Focus on Wetlands as World Environment Day is commemorated in Zimbabwe
Jun 25, 2014
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”.
Global Award Beckons for Organic Farmers in Zimbabwe
Jun 16, 2014
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.
United Nations-led Partnership Announces Equator Prize Winners
Jun 9, 2014
Global distinction given to innovative sustainable development solutions that can “change the world”
Towards Midterm Assessment of the Universal Periodic Review
Jun 9, 2014
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.
Supporting Zimbabwe to Deliver Timely Health Services at a Click of a Button
Jun 5, 2014
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.
International Women’s Day: Equality for Women is Progress for All
Mar 26, 2014
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.
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.
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.