27-30 November 2014
Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe Nurses Association Annual General Meeting will be held from the 27th to 30th November 2014.  The Matebeleland North Provincial Chairperson visited hotels in Victoria Falls and came up with a number of hotels.The Standing Committee members visited the hotels and chose the Elephant Hills as the ideal hotel to accommodate 200 guests. Initial payment was done and the rest of the money for booking was paid.


The 11th ECSACON Scientific Conference and 5th Quadrennial Meeting was held in Harare, Zimbabwe 1-5 September 2014. Dr Judith Shamian, ICN President attended the Conference as did Ms Jill Iliffe, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF). A reception was held for CNMF Presidents at the home of the Australian Ambassador hosted by Ms Angela Neuhaus, the Ambassador's wife and Treasurer of the CNMF (see picture below).


During the ECSACON Congress the SADC NNAs Presidents met with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) President, Judith Shamian to discuss regional nurses’ issues.  It was the first time Judith had visited Zimbabwe since independence and she is the first ICN President to visit Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association
47 Livingstone Avenue
PO Box 2610
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel/Fax: 263-4-700479
Email: zimnurse@mweb.co.zw

ZINA visits separated conjoined twins

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) Standing Committee went to Harare Central Hospital in July and was happy to see the conjoined twins who had been separated. The twins shared a liver which was surgically halved separating the twins who looked very healthy post operatively. The Committee gave a token of appreciation to the twins’ mother.



On the 31st July 2014, ZINA President, Mrs Regina Piano Smith, was appointed as a part-time member of the Health Services Board by the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr D Parirenyatwa. Mrs Smith has since attended a number of meetings. Her hope is to influence the Health Services Board to lobby for an appropriate salary for health workers. Nurses posts were unfrozen but the establishment for all Government health institutions remains low and were last reviewed soon after independence. Mrs Smith will also lobby for none monetary incentives like loans to purchase houses, cars etc.

Her wish is to see the 2,500 nurses currently unemployed, employed as a matter of urgency to improve on the quality of nursing care. There is a chronic shortage of staff in the Government health centres.

Mrs Smith was also re-elected as the Vice Chairperson for Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives (SANNAM) for a second term.


A ZINA team made up of Mr M Chipfurutse, Mr E Dongo, Mr E Nhema and Mr D Mpofu are touring around the country on membership and recruitment drive. Look out for them in your area.

New ZINA bus