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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.

  • WHO Zimbabwe holds Ebola briefing for staff Harare, 11 Sept 2014 :  WHO Zimbabwe became the first WHO office in the African Region to hold an Ebola Briefing for staff members. The briefing, which was held for both country office and IST staff was conducted by technical officers who had undergone training on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Brazzaville. Speaking at the briefing, WR Zimbabwe and IST/ESA Coordinator a.i. Dr David Okello said the briefing was very important as it equipped staff members with correct information on…
  • 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…