Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR)
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.
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.
Universal access to the highest possible standards of health by all as a basic human right
- 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
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.