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Health Centre Committees: Vital for people centered health systems in Zimbabwe

Date: 
12 Mar 2013

Health Centre Committees (HCCs) are a mechanism through which community participation can be effectively integrated to achieve a sustainable people centered health system at the primary care level of the health system. They complement vital community level initiatives like community health workers, and mechanisms for public participation at all levels of the
health system. In Zimbabwe, Health Centre Committees (HCCs) were originally proposed by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in the early 1980s to assist communities to identify their priority health problems, plan how to raise their own resources, organize and manage community contributions, and tap available resources for community development.

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