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Zimbabwe Doctors Pledge Cooperation in Restoring State Health System

The president of Zimbabwe's Hospital Doctors Association said Tuesday, World Health Day, that his group's members have joined the government in efforts to revive the profoundly troubled state health care sector which virtually shut down late last year.

Doctor Kudzanayi Chimedza said that while issues of compensation remain to be worked out, the government has promised to address these in the next 100 days, paving the way for a full return to work by hospital employees and provision of still-lacking materials.

Dr. Chimedza told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the country's public health institutions continue to be overwhelmed and need the full support of the newly installed national unity government to restore essential services.

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