Villagers of Chirumhanzu in the Midlands Province have come together to build clinic, which is set to benefit over 50 villages in the area.

The villagers are optimistic that the health institution will bring with it hope for a new dawn in accessing health care.

In the Chirumhanzu village of Murasa, villagers tell tales of struggle in their attempts to get to clinics.

Whenever one falls ill, the story changes to a challenging one and Antony Mubhima said they had to travel approximately 16 kilometres to the nearby clinic either at Hama or Mashamba.

Faced with such a situation, the villagers then mobilised resources with the bulk of building materials coming through the aid of local legislator, Cde Innocent Pedzisai Munhanzvi to build their own clinic.

There is concurrence that when the project is over many pregnant women and children will be spared the long distances they have had to travel to access health.

Access to health care remains a priority and the quest to provide health care to women and children has seen several projects being funded by both governments and development partners.