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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
    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Fighting Poverty through Tourism

    The 2013 Zimbabwe Investment Handbook was launched in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls on 21 August 2013, with a call for the country to deal head-on with the specific challenges affecting the tourism industry to reduce poverty, enhance growth and position Zimbabwe as a preferred tourist destination.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    Transforming Africa through Investing in People

    Inclusive business holds the key to unlocking Africa’s development potential, UNDP Economic Advisor, Mr James Wakiaga has said. Speaking at the launch of the UNDP report Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Business for Shared Prosperity, Mr Wakiaga described the situation of doing business in the slums and villages of Africa as challenging due to the lack of enabling market conditions.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Lessons from the Accelerated Plan for MDG2

    The Ministry of Education, Sports, Art and Culture with support from the United Nations launched the Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for MDG2 for Zimbabwe that aims at ensuring that by 2015, all Zimbabwean children—boys and girls alike—will be able to complete primary education.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Commemorating World Environment Day

    With a simple message on the ‘return to basics’ of food consumption—and conservation-echoing throughout the event, nearly 40 institutions and groups took part in the World Environment Day commemoration held in the country’s capital, Harare on June 5, 2013.

  • 29 May 2013
    Accelerating Universal Primary Education

  • 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.

  • 15 May 2013
    Kick-starting the Post-2015 Debate in Zimbabwe

    National consultations on the Post-2015 development agenda kicked off in Zimbabwe with a call to stay the course of fighting poverty through inclusive growth and economic transformation for sustainable development.

  • 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.

  • 08 May 2013
    Key Poverty Reports Produced

    UNDP mobilised about US $ 1.7 million from its core resources, UNICEF, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) in undertaking the Poverty Income Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) between 2010 and 2012.