The Strive Masiyiwa’s Higher Life Foundation (HLF) has increased allowances for doctors who applied under the $100 million training fellowship.
In a statement, HLF chief executive Mr Kennedy Mubaiwa said HLF was increasing the monthly allowances with immediate effect.
“Following a positive response to the ZWL$100 million training fellowship for junior and senior resident medical officers, registers and consultants employed at public healthcare institutions in Zimbabwe announced by HLF on 27 November, 2019, HLF is pleased to announce an upgrade,” said Mr Mubaiwa.
“Consultants who were awarded the fellowship for the six-month duration will get an increase of their non-negotiable monthly subsistence allowance from the original offer of $5 000 to ZWL$10 000 for the duration of the fellowship.”
Mr Mubaiwa said registrars and Government medical officers who were awarded 12 months fellowship will receive $7 500 up from $5 000.
HLF last month launched a $100 million training fellowship for doctors at Government hospitals to benefit 2 000 junior and senior medical officers.
The scholarship will last for six and 12 months, with funding contingent upon fellows remaining enrolled in their programmes for that period and satisfying all requirements.
The fellowship, a first in the country, included a non-negotiable allowance of $5 000 per doctor per month for a maximum of 2 000 doctors which has since been increased to $7 500.
It would, among other things, assist doctors in completing rotations within public health institutions while providing the much-needed health services to the citizens of Zimbabwe.