ZACH

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ZACH’s GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

 

The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) are the
owners of Church Hospitals and Clinics in Zimbabwe. The ZHOCD has four General
Secretariats, namely – Zimbabwe Catholics Bishop Conference (ZCBC), The
Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe
(EFZ) and the Union for the Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe and
Africa (UDACIZA). Within the Churches, there are Health Desks and Coordinators
who are a link between ZACH and Mission hospitals and clinics on day-to-day
administrative issues. 

 

The Council is representative of 135 hospitals and clinics which
form the Annual General Meetings (AGM) who are ZACH member institutions
(Hospitals and Clinics). These have voting powers to nominate members of the
ZACH Management Board and the Board of Trustees for the ZACH Pension fund. Four
Board Members who are experts and the pension fund Chairperson are appointed by
the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations.

ZACH is the Medical Arm of the Churches, with the Executive
Director as the Head supported by the ZACH Executive Members for day-to-day
operations of the organization.  The ZACH
Executive Director is appointed by the ZACH Management Board and the rest of
the staff by the Executive Director with approval of the ZACH Management Board.

Management of Mission Hospitals and Clinics is by owner of churches
through their governance structures. ZACH is a membership organization of
Hospitals and clinics owned and run by those Churches.

ZACH facilitates the smooth running of all hospitals and clinics
through policy guidance, advocacy, and resource mobilization.

 

ZACH
Management Board

For
management efficiencies ZACH has a constituted Board which provide the
oversight role to the secretariat.   The
Board also makes sure that   church
health facilities are properly run and provide high quality services
encompassing the principles of equity, quality and accessibility for the
benefit of all Zimbabweans.  The Board
also advocates for fair policies in Health.
Key for the Board is to monitor ZACH performance and deliverables and
make sure there is compliance to all policies and donor requirements including production
of monthly financial statement and yearly audits.

ZACH Management Board Members

The ZACH Board is made up of
9 members   comprising of members who  are
constitutionally elected representing
member institutions  and experts
appointed  by the  Zimbabwe
Heads of  Christian  Dominations,   that is
Legal, Financial, Public Medical Health
and  Theological professionals.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With over 40 years of experience in the health sector, Mrs Vuyelwa T S. Chitimbire, has a deep understanding of health delivery. She has worked in the USA and Zimbabwe, managing various levels of care, including the private, NGOs, and faith sectors. She has the ability to manage the complexities of the sector, including actions, actors, resources, and mechanisms involved in delivering healthcare services to meet population health needs.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER -HPCTS

Dr Chidzewere Nzou is a holder of a Master Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology, Doctor of Medicine, Competency Certificate in Good Clinical Practices, International Course on Promoting Rational Use of drugs among other qualifications. Has over 20 years of experience leading and managing PEPFAR supported HIV prevention, care, and treatment support innovations.

PROGRAM MANGER – VMMC

Dr Joseph Hove is a public health practitioner who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Lusaka, Zambia. He has worked in various capacities in Zimbabwe and Botswana over the last 30 years.

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

With over 40 years of experience in the health sector, Mrs Vuyelwa T S. Chitimbire, has a deep understanding of health delivery. She has worked in the USA and Zimbabwe, managing various levels of care, including the private, NGOs, and faith sectors. She has the ability to manage the complexities of the sector, including actions, actors, resources, and mechanisms involved in delivering healthcare services to meet population health needs.

 

GRANTS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Mr Farayi Makwanya is the Grants and Compliance of ZACH. He joined ZACH in November 2019. Has over 20 years’ experience in Grants Management in the Humanitarian and Development sector and a year as an internal audit in the cooperate environment. Prior to joining ZACH, he worked for various NGO that include CBM Zimbabwe, Catholic Relief Services, Care International, Caritas Masvingo, Tsungirirai welfare, Inter- Country People Aid and Zimbabwe Heads of Christian denominations -EPOIZ project.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With over 40 years of experience in the health sector, Mrs Vuyelwa T S. Chitimbire, has a deep understanding of health delivery. She has worked in the USA and Zimbabwe, managing various levels of care, including the private, NGOs, and faith sectors. She has the ability to manage the complexities of the sector, including actions, actors, resources, and mechanisms involved in delivering healthcare services to meet population health needs.

A graduate from the USA, she holds Bachelors Honours degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Adelphi University, Long Island New York and a double major and degree in Master of Science and Masters in Business Administration from the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus New York. She is the Executive Director for The Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals (ZACH) and specializes in management, planning, appraisal, and reform of the health sector, including systems analysis, change management, institutional strengthening, and project management. She is co-founder and past president of the Zimbabwe National Institute of Consulting (ZNIC)and is the First Female Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in Zimbabwe. Vuyelwa has worked in various hospitals and NGOs in the USA, including Lydia E Hall Hospital in Freeport Long Island and CWU 475 Riverside Drive in New York City. She returned to Zimbabwe in 1983 and worked in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, serving as Senior Health Services Administrator and Mentor and later as the Under Secretary for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, she also served in the Ministry of Local Government and National Housing as Director for Administration. In 2022 she acquired certification as a Master Coach.

She is highly self-driven, versatile, and result-oriented and has invested interest and passion in development work

PROGRAM MANAGER -HPCTS

Dr Chidzewere Nzou is a holder of a Master Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology, Doctor of Medicine, Competency Certificate in Good Clinical Practices, International Course on Promoting Rational Use of drugs among other qualifications. Has over 20 years of experience leading and managing PEPFAR supported HIV prevention, care, and treatment support innovations. Organized and detail-oriented with high standards of performance and compassionate about HIV public health issues and envisioning epidemic control in Zimbabwe. Successfully provided technical, leadership, human and financial management skills which led to the successful execution and implementation of various innovations around HIV prevention, care and treatment support programs. Some of the notable innovations includes establishing the HIV Prevention and support Centre (HAPS), task shifting in managing Paediatric ART from paediatricians’ to general doctors and nurses in the public sector, mainstreaming HIV prevention and treatment into Centers of Higher Education, piloted the first public clinics to distribute ART, successfully rolled out Community Posts Model in Zimbabwe, Coaching Boys into Men, Start Awareness support and Action (SASA), Adolescents Triple Zero model (ATZ), Sexual Violence Against Children (SVAC101), One Stop Centres for managing post Gender Based Violence survivors, World Council of Churches (WCC) curricula on stigma reduction, safe and ethical index testing, Listen, Inquire, Validate, Enhance, Safety and Support (LIVES) among many others.

PROGRAM MANGER – VMMC

Dr Joseph Hove is a public health practitioner who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Lusaka, Zambia. He has worked in various capacities in Zimbabwe and Botswana over the last 30 years.

 

Dr Hove graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 1993 and worked briefly in the Ministry of Health and in the Air Force of Zimbabwe as a medical officer, before joining Hwange Colliery Company as the Senior Medical Officer in 1998. In 2003, Dr Hove left the country for Botswana, where he worked at a district hospital for 3 years before joining Princess Marina Referral Hospital as a senior medical officer. He was part of the clinicians who established the Princess Marina Infectious Disease Control Clinic (IDCC), by then the largest HIV treatment center in the world by volume. He quickly became one of the clinicians running specialized opportunistic infection clinics at the IDCC, including multi-drug-resistant TB clinic, and the Kaposi sarcoma clinic, and was a mentor for clinicians receiving training in HIV management.

 

In 2009, Dr Hove joined the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership (BUP) as a consultant medical officer, mainly responsible for training and site mentorships for clinicians in district hospitals. He was involved in several BUP programs and research, which included the Cervical cancer screening and treatment program, The Pediatric TB diagnosis and treatment program, the Health Care Worker HIV/TB Screening and Treatment Program, and the Botswana Treatment Guideline development program.

 

Dr Hove returned to Zimbabwe in 2012, and briefly re-joined the colliery mine, before moving to Harare to head the PEPFAR supported Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program at the Zimbabwe Association of Church related Hospitals (ZACH). 


Dr Hove has been heading the implementation the VMMC program in selected districts in Zimbabwe for the past 10 years and has experienced all program successes and challenges from program inception. The VMMC program in Zimbabwe is now mature and has so far been a success story. Dr Hove is now particularly interested in designing implementation strategies which optimize use of resources while maximizing impact and would like to pursue these interests in helping the Government of Zimbabwe achieve its long-term goals of an AIDS free Zimbabwe.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Mr Willard Ziki is the Finance and Administration Manager for ZACH. He joined the organisation in November 2020, after spending more than 14 years providing dynamic leadership in reputable, million-dollar entities with a rich mix of finance, operations, internal/external processes, technology, digital transformation, and business development. 

He has intimate knowledge of financial processes, strategic planning, leadership processes, operating results, impact, and value for money. He has been acknowledged for sound decision-making borne of data analysis, business acuity and big-picture vision. Participated in dynamic and multi-cultural team set-up supporting public health, water & sanitation, technology, social enterprising, livelihoods, capacity building, climate, child protection and rights interventions. 

During his tenure with the Association, Willard has been actively involved in setting up systems of internal control, defining process flows, policy formulation and procedures. Through challenging the status quo, he has been at the centre of continuous improvement of systems and automation of processes for optimal performance. An avid reader in Astronomy and Technology, Willard attended the National University of Science and Technology where he obtained MBA, MSc, BSc (Hons), ACCA, CGAI qualifications.

GRANTS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Mr Farayi Makwanya is the Grants and Compliance of ZACH. He joined ZACH in November 2019. Has over 20 years’ experience in Grants Management in the Humanitarian and Development sector and a year as an internal audit in the cooperate environment. Prior to joining ZACH, he worked for various NGO that include CBM Zimbabwe, Catholic Relief Services, Care International, Caritas Masvingo, Tsungirirai welfare, Inter- Country People Aid and Zimbabwe Heads of Christian denominations -EPOIZ project. 

He holds full ACCA, a Master Degree of Business Administration (MBA) from National University of Science and Technology Zimbabwe, Post Graduate Diploma in Management PDGM, National University of science and Technology, Zimbabwe, Higher National Diploma (HND)  in Accountancy from Masvingo Poly Tech. Is an affiliate member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a member of Certified Internal Auditors- (Institute of Internal Audit).