The Zimbabwe MOHCC in collaboration with ZIMFETP and WHO started the implementation of the competency-based leadership, management and epidemiology training program for recent medical graduates who been deployed as District Medical Officers (DMOs). The training program is a 6 month-long on-the-job training with intensive mentorship to better equip DMOs to discharge their duties more efficiently. A one-week didactic training workshop was conducted in Bulawayo dfgfrom February 25 to March 2, 2019. The didactic training was conducted with the ultimate goal of equipping the DMOs with requite skills and knowledge that would be applied in the field. Twenty DMOs drawn across six provinces were trained with facilitators drawn from the MOHCC directorate and ZIMFETP.