Recent Projects


Work in rural district hospitals and rural health providers in Canada on projects that build capacity in both systems and identifying opportunities for twinning services between Canada/Zimbabwe rural health service providers.

Work with the University medical schools and Ministries of Health on the delivery of healthcare in low resource settings like rural Canada and Zimbabwe (e.g. family medicine, postgraduate residency training in Zimbabwe, helping with preceptor development, linking Canadian and Zimbabwean medical students).

Training and supporting Community Healthcare workers in rural areas: Access to healthcare providers is limited. According to the WHO there are 1.6 physicians and 7.2 nurses per 10,000 people (WHO). We work on training community health workers (CHW) (link to bios of workers). CHW’s are normally volunteer roles and once trained tend to leave community or role to find employment. We are starting to offer the opportunity to sponsor CHW (25 per clinical encounter) with feedback and tracking of where who you are supporting and where they are working and seeing patients (Link to sponsor CHW page).

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training and support: Most District Hospitals in Zimababwe have a functioning Ultrasound Machine but variable ability to use it. We have been working on delivering the HOUSE program to Zimbabwean practitioners to enhance their skills with Ultrasound. Links to benefits of Ultrasound and uses (Pneumonia fractures etc)

Doctor training programs: Currently, working with University of Zimbabwe and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) to develop a rurally based Family Medicine post graduate training program LINK to more content: Stellenbosch link maybe ask Sunanda and Hoffie to give a summary here and links to appropriate resources as well as AWB proposal