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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 Harare welcomes RD Elect Harare, 12 Nov. 2014 - The Eastern and Southern Africa Staff Association (ESASA) in Harare organized a lavish ceremony to welcome and congratulate Regional Director (RD) elect, Dr Matshidiso Moeti to Zimbabwe. Dr Moeti was nominated to be the next RD at the annual Regional Committee Meeting which took place in Cotonou, Benin, from 3-7 November 2014, and she is the first female RD in the region.  She is scheduled to take up her new post on 1 February 2015, succeeding Dr…
  • WHO hosts 2014 UN Day Celebrations Harare: 24 October 2014 - In an event that has been described by many as hugely successful, WHO hosted this year’s colourful  UN Day Celebrations at their Highlands compound. The Zimbabwe UN Country Team (UNCT) marked the 69th birthday of the UN under the theme ”Together: Moving Zimbabwe Forward”. The theme and spirit of moving forward was reflected in the speeches from both the UN and Government representatives as well as in the displays mounted by UN agencies. The Celebrations…
  • Zimbabwe’s Medicines Quality Lab Gets WHO Approval Harare, 22 Sept. 2014 -  Zimbabweans stand to gain access to better medicines after WHO’s approval of its medicines quality control laboratory in Harare.  The approval, which follows a thorough assessment by WHO, means that the laboratory operates in compliance with international standards and can carry out quality tests on medicines purchased by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as by other large purchasers of medicines for developing countries, like UNICEF.  It also sends a…
  • WHO supports introduction of HPV vaccine in Zimbabwe Harare, 18 Sept. 2014 :  WHO supported the Ministry of Health and Child Care to launch the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine demonstration programme in Zimbabwe. The HPV vaccine targets girls before they become sexually active in order to prevent acquisition of sexually transmitted infections, and HPV which causes cervical cancer. Under this programme, Zimbabwe will deliver vaccines to girls aged 10 years in the  2 districts of Marondera and Beitbridge. The 2 districts were chosen because of their high…
  • Workshop on Ebola preparedness and response conducted for eight unaffected countries in the African Region Harare, 18 Sept 2014 :  “One of the greatest challenges to our current response to ongoing Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks is how to manage the resultant epidemic of fear, panic, myths and misconceptions. But whatever approach we want to adopt for our situation, we must ensure that they are guided by science, documented evidence and international agreements” These were the words of Dr David Okello, WHO Representative in Zimbabwe and IST/ESA Coordinator a.i.  during the workshop held at Rainbow Towers,…