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Zimbabwe: Health workers return to work after billionaire agreed to fund them

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A four-month strike of the Zimbabwean junior doctors could finally see its end thanks to the offer from billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet Wireless, who decided to help the national health sector and fund the employees through a fellowship programme for six months.

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) has recently stated the protesters accepted the offer which will provide a subsistence allowance of about US$300 a month to more than 2, 000 doctors.

“In light of the recent development, the ZHDA wants to extend its gratitude to the Higherlife Foundation for extending its offer once again to all government doctors,” the ZHDA said in the statement. “The ZHDA is encouraging its entire membership to go and apply for the training fellowship before the stipulated deadline.”

However, the association continues searching for a long-term solution to the issue in order to avoid it reemerging as the programme ends.

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