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The economic situation continues to decline with very little funds available for public expenditure and social services. As a result, the health sector faces numerous challenges, including shortages of medical supplies and essential medicines.

We run projects in partnership with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), that include treatment and care for people living with HIV, health programmes for migrants, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and environmental health.

Under the health programme for migrants in Beitbridge, MSF teams offer medical assistance to migrants and deportees according to their specific health needs. In Tongogara Refugee Camp, we provide refugees and asylum seekers with mental healthcare.

We also offer comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare services for adolescents in the urban districts of Mbare and Epworth and support the health ministry to respond to disease outbreaks.

Our activities in 2023 in Zimbabwe

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2023.

MSF in Zimbabwe in 2023 Throughout 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supported the national response to widespread cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe. We also ran projects aimed at filling gaps in healthcare in Harare and Gwanda.
Zimbabwe IAR map 2023

Since February 2023, our teams have been supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care to respond to cholera outbreaks in Chegutu, Beitbridge, Buhera, Harare and Chitungwiza districts. As well as providing treatment and medical supplies, we carried out infection prevention and control, surveillance and awareness-raising activities, and implemented measures to improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

In the capital, Harare, we continued to run our adolescent sexual reproductive health project. Our teams conducted consultations in youth-friendly settings at Mbare clinic and Epworth youth centre, offering treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and provided safe abortion and post-abortion care. The project also ensures that adolescents and young people in Mbare have access to mental health and psychosocial support.

In October, we started a new project in Gwanda district, Matabeleland South province, working with artisanal miners and host communities. We offer a range of services through a community outreach clinic, including screening and treatment for STIs and HIV, as well as family planning.  

In June, we handed over the migrant health project that we had been running in southern Zimbabwe to the Ministry of Public Labour and Social Welfare, and the Ministry of Health and Child Care. For five years, we had been providing medical and mental health care to migrants and deportees at the border town of Beitbridge, and in satellite projects in Plumtree and in Tongogara refugee camp.   

in 2023
Community outreach picture

Bringing healthcare to artisanal miners in Zimbabwe

Project Update 9 Jul 2024
Marvellous Nzenza with her mother Jacqueline and MSF social worker Relative Chitungo
International Women's Day

Overcoming taboos to ensure women's sexual health

Project Update 2 Mar 2023
Nurse-led approach model for NCDs patients

MSF Zimbabwe newsletter issue 1

Report 24 Sep 2020
Malawi - Advanced HIV

AIDS death toll stagnating due to lack of testing at community level

Press Release 1 Dec 2019
Malawi - Advanced HIV

MSF report "No time to lose" examines the fight against AIDS in 15 countries

Report 27 Nov 2019
Emergency mobile clinic outside Beira, Mozambique
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding

Crisis Update 26 Apr 2019