oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The system for health services planning in Zimbabwe

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The Ministry of Health adopted the Primary Health Care approach in order to ensure equity, appropriateness and effectiveness in the provision of health care services. We must do away with the artificial barriers that exist between planning for health programmes, buildings, manpower and finances. These must all be planned together if we are to achieve maximum returns in terms of the health of our people in an environment of constantly changing needs and technologies. This new procedural guidance for health services planning provides the structure within which these aims and aspirations can be achieved.

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