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  • 25 Jun 2014
    Focus on Wetlands as World Environment Day is commemorated in Zimbabwe

    A belated World Environment Day was commemorated in Zimbabwe with a call to safeguard the country’s wetlands and water resources. The event, involving representatives of NGOs, community-based organizations, academia, media and the UN was observed under the theme Wetlands and Waters: a Combination for Life”.

  • 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.

  • 09 Jun 2014
    United Nations-led Partnership Announces Equator Prize Winners

    Global distinction given to innovative sustainable development solutions that can “change the world”

  • 09 Jun 2014
    Towards a discourse on human rights

    The Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Honorable. Fortune Chasi appealed to stakeholders in Zimbabwe to support the Government of Zimbabwe in the promotion and protection of human rights.

  • 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.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Debating Special Economic Zones

    UNDP, the World Bank and the African Development Bank are taking the lead in this initiative, proposed in the new economic blueprint, (Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset)) as a key strategy to boost economic growth and generate employment.

  • 26 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    United Nations in Zimbabwe joined the national commemorations of International Women’s Day. The commemoration which took place under the theme “Celebrating Women’s Gains through Constitutional Provisions”, aims to promote women’s participation in political, social and economic spheres in Zimbabwe.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    United Nations Launches New Gender Equality Programme

    In a milestone for the United Nations in Zimbabwe, the UN Women, ILO, UNDP, and UNFPA launched the country’s first joint programme to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Initiated with the support of the Government of Sweden, the programme will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development.

  • 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

  • 27 Nov 2013
    Resident Coordinator's Update on Meeting with Government Officials

  • 30 Oct 2013
    UN Day: For Safer Motherhood in Zimbabwe

    Jointly with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the United Nations Agencies in Zimbabwe celebrated the 68th anniversary of the United Nations at Chitungwiza Central Hospital with a call “For Safer Motherhood in Zimbabwe” – a theme that highlights the country’s high rates of maternal mortality.

  • 28 Oct 2013
    Regional integration in Africa: key to transformation and development

    Gathering for the African Economic Conference in Johannesburg, leaders call on continent to seize the moment for wide-ranging structural change.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    UNDP Releases Guidelines To Address The HIV Risks Of Large Infrastructure Projects

    Governments and partners on the African continent must reduce the impact of large infrastructure projects and mining operations on the spread of HIV, according to new guidelines released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with other UN and international organizations.

  • 21 Sep 2013
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: International Peace Day

    The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection – a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire. We ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour those killed in conflict and the survivors who live with daily trauma and pain.

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