• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boosting the Tourism Industry in Zimbabwe Aug 22, 2013

    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.

  • Transforming Africa through Investing in People Jul 17, 2013

    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.

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