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Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a monthly allowance of about $300 for six months. There is about 2000 junior doctors working for the government. The doctors went on strike on 3 September last year to protest against poor wages and a lack of adequate equipment and medicines, leaving many poor people unable to get treatment. Junior doctors in Zimbabwe earn an average of just over $200 a month, including allowances. Zimbabwe's only billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa who lives in Britain, through his philanthropic arm Higher Life Foundation, last November set up a 100 million Zimbabwe dollar ($5.9 million) fund for the striking doctors. Under the funding, the doctors would receive a monthly stipend of 5,000 Zimbabwe dollars, a smartphone, transport and uniforms over and above their government pay.

Zimbabwe billionaire to pay doctors about $300 a month to end strike


The doctors went on strike on 3 September to protest against poor wages and a lack of adequate equipment and medicines, leaving many poor people unable to get treatment.
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