lack of maternal services

Some pregnant women from Highfield in Harare have petitioned Parliament over what they say is the denial to access maternal health care services at their local poly-clinics.

“We are kindly petitioning Parliament to launch an investigation on the City of Harare on why polyclinics are denying expecting mothers access to maternal health and why their workers are charging an extra fee of between US$40 and US$50 for us to access maternal health services,” reads part of the petition dated January 26.