The UN Migration Agency, IOM and the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences on 9 September signed a Cooperation Agreement on Diaspora Skills Transfer Initiative to facilitate the voluntary return of health professionals in the diaspora on a short-term basis. The initiative also is designed to provide their health expertise in exchanges with their home communities and to address at the College of Health Sciences any identified skills deficits in Zimbabwe.
The programme will strengthen the capacity of health science lecturers at the college to produce adequately skilled and well-equipped health professionals.
In her remarks, IOM Zimbabwe Chief of Mission, Lily Sanya, reaffirmed IOM’s commitment to supporting national governments in creating platforms for diaspora engagement to harness their development potential
The signing of this Cooperation Agreement is a major milestone in Zimbabwe’s endeavours to progressively enhance her engagement and empowerment of her diaspora to contribute towards national development.
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