We run projects in partnership with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), providing treatment for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), non-communicable diseases and mental health issues.
While HIV prevalence has decreased from 30 per cent in the early 2000s to 15 per cent today, there are still major gaps in services, such as the availability of routine viral load monitoring and second-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.
We also offer comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare services for adolescents in the urban district of Mbare, and support the health ministry to respond to disease outbreaks.
MSF teams are currently responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.
Our activities in 2021 in Zimbabwe
Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.
In the capital, Harare, we ran a project providing comprehensive youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion and post-abortion care, through our clinic in Mbare.
Our teams have been working to improve access to similar services in the nearby town of Epworth. We constructed a youth centre where young people can participate in recreational and educational activities and learn about sexual and reproductive health in a non-medical setting.
In Beitbridge, where we offer medical assistance to migrants, deportees and the local community, we strengthened measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These included providing technical and hands-on support to improve the flow of people, promoting handwashing and physical distancing practices, and improving access to water and sanitation services.
During the second and third waves of COVID-19, we also supported the national response by running training programmes for nursing assistants at Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital in Harare and Beitbridge District Hospital. Our programme model equipped nursing assistants with basic hospital tasks to support the care of COVID-19 patients.