Donor support to the essential drugs programme has ensured that all of Zimbabwe's Health care facilities have at least 70% of the essential drug requirements at the centres.
Partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe
Guided by the Zimbabwe UN Development Assistance Framework, UNICEF works in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe to ensure the achievement of all Millennium Development Goals. In doing this, UNICEF works with partners in support of the Government of Zimbabwe in developing and implementing national policies, plans and programmes that respond to all the needs of women and children in Zimbabwe.
Partnerships with the international development community
As the economy of Zimbabwe is on the path of recovery, UNICEF continues to rely on efforts and commitment of the international donor and development partners, to garner adequate resources for the benefit of children and women. It is through the collective responses of international development partners that UNICEF has managed to meet the basic needs of over 600,000 orphaned children under the Programme of Support which includes education social protection mechanism.
Since September 2009, UNICEF has managed to operate pooled resources from donors to assist in the revitilisation of the education sector in Zimbabwe under the Educational Transition Fund (ETF). Resources amounting to over US$52million have so have been secured to buy text books and stationary for the primary schools in Zimbabwe. To date, support for the ETF has come from the Governments Australia, Denmark, Finland, The European Union, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Partnerships with the Media
The media has always been well placed to raise the voice of the Zimbabwean children. It is through the radio; television and print media, that issues of poverty, education and disease, which daily affect the children of Zimbabwe, are heard and understood by people at different levels in society. The media is also an ideal platform upon which children can have access to decision makers and policy makers.
Ongoing liaison and training engagements with journalists from the print and electronic media based in Zimbabwe, UNICEF has become a linking point between children in various situations, the media and the policy makers.
Partnerships with the private sector
UNICEF works closely with the private sector to ensure that their contributions enhance the lives of children and women. With Econet Wireless, UNICEF has partnered to use technology for children's development.