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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 launches Accelerated VMMC strategic plan Marondera, 2015  Zimbabwe has mounted an effective response to the HIV epidemic, and HIV prevalence has come down from 27% in 1997 to 15%  to date. In addition to the prevention and treatment interventions that have been deployed, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)  is a high impact intervention that has been adopted, which has the potential to to drive further dramatic declines in the trajectory of HIV in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe, which has a historically low prevalence of male circumcision stands…
  • Zimbabwe hosts SADC Malaria Day Vic. Falls, 16 Jan. 2015  Zimbabwe, which is the Chairperson for Ministers of Health in the SADC Region played host to the belated regional commemoration of SADC Malaria Day in Victoria Falls. The commemoration which brought together SADC Ministers of Health, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners, and the Victoria Falls community, was held under the theme “Strong partnerships sustain gains in malaria prevention and control”  and the slogan, “Combining efforts—key to success”.
  • Keynote Address by Dr David Okello at the occasion of the National Health and Research Conference, Mbabane, Swaziland Salutations • Your Excellency, the Right Honourable Prime Minister Dr Sibusiso B. Dlamini • Honourable Minister of Health Make Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane • Honourable Ministers present here • Regional Administrator • Members of Parliament from both Houses • Your Excellency the American Ambassador • The RC and Other Heads of UN Agencies • Senior officials from Government Institutions • Development Partners    • Representatives of Non-Government Organisations • Health Researchers • Media houses • Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning I bring…
  • WHO Perspectives on Maternal Mortality in Zimbabwe: A Reflection of the Year 2014 Key Highlights Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) for Zimbabwe has declined from 960 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 614 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2014. This is commendable progress, but the ratio still remains unacceptably high. Zimbabwe’s MDG target is to reduce MMR to 71 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2015. The media has a critical role to play in promoting social accountability on maternal health.   Why does maternal mortality remain high in Zimbabwe? We…
  • Zimbabwe Hosts Continental World Aids Day Victoria Falls: 01 Dec. 2014 - Zimbabwe’s resort town of Victoria Falls played host to the 2014 Continental World Aids Day commemorations, as Africa joined the rest of the world in commemorating the day. The commemoration, which was held under the theme ”Getting to Zero in Africa: Africa’s Responsibility, Everyone’s Responsibility” brought together people living with HIV; AIDS activists; partners; donors; and representatives from selected African Member States among others. The African Union sent a high powered delegation led by the…