Since its inception in 1996, PHAZ has earned a reputation as one of the most influential and respected health sector lobby groups in Zimbabwe. As such our members look to the Association for leadership and guidance on vital issues impacting on the core business of hospital operations. PHAZ is the peak national body for private hospitals in Zimbabwe and lobbies, advocates, promotes and liaises on behalf of the entire membership. The Association has a strong internal communications network with its members.
By joining with, and supporting PHAZ you have the opportunity to share in a highly influential organisation, stay up-to-date with industry news and information, and cultivate a relationship with PHAZ that serves as a bridge to enhanced relationships and greater opportunities across the sector. PHAZ has a diverse membership that includes both private hospital members and non-hospital industry partners as associate members. PHAZ welcomes membership enquiries all year round.
Please contact PHAZ for detailed information on the benefits of membership, application, and membership fee structure.
Private Hospitals Membership
PHAZ accepts applications from accredited Zimbabwean private hospitals and welcomes a diversity of private hospitals, including:
• Large and small private hospitals
• Accident &Emergency Unit
• Trauma Unit
• Group and independent facilities
• Metropolitan and regional facilities Zimbabwe-wide
• Medical/surgical hospitals
• Specialist hospitals
• Psychiatric hospitals
Associate Members and Sponsors
Health sector industry suppliers and other organisations may apply for Associate Membership with PHAZ and any day clinic or independent establishment providing health care or person who has some association with, or interest in, establishments providing health care shall be eligible for associate membership of the Association. There are also limited and exclusive sponsorship opportunities open depending on availability. PHAZ Associate Members & Sponsor organisations include:
• Medical supply/technology developers
• Pharmaceutical and bio pharmaceutical companies
• IT providers and data management firms
• Insurance specialists
Annual subscriptions and fees
Each associate member shall pay an annual subscription. The amount of such subscription shall be determined by the Executive Committee. A full year’s subscription shall be payable upon acceptance as a registered member of the Association.
PHAZ’s role is to coordinate and provide resources to its members to assist them, particularly in achieving efficient and effectively managed patient servicing and input costs that are competitive in the marketplace
(a) to encourage members to provide the highest possible standards of health care; and
(b) to monitor standards of health care provided by members and to enforce minimum standards of health care provided by members;
(c) to encourage the regular holding of medical audits by members;
(d) to encourage, and provide means for, continuing training and education of professional staff of members;
(e) to provide centres of specialisation of personnel and equipment;
(f) to draw up a code of conduct for employees of members;
(g) to represent the views of private hospitals in Zimbabwe in discussions with or approaches to Government, the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe and other bodies.
(h) to encourage measures for the containment of costs of medical care.
(I) the association has been successful with tariff negotiations and has built useful experience and competence in this arena.