The Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in collaboration with Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (ZIMFETP) and WHO started the implementation of the competency-based leadership, management and epidemiology training program for recent medical graduates deployed as District Medical Officers (DMOs). The training program is a 6 month-long on-the-job training with intensive mentorship to better equip DMOs to discharge their duties more efficiently.
A one-week didactic training workshop was conducted in Bulawayo from February 25 to March 2, 2019. The didactic training was conducted with the ultimate goal of equipping the DMOs with requite skills and knowledge that would be applied in the field. Twenty DMOs drawn across six provinces were trained with facilitators drawn from the MOHCC directorate and ZIMFETP.