Caroline holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with the Zimbabwe Open University, a Diploma in Health and Adult Education with the University of Zimbabwe, a Registered General Nurse and Midwife with the Health Professions Council of Zimbabwe. She has fifteen years experience in development work at local and regional level, with special emphasis on HIV and AIDS, Adolescent Reproductive Health and health activism.
Organising Peoples Power for Health
I have been involved in budget activism and preparing papers before budget with other community members. The Community Working Group activities start at grass root structures called CWGH chapters and using participatory approaches to ensure equitable distribution of resources aimed at e nsuring our health systems are adequately and fairly financed
As CWGH we hosted a conference under the theme Organising People's Power for health by bringing all those involved in health and bringing dialogue. In 2007 under the theme of strengthening people's power for health we managed to organise people for health action. Communities now take health as their responsibility.
We organise communities to take health action to ensure health systems have adequate, available and motivated health workers by doing what ever they can do to help health worker, write position papers and meeting health authorities
We also carry out work that involves challenging trade liberalisation and encroachment on health. Through our health literacy programme we b uild people-led, people-centred health systems that organise, empower, value and entitle people.