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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 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,…
  • Zimbabwe’s loss, South Sudan’s gain Harare, 18 Sept. 2014:  On 12 September 2014, WHO Zimbabwe bade farewell to one of its long serving and  dedicated staff members who has been reassigned to WHO South Sudan. Dr Lincoln, Sunganayi Charimari, former NPO DPC in WCO Zimbabwe bade farewell to colleagues at an emotional farewell party held for him. Speaker after speaker at the farewell function spoke of Dr Charimari’s humble nature which enabled him to interact with colleagues at different levels.  Dr Charimari was described as…
  • 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…