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Zimbabwe

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), 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 2020 in Zimbabwe

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Zimbabwe in 2020 In 2020, MSF continued to collaborate with the health ministry and other partners in Zimbabwe to deliver health services in rural areas and impoverished urban communities.
Zimbabwe Activities 2020

In Harare, the capital, MSF teams provided comprehensive, youth-friendly, sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents, in Mbare. We continued health promotion activities at the clinics and youth centres we support in Mbare. We also improved the provision of clean water to vulnerable communities in the city by rehabilitating and upgrading boreholes and drilling new ones.

In Manicaland province, MSF supported the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to implement a nurse-led programme to scale up treatment of patients with hypertension and diabetes in rural clinics in Chipinge and Mutare. This project was handed over to the MoHCC in November 2020.

After nine years of offering treatment, care and support to communities in the Gutu district of Masvingo province, we handed over our HIV and cervical cancer project to the MoHCC and partners.  

In April, during the lockdown due to COVID-19 in, many people in need of care for chronic diseases across the country were unable to access their medicines. To address this, we ensured continuity of care through means including home visits to deliver refills for HIV and non-communicable disease medications.

As a key healthcare service provider at the Beitbridge border post in Matabeleland South, we supported the MoHCC and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare by implementing targeted interventions to reach migrants on the move across the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. These activities included regular mobile outreach and provision of a comprehensive outpatient package that includes mental health support, prevention, screening and treatment.

 

in 2020
 
HIV Patient - Mashiri and Duduzile Community Antiretroviral Groups
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25 Nov 2016
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HIV program in Ndhiwa sub-county, Homa Bay
HIV/AIDS

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IDP Camps Durban April 2015
South Africa

MSF adapts medical response to needs of people displaced by xenophobic violence, providing psychological care for those traumatized

Press Release 21 May 2015
 
HIV support group for adolescents
Zimbabwe

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Voices from the Field 5 Mar 2015
 
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International Women's Day: Medical and psychosocial support for teenagers with HIV

Project Update 4 Mar 2015