ZimCan Health Society


March 25, 2023

Cementing relationships. This week we were based in Zvimba and Harare. I met with the Rasper community board, MOH, UZ, UK foreign and Commonwealth Development office, ZimCan PVO, Medical and Dental council, to start mapping out next steps. The students alternated between Rasper CTT and Rujeko Clinic (Mainly Maternity). We ran the CTT school wellness clinic […]


March 17, 2023

This was the week of driving, but excellent use of the driving time was made. We ended up with 2 groups converging on Binga. Brian and Ray drove to Bulawayo on Monday, and picked up Dr. Kuretu and drove to Binga together on Tuesday (all together 12.5 hrs of driving from our base in Zvimba […]


March 10, 2023

This week the students headed back to Karanda after their weekend off. Once the logistics getting them there were sorted, I headed back to Bulawayo to further explore opportunities on the social determinants side in Matabeleland.  I met with the Bulawayo Help network https://m.facebook.com/100067978773924/about/ who are keen to partner with us. Obtaining supplies like walkers, […]


March 3, 2023

Alison left Zim this week shortly followed by Gurdeep and Anita, but not before we had our partnership meeting hosted by ZimCan PVO, organized and sponsored by Gurdeep and Anita. Report to follow but highlights included supporting the academic road we are on with the universities, as well as POCUS and community health/social determinants. In […]


February 24, 2023

Anita, Gurdeep and myself arrived on the evening of Wed the 15th. Gurdeep and Anita dove straight in. Their focus was exploring the capacity building in social determinants and partnership work culminating in some movement at Rasper and coordinating a partnership pentagram meeting. The next day we picked up Kevin and Lois, and spent some […]


February 13, 2023

Hi Everyone! Here begins our trip summary thus far. Firstly to acknowledge all the work that Alison poured into making our landing. From acquiring medical supplies and equipment then sorting everything into suitcases for the team to take over including itemized lists and the letters from the Zimbabwe Embassy that Francis so kindly organized. The […]


Travelling in Zimbabwe: the fun stuff

It’s not all smooth sailing, but boy do we have fun… Road blocks: Aside from the police and Vehicle inspection stops, there are many reasons to stop on your daily commute. Vehicles that have broken down. Probably because of that first type of road… Livestock Traffic Those potholes… Zimbabweans have a favourite saying… we “make […]


March 28, 2022

Last update from Zim! We had to cancel the few days holiday to Mana Pools as the bridges have been washed away in the recent rains and there was a definite possibility of getting stuck! We have changed our flights to head home a few days early. The past few days we have really enjoyed […]


March 25, 2022

Following the drive from Binga to Harare, we headed up to Karanda Mission Hospital for 2 nights. The main purpose for this visit is to meet with Dr. Paul Thistle and for Ray to connect up a mesh router system for the Karanda Compound. There are many changes to the hospital and it was also […]


March 18, 2022

On the way to Hwange we stopped at the Lupane Women’s Development Trust. We met this amazing woman, Hildegard, who is working there. The Trust supports and empowers women through self-employment with a focus on weaving, agriculture and animal husbandry. We gave them $150 for tires for the trailer. They have a truck that goes […]