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Rehabilitated piped water schemes improve lives in Umzingwane.
Umzingwane district in Matabeleland South Province is home to Esikhoveni village, one of the two villages whose piped water schemes were identified for rehabilitation after early 2017 floods destroyed much of the village’s water supply infrastructure. Abo

DFID programme to strengthen a resilient health system in Zimbabwe launched
A new programme to strengthen a resilient health system in Zimbabwe has been launched. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development to the tune of US$ 82 million, the programme aims to improve sexual, reproductive, health, and nutrition ser

From emergency to building resilience in health care
The glaring sun creates mirages in the road as cattle lie under the cover of sparse tree shades to hide from the scorching Binga sun. The erratic rainfall and poor rocky and sandy soils make it difficult for the people to practice subsistence or commerci

Staggering numbers of children – some as young as 12 months old – are experiencing violence, often by those entrusted to take care of them, a global report launched by UNICEF on Nov 1 says.

Families battling hunger and malnutrition in rural Zimbabwe
After two successive meager harvests, 79-year-old Solomon Ndebele is down to feeding his grandchildren amajodo – a plain tasting melon traditionally fed to donkeys in better years.

Commemorating International day of the girl child.
Running under the theme ‘ EmPOWER girls: Emergency response and resilience planning,’ the commemorations for international day of the girl child were marked by music and dance alongside deliberations aimed at ending child marriages

Dialogue for persons living with Disability convened
UNICEF Zimbabwe convened a meeting with organizations representing persons living with Disability, to allow members to talk about challenges they face on a daily basis.

Community-based nutrition programme saves lives
It is mid-morning in Katana Village, Ward 2, Mudzi District, Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe. There is a slight breeze on this otherwise warm winter day. Nyaradzai Masimba aged 21, a mother of two children Pretty Bhurashu a girl aged 1yr 9 months an

Flood response saves lives in Umzingwane
The serene Matopos hills are a distant background on the horizon. Umzingwane district, Matabeleland South Province is a series of rolling arid flatlands which suffered great infrastructural damage after Zimbabwe experienced a shift from drought conditions

Makota, an almost open defecation free village
Makota Village is one of 51 villages in the Hurungwe District in Mashonaland West Province that were declared open defecation free (ODF) late last year.

Zimbabwe’s Bold Curriculum Reform
Teachers and parents at Selbourne Routledge Primary School in Harare still remember the deep sense of excitement and anxiety they felt as the beginning of the 2017 school year approached. The new school year marked the beginning of implementation of a new

Village Health Workers play a critical role in the fight against Malnutrition
Chimanimani district in Manicaland Province to the east of Zimbabwe is a very mountainous region with abundant avocado and banana farms. While these mountains provide some breathtaking views of the landscape, for Village Health Worker Erisi Muchini, it me

Government receives Android Tablets to strengthen nutrition activities
UNICEF in partnership with Plan International, handed over 195 Android tablets to the Ministry of Health and Child Care to strengthen the Near Real Time Monitoring system for nutrition activities around Zimbabwe.

Piped water scheme transforms lives in Buhera District.
For 73-year-old Francis Hazvinavarwi last year’s drought turned out to be a blessing in disguise. After three decades of residents from Chiweshe village, in Buhera South walking as much as eight kilometres to fetch water in the drought prone region of Zim

Tsholotsho Struggles with Disease Burden after unprecedented flooding
Sipepa Village in Tsholotsho has the most fertile soils in the entire Matebeleland North Province. This is mainly due to the confluence of two mighty rivers- the Gwayi and Khami Rivers. In a normal year, local villagers boast a bumper harvest of maize, so

Reaching out to Apostolic sect in Buhera District
Murambinda Community Health Nurse Pikinini says officials are resorting to unorthodox ideas to help Vapostori women who want their children to be treated but face opposition from conservative husbands who demand they follow the strict church line on healt

United Kingdom extends support to Rural WASH in Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom, through the Department of International Development (DFID) Zimbabwe has extended its support to the rural water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programme in Zimbabwe by contributing an additional £12 million until October, 2018.

Women and Men Study launched
Zimbabwe Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) in partnership with UNICEF and UN Women, recently produced the Women and Men Report for Zimbabwe 2016. The purpose of the study was to better understand gender inequality in Zimbabwe and to assess progress made in addr

Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee conducts 2017 study
Government and partners recently conducted the 2017 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) survey which was aimed at assessing the livelihoods of the people who reside in the rural areas. The survey sought to understand the implications of t

Sustainable Energy Study for Children in Zimbabwe launched
UNICEF has launched the Sustainable Energy for Children in Zimbabwe Study to analyse the energy status of households and institutions that support children

Government launches the National Health Strategy 2016-2020
As it strives to strengthen national health systems and provide equitable access to quality healthcare for all, the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Health and Child Care, has launched the National Health Strategy for 2016-2020 (NHS 2016-20

Typhoid outbreak in Zimbabwe
A typhoid outbreak has been reported in the Harare suburb of Mbare. The first death was reported in December, 2016 and the disease has since claimed another life and recorded 2,352 cases, according to the Ministry of Health's EpiBulletin Week 52.



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