the previous financing or grant support that the country had been receiving with the first one having been provided in 2011 – 2014 through the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRITF).
  • Since then there has been subsequent additional financing mechanisms and now we have this fund supported by the GFF. The HRITF evolved into the GFF
  • The funding support has the objective to increase the quality and coverage of a package of RMNCAH + N services taking into account the Covid-19 situation. It also seeks to strengthen institutional capacity to be able to manage performance based contracts consistent with country objectives in the sector.
Provisions for CSO Engagement:
  • GFF CSO Steering Committee meetings held every quarter.
  • GFF CSO Webinars and virtual meetings held every quarter. (grantmaking webinars)
  • GFF CSO Stakeholders meetings held every year since 2020
  • Development of the GFF CSO Strategic Plan.
  • Development of the National Health Strategy 2021-2025
  • Development of the Health Investment Case 2021-2025
  • National Budget consultation
  • Joint learning agenda
  • CSO, Parliament, Media Pre-Dialogue meeting on Domestic Health Financing
  • Technical Working Group on Health Financing
  • Civil Society Engagement in Cote d’Ivoire
  • Civil Society Engagement in Accra, Ghana
Actual CSO or community engagement:
  • Community Budget Consultation for collection of community views
  • Piloting of tools at community levels

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Last updated on Fri, 28 Jul 2023 17:53:10.