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  • United Nations Launches New Gender Equality Programme Feb 27, 2014

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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).

  • Improving Service Delivery through Reliable Communication Feb 13, 2014

    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.

  • Patient Management System Goes Digital Feb 13, 2014

    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.

  • The Dawn of a New IT Era Feb 13, 2014

    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.

  • Zimbabwe Contributes US$ One Million To The Global Fund Dec 6, 2013
  • UN Development Chief Hails Progress on Halting and Reversing Spread of HIV; Says Significant Challenges Remain Dec 1, 2013
  • UN Day: For Safer Motherhood in Zimbabwe Oct 30, 2013

    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.

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

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

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