Role of Civil Society in Achieving Health Security. A Case Study of Family Aids Caring Trust in Kariba Rural District Ward 2 Gache Gache and Ward 6 Siakobvu
Zingundu, Tinashe P.
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In many developing countries like Zimbabwe, health security has remained a big challenge because of the failure of governments to provide all the adequate health care systems needed. This has prompted the third sector which is the civil society to act and try to bridge the gap between the government and its people and to compliment all the efforts by the government in an effort to achieve health security. The study looked at the operations of Family Aids Caring Trust and the areas of focus were Siakobvu and Gache Gache in Kariba rural district. The study followed a qualitative and a quantitative paradigm, which the qualitative paradigm was narrative in nature and adopted the case study design. The quantitative paradigm was more statistical and the use of charts and tables is also evidenced. Thirty participants were questionnaire interviewed for the quantitative aspect and ten participants were interviewed for in-depth information on the study topic. For a deeper understanding of the study topic the research made use of the human security concept and the behavioral and civil society theories of change. Research findings proved that civil society organisations work in complementing government efforts in order to achieve health security and they help in penetrating hard to reach areas. It also found out that, civil society organisations help in achieving a psycho social balance. The study also proved that NGOs suffer a lot from political interference and recommended that NGOs be given room and ground to operate in their full capacity for a sound achievement of health security