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We have no links with the British’



I REFER to the article on the front page of the Sunday Mail of August 17 titled “Uproar over attempt by UK to politicise doctors’ association.”



, Helvetica, sans-serif”>It seems worthwhile to again lay out the aims and purposes of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR).


ZADHR is a non-political professional association of doctors, with other health workers having associate status. To date, ZADHR has approximately 130 members from all branches of the medical profession working throughout the country.


The primary objective of the association is to uphold the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which the government of Zimbabwe is a signatory.


ZADHR will respond to human rights violations including organised violence perpetrated by any group, political or not, in power or in opposition.


ZADHR is also concerned with issues of equity and rights to healthcare in relation to HIV/Aids. ZADHR has had no interaction of any kind with the British government or the British High Commission.


The Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr David Parirenyatwa, has been fully informed about the objectives and activities of the association.


Dr D M Gwatidzo,

ZADHR chairman,

Harare.

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