Interim report SolidarMed in December 2022. Thanks to the support of Fight4Sight, the project "Specialized Eye Care for Diabetics in Zimbabwe" can be completed in a timely manner.
The long-lasting precarious economic situation in Zimbabwe is a major challenge for the healthcare system, especially in rural areas. Hospitals do not receive sufficient funds to cover operating costs or to maintain their infrastructure. Wages for nurses are low and so there is a shortage of qualified health workers. In addition, the supply of medicines and other essential medical supplies is severely inadequate. In 2021 alone, 11 doctors and 44 nurses migrated from the three districts supported by SolidarMed.