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Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR)

November 21, 2014
29 Bodle Avenue, Eastlea, Harare, Zimbabwe
PO Box CY 2415, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263-(0)4-703430, 703528
+263-(0)4-705641
info [at] zadhr [dot] org; calvin[at] zadhr [dot] org
www.zadhr.org
@ZadhrDoctors
2002

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) is a membership based NGO of  more than 150 health professionals founded in 2002. It operates as a common law universitas existing by virtue of its constitution in Zimbabwe.

Mandate
ZADHR exists to advocate and lobby for the right to health as a constitutional right, positively influence policy based on cutting edge research and analysis, hold the government accountable on issues of health and human rights; share knowledge and information on health issues and provide strategic services.

Vision
Universal access to the highest possible standards of health by all as a basic human right

Objectives
  • Research and analysis of health rights issues in Zimbabw
  • Educate and support healthcare professionals on the right to health as a constitutional right.
  • Lobby and advocate Government(s) to respect, promote and fulfill the right to health.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the provision of health services in Zimbabwe.
  • Build capacity within communities to demand the right to health.
  • Hold the government accountable.
  • Advocate for access to healthcare in communities
The organisation is currently implementing 5 programmes, namely Right to Health Accountability Programme; Health and Human Rights Education Programme,  Campaign Against Torture (politically motivated violence); Programme on the Health and Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups; and Health Policy and Health Systems Programme.

ZADHR is directed by an elected Board and administered and managed by a small Secretariat of 5 full time staff members and volunteers. It is a member of International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) and has observer status with the African Commission on Health and Peoples’ Rights. The organisation’s chairperson received the Edward K Barsky Award in 2007 and the Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Award in 2009 as a recognition of the organisation’s work in health and human rights in Zimbabwe.