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  • 01 Dec 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on World AIDS Day

    The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Promoting Development in Zimbabwe through Information Communication Technology

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNDP launched the inaugural Information Communication Technology for Development Policy (ICT4D) and Practice Dialogue Platform in Zimbabwe.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Celebrating organic farming in Zimbabwe

    It is celebration time for the 450 members of Makoni Organic Farmers Association (MOFA), residents of a rural community in Zimbabwe who are literally making waves globally after winning the coveted Equator Prize 2014. Supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEFSGP) of UNDP, the farmers are leading the way in environmental conservation and sustainable use of resources for livelihood improvement and poverty reduction.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    Promoting timely delivery of health services

    Heralding a major transformational change in ensuring timely delivery of health services to citizens of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) launched its new public website, the district health information system (DHIS-2) database, National Health profiles as well as the surveillance and strategic information reports in Harare on 5 June, 2014.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    In Zimbabwe, Improving Healthcare Clinic by Clinic

    Overseeing routine work at the E.T Watson clinic, Ms. Ivy Chiyani, the sister-in-charge would like her patients to receive good healthcare but the limited physical space stymies her best efforts. “We have just opened an opportunistic infections (OI) clinic and therefore we need more room to keep the Antiretroviral drugs,” she says.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    The Dawn of a New IT Era

    The genesis of the modern national health information and surveillance system can be traced to the adoption of the DHIS-1.4 in 2010. This intervention assisted in strengthening the MoHCC national Health Information and Surveillance System (HISS). The system was piloted in Mashonaland Central Province from February-April 2010 and rolled out nationally in August 2010.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    Boost to Healthcare as New Technology is Unveiled

    Working in his office at the Mutare district hospital, Mr. Maxwell Tinorwa, a counsellor, shifts through volumes of health information data on his computer, a task that is made much easier and simplified through the application of the new District Health Information System version 2 (DHIS-2).

  • 13 Feb 2014
    Improving Service Delivery through Reliable Communication

    Working in close collaboration with the MoHCC, the Global Fund programme administered by UNDP has finalized the plans for installation of two fixed internet technologies in 82 health facilities nationwide, paving the way for better communications and timely reporting.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    Patient Management System Goes Digital

    Managing the records of a single patient on Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) is no mean task, especially if—as is common practice in Zimbabwe—the work is done manually. In a country with an estimated 700, 000 people on ART, this translates into huge workload, straining the already over-burdened health worker.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    Zimbabwe Contributes US$ One Million To The Global Fund

  • 01 Dec 2013
    UN Development Chief Hails Progress on Halting and Reversing Spread of HIV; Says Significant Challenges Remain

  • 29 May 2013
    Zimbabwe’s Latest MDG Progress Report Released

    Zimbabwe has made positive trends in MDG 2 on universal primary education. According to the 2012 MDG Progress Report, the country has also made strides towards achieving gender equality in schools and in fighting HIV/AIDS.

  • 08 May 2013
    Forging Cross-Border Initiatives for Malaria Elimination along the Zambezi Valley

    With US $ 882,000 support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Zimbabwe and Zambia agreed to forge a common front in the fight against malaria along their shared border that straddles the Zambezi valley.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Bicycles abet Fight against Malaria

    The progressive decrease in malaria incidence in the past decade in the country saw the incidence in Matabeleland South province approaching pre-elimination levels as set by the World Health Organisation. Therefore the province became eligible to spearhead malaria pre-elimination activities.