Meet Mrs Ganya

Mrs Ganya of Dzairo village in Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, is a village health worker (VHW).netty_kamp_c_img_0023_bewerkt_web

For more than ten years now, she has been supporting her community by visiting households to give health education, perform home deliveries when there is an emergency and other social support like providing food and clothes to patients in need.

Recently she and other VHWs were given bicycles. Now, with a little bit of practice, she can easily travel to the eight villages under her responsibility. Once a week she meets with other VHWs and community cadres to discuss health issues, and once a month she meets with the Nurse in Charge.

Mrs. Ganya has followed refresher courses in tuberculosis and is eager to mobilize community members and distribute educational materials on tuberculosis, for instance at the school or to the labourers at the nearby big farms.