Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over pay

MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters, December 30, 2007 Harare - Zimbabwe's
state-employed junior doctors and nurses are on strike for higher pay,
putting further strain on the country's crumbling public healthcare
facilities. Doctors and nurses have staged a series of strikes in
recent years as their salaries have been steadily eroded by the world's
highest inflation rate - currently officially running at about 8,000
percent in Zimbabwe. Thousands more continue to abandon the country in
search of better-paid jobs in South Africa, Britain and Australia,
hitting a sector burdened by shortages of drugs and the effects of HIV
and AIDS. ... Zimbabwe