The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) continues to be worried and appalled by the failure by the City of Harare and the Government of Zimbabwe to stem the continued spread of typhoid and failure to prioritize safe, clean water and environment as key tenets of a strong primary healthcare system.
While acknowledging the efforts by the authorities to date in responding to the outbreak we remain unsatisfied with level of intervention which, though important at curative stage fail to acknowledge and introspect into the actual causes of the outbreak.
The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) applauds the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe for handing down a progressive judgment today, the 20th of January 2016, in which marriage of children under the age of 18 years has been outlawed. The judgement will go a long way in preserving the sexual reproductive health and human rights of minors who are below the age of 18.
ZADHR has always campaigned for the abolition of early and forced child marriages, emphasizing that such marriages compromise the health, education and basic human rights of the child.
The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) condemns any and all forms of corruption in the health sector, particularly where such corruption violates the right to healthcare. As a health and human rights institution we hold steadfast to the principles enshrined in the constitution of Zimbabwe governing public administration and leadership as enshrined in Chapter 9 of the Constitution, particularly the espousal of transparency and accountability.
The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) is deeply concerned with reports of a diarrhoea outbreak that has hit Chingwizi transit camp where at least 3 400 families displaced by the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam flooding in Masvingo are temporarily sheltered.