Zimbabwe WHO Country Office

Bien rep zim 14 15Biennial report of the WHO Country Office in Zimbabwe 2014–2015 [pdf - 960.53 kB]

  • Zimbabwe | WHO calls for the implementation of a national pharmaceutical policy Harare, 11 October 2016  - The call was made by WHO Representative Dr David Okello at the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe’s Annual Pharmacists’ Indaba. Dr Okello said this policy, which should be well-integrated within the national health policy, is the  first step in the Government's efforts to ensure access to medicines for its population. “Such a policy should also define the regulatory framework for assuring product quality, safety and efficacy, and governance of functional and administrative processes,” said Dr Okello.
  • WHO calls for strengthening of health systems in addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Harare, 3 October 2016 -  The call was made by WHO Representative Dr David Okello at a media breakfast meeting to share information about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the work that WHO, FAO, the organization for animal health (OIE) and other partners are doing in Zimbabwe to decrease this real and urgent threat.
  • WHO hands over vehicles worth over USD 1.3m to Ministry of Health and Child Care EPI programme Harare, 26 September 2016 - The WHO Representative to Zimbabwe, Dr David Okello handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care 24 Land cruisers, and 9 refrigerated trucks for transporting vaccines in a move that will strengthen EPI surveillance and outreach services throughout the country. The vehicles, which are worth more than USD 1.3mil  and were procured on request from the Ministry of Health and Child Care using GAVI funds, were handed over at a colourful ceremony which…
  • Zimbabweans urged to shun fast foods to prevent diabetes Chegutu, 7 April 2016 - The call was made during the commemoration of World Health Day which was held at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu, Mashonaland West Province. Zimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day under the theme Diabetes is preventable: Empower individuals, families and communities.
  • 20% of Zimbabwean students using tobacco products Harare, 28 January 2016 - This was revealed in the summary report of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) country report for Zimbabwe which was launched on Wednesday 27th January in Harare. The GYTS was conducted in 2014, and involved a representative sample of grade 7 pupils and forms 1—3 students aged 13 –15 years. It was a questionnaire based survey that consisted of 6,427 eligible students drawn from randomly selected classes from 100 sampled schools with a response rate…