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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 2022 in Zimbabwe

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Zimbabwe in 2022 In Zimbabwe, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to address gaps in healthcare, focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, support for migrants and deportees, and responding to disease outbreaks.
Zimbabwe IAR map 2022

In the capital, Harare, we run a project providing comprehensive youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, through our clinic in Mbare. Our team is also working to improve adolescent SRH in Epworth in a non-medical setting, working with peer educators. Peer educators are adolescents who are trained to facilitate access to SRH services in communities by raising awareness on the services we offer.

When a measles outbreak hit the country in 2022, MSF supported the national response, targeting the most affected districts in Manicaland province. Our teams provided vaccinations, as well as care to patients, contact tracing and training. Through health promotion services, we increased community awareness and improved vaccine uptake. 

In Beitbridge and Plumtree, we continue to offer medical assistance to vulnerable migrants, asylum seekers, deportees and local communities. In 2022, we constructed a wellness centre in Tongogara refugee camp, which the community has named Baobab House. The centre runs mental health services, including individual support, stress management sessions and recreational activities, to help people dealing with stress and trauma.  

In December, we closed our environmental health project in Harare, which implemented activities to strengthen communities’ capacity to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks. These included drilling, rehabilitating and sealing boreholes to improve access to safe water, and setting up community-led solid waste, biowaste and wastewater recycling projects in the city, which also contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change.


in 2022
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
MSF response to cyclone Idai in Chimanimani - Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Chimanimani: A community in distress after Cyclone Idai

Project Update 10 Apr 2019