In November 2019, doctors and key health personnel went on strike in Zimbabwe. There was limited service at government hospitals. The government responded by firing 77 doctors who mainly served the poor. People with chronic ailments especially the elderly were severely affected with reported spikes in deaths.
Citizens Initiative mobilized resources for mobile clinics catering to elderly patients and kids below 12 years of age. Volunteer doctors travelled to cities and remote villages and set up camps to help patients. Citizens Initiative also funded prescription costs of those seen.