11 June 2018, Harare - Today Ministries of Health and Education with the support of four United Nations Agencies (UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO) launched the Zimbabwe School Health Policy to advance positive health determinants while preventing and mitigating health risks among all 4 million learners and their 37,000 teachers.
17 January 2018, Harare - A ceremony to mark the award of US $ 502 million additional healthcare funding from the Global Fund to Zimbabwe was held in Harare today. The grants which will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child and Child Care (MOHCC) and UN in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations and the National AIDS Council (NAC) will support HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria programmes for the next three years. UNDP is the principal recipient of the grants.
09 November 2017, Harare - Through the Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Government is making available GBP 65.2 million (US$ 82.1 million) to improve sexual, reproductive, health, and nutrition services for women, adolescents, and children. The majority of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.
20 September 2017, Harare - The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitments articulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).
The United Nations, through the ZUNDAF, continues its support in poverty reduction, advancing good governance and gender equality, and enhancing service delivery in education, health, water and sanitation, protection, and food and nutrition security.
AT A GLANCE - UPDATE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.
PEOPLE IN NEED: 4.3 m
PEOPLE TARGETED: 3.1 m
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 352m
KEY HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
High levels of acute malnutrition
Poor access to basic services
New UN Development Framework Kicks Off
02 Note from the UN Resident Coordinator
03 Intensifying preparedness in response to worsening drought
04 Collective advocacy bears fruit: Constitutional Court outlaws child marriages
05 UN support contributes to key national development priorities
06 UN supports Zimbabwe’s ongoing economic recovery and growth measures
07 A year-long campaign to advance human rights
08 Intensifying advocacy on HIV prevention
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN@70 • Localising SDGs • Enhancing Food Security • Ending Child Marriages • Advancing Quality Health Services
Enhancing development partnerships for inclusive growth and sustainable development
IN THIS ISSUE
PAGE 1 Message from the UN Resident Coordinator Zim Organic Farmers Win Global Recognition
PAGE 3 Crafting the United Nations Five Year Development Framework for Zimbabwe
PAGE 4 New Data Shows Positive Trend on Health
PAGE 5 Increasing Young People’s Knowledge in Reproductive Health
PAGE 6 Fighting Drug Abuse Among Young People
PAGE 7 Shifting Development Discourse Towards Innovation
PAGE 8 Accelerated Learning Plan Provides Second Chance to Education
The ninth edition of the United Nations in Zimbabwe newsletter is dedicated to UN engagement in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives in Zimbabwe. This newsletter also highlights issues related to health, skills, and human trafficking. Finally, this newsletter covers updates on the development of the new Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) for 2016-2020, the UN’s partnership with the Harare International Festival of Arts, and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Nutrition Surveillance Status in Zimbabwe
The Food and nutrition Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare has released the much awaited nutrition surveillance results for the data which was collected in November/December 2004.
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Visits CAP 2004 Funded Projects
Following the appeal by the government of Zimbabwe for donor assistance towards the extended Consolidated Appeal coordinated by the Humanitarian Coordinator's Office and launched in April 2004, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare proposed to visit NGO 2004 CAP funded projects. The aim was to appreciate the impact that the projects implemented had on the beneficiary population.