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The mission of the WHO Zimbabwe Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Zimbabwe through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Zimbabwe’s preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease at advanced stage Harare, 28 Aug. 2014: This was said by the Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa, in a press conference he held with the WHO Representative for Zimbabwe, Dr  David Okello.  Dr Parirenyatwa emphasised that Zimbabwe has no cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and urged  the media to allay the fears of the public. He, however, said that the risk of EVD spreading in the  SADC region had increased significantly with the  confirmation of cases in the…
  • WHO supports introduction of Rotavirus vaccine in Zimbabwe Harare, 19 August 2014 : WHO supported the Ministry of Health and Child Care to launch the nationwide introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in Zimbabwe amid disturbing statistics of rotavirus diarrhea mortality among children below the age of 5.  Rotavirus diarrhea mostly affects children below the age of 5 and also accounts for 66% hospitalization of children in the above age group. According to WHO 2004 estimates, 527 000 children aged <5 years die each year from vaccine-preventable rotavirus infections; most…
  • WHO hands back Parirenyatwa Annex Offices to Hospital Harare Zimbabwe, 3 July 2014: WR Zimbabwe, Dr David Okello handed back some Parirenyatwa Annex Offices to Parirenyatwa Hospital. The offices on the ground floor of the Annex building were now vacant since the move of the Zimbabwe Country Office and IST/ESA to the Highlands complex. Speaking at the handover of the keys to the ground floor of the annex building to Dr Dhlakama acting Permanent Secretary for  Health and Child Care, and Mr Mundenda, Director of Operations for Parirenyatwa Hospital,…
  • Zimbabwe calls for “safe blood to save mothers” Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe: 14 June 2014 - Zimbabweans were called upon to provide safe blood to save mothers as Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Blood Donor Day at a high level event in Chinhoyi which was supported by the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Amai Grace Mugabe and representatives from the different levels of the Government of Zimbabwe. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “safe blood to save mothers” and it  focuses on raising…
  • WR Zimbabwe meets ZITF representatives to discuss WASH meeting Harare, Zimbabwe: 11 June 2014 - WHO Representative for Zimbabwe, Dr David Okello met with representatives from the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to discuss an upcoming water, sanitation, health and energy (WASHen) exhibition that is being planned for September 2014. Ms Stella Nkomo and Ms Nozipho Maphala from the Marketing and Public Relations unit of the ZITF met with Dr Okello in his Harare office to discuss the upcoming exhibition. Ms Nkomo said the ZITF is going to host a…