For more than 30 years the community of ward 18 has never been able to enjoy the use of the proposed Mhakwe clinic. In time, this has led to the existing building to be in a derelict state. Constructed during late 1980s, the structure has never been used for its intended purpose, primarily due to its failure to meet the required standards laid by the Ministry of Health.
However, all this in now a thing of the past. The coming in of the inter-governmental funds (IGF) under the Government of Zimbabwe’s Devolution programme has transformed the health
services of ward 18. The funds afforded Chimanimani RDC an opportunity to habilitate the existing defunct structures. The major works carried out include but not limited to partitioning of the male and female ward block, installation of new plumbing works, roofing and painting. This meant that the more than 2 419 community members from the 7 villages can now easily access health services within a reasonable distance.
The health center is now operational with 2 nurses and an EHT staffing the clinic.