Young Child Survival and Development

Young Child Survival and Development





Adolescents living with HIV: A generation to protect and support.
Coming to terms with HIV has not been easy for 16-year old Tendai*. Shy and soft-spoken, he is not completely at ease with telling others about the complexities of growing up with HIV.

Apostolic umbrella body launches three year strategic plan on maternal and child health, early marriages and access to education
The Union for the Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe Africa (UDACIZA), an umbrella body representing the local apostolic churches, has agreed to work with government and other partners in ensuring that it changes members...

Zimbabwe makes lifelong anti-retroviral treatment available to all HIV positive pregnant women
13 November 2013- The Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joice Mujuru has launched OPTION B+ where all pregnant women who test HIV positive will immediately be placed on lifelong anti-retroviral treatment.

Village health workers break barriers in accessing healthcare in rural Zimbabwe
September 2013 - Susan Mavhunduke aged 40 is a village health worker in Wedza District – Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe. Susan and other village health workers have helped Zimbabwe raise its immunization coverage in the last four years.

News note: UNICEF launches a television and radio programme to discuss health matters
August 2013 - UNICEF Zimbabwe under the Health Transition Fund (HTF) has launched a new radio and television programme entitled Health Matters (Nyaya DzeUtano).

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF
2 August 2013 – During World Breastfeeding Week starting today, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life.

Realizing the right to health for mothers and children
12 July 2013 - With the first pangs of labour pain, Mercy Muchero started out on the long walk from her village to the nearest hospital. But she miscalculated how long it would take her to get there on time.

Reducing cases of chronic malnutrition
April 2013 - Tandiwe has the height of a four-year-old, but her mother insists she is seven. “Other children in the village who were born at the same time are now in grade 2,” says her mother, who has neither a birth certificate nor a health card for her.

Improving the childbirth experience
April 2013 - A thirty-five year-old woman, seven-months into her pregnancy, looks attentive as she is counselled in a consultation room about the treatment and care she and her unborn baby need to receive because of her HIV-positive status.

UNICEF Executive Director visits school and clinic benefitting from essential supplies in Zimbabwe
11 March 2013 – Twelve-year-old Macronald Moyo diligently finishes the classwork for one of his favourite subjects – English. “I want to learn English,” he says, “because it will help me to get a good job one day.”

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.

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.

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

UK – UNICEF Partnership on support to Zimbabwe’s health sector set to expand
16 February 2012 - Zimbabwe’s health sector today received a major boost after the United Kingdom announced a new contribution of 74 million pounds (around 120 million USD) to support maternal and child health.





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