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2012

The disability that prevents Munashe from using his hands proves no barrier to his education
28 December 2012 – At King George IV School of the Disabled, 17-year-old Munashe Chikuvanyanga, a Form 1 student, is taking a final examination in mathematics.

Village health workers play an essential role in the primary healthcare system and the fight against HIV/AIDS
29 November 2012 - In Zimbabwe, you need at least two things to be a village health worker like Viola Chapwanya. One is a bicycle. The other is impossible to buy.

Making sanitation services accessible to the hard to reach communities
9 November 2012 - An early start is required for Stewart Nyamuranga, UNICEF Water and Sanitation Officer and his compatriots from Government and Civil Society to meet the targets set to monitor progress towards certifying Tyaba as Open Defecation free.

Embracing move towards an open defecation free village
8 November 2012 – An iconic figure has emerged from among the Tonga people of Binga, a community, whose ardent hold onto their cultural and traditional ways has often been viewed as archaic.

Towards an Open Defecation free Community
7 November 2012 - Nineteen year old Mekani Ndlovu from Matoba Village in Hwange District has always relied on using the bush when in need of a toilet. As she was growing up, her mother told her that it was too expensive for the family to build a toilet.

Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Rural Households in Zimbabwe
30 August 2012 - 10 year old Sipho Donga walks 2km before and after school to collect water for his family from an unprotected well dug in the middle of the nearby dry riverbed.

Pneumococcal vaccine launched in Zimbabwe
31 July 2012 – At Kuwadzana Polyclinic, in a surburb of Harare, 3-month-old Joe Mahachi was the first child to receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, which protects children against pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under age 5.

Zimbabwe Education system on the road to recovery
11 July 2012 - Owen Simon from Bryn School towers above most of his fellow Grade 5 classmates. At 16 years old, Owen should be in his second year of secondary education but due to circumstances beyond his control, he finds himself in Grade 5.

The Education Transition Fund is rewriting Zimbabwe’s education system
11 July 2012 – Using a machine resembling a typewriter, 15-year-old Kubulani Mbusa creates an embossed pattern on a white page. “This is my name,” he said proudly.

In Zimbabwe, a weeklong immunization campaign focuses on ending preventable diseases
27 June 2012 – At 10 a.m., Seke Rural North Clinic was a hive of activity. It was the first day of the National Immunization Days, a countrywide immunization campaign, and the turnout was huge.

Bicycle for life initiative – bringing health care to the people
26 March 2012 – As a little girl growing up in Seke rural district, on the outskirts of Harare, Florence Shonhiwa (49 years) took every opportunity she could to steal her father’s bicycle and equip herself with the skills of cycling.

Zimbabwe’s Health Transition Fund receives a ₤50 million boost to save women’s and children’s lives
23 Feb 2012 – In a move to reverse the high maternal and child mortality rates, the UK has strengthened its partnership with UNICEF Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare by announcing a ₤50 million injection into the Health Transition Fund

Child Friendly Schools Initiative – Creating learning opportunities for the girl child
22 February 2012 - Clad in her worn out attire, Gogo Jimisai Dick sits underneath the shed of her mango tree, resting and awaiting the return of her 12 year old great-granddaughter Lister from school.

In Zimbabwe, improving water systems to safeguard children's health
16 February 2012 – Emily Butau used to wake up every day dreading the task of collecting water for her family. After sending her three children off to school, she would embark on a long journey to find and then carry home water.

 

 
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