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Village Health Workers from Manicaland
June 13, 2018

Today at the Cresta Lodge, the United States celebrated the launch of Mhuri Imuli, a five-year $25 million program to improve the health of Zimbabwean families.  The program will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to expand access to and improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services.

USAID promotes agricultural recovery and livelihood development through the President’s global Feed the Future initiative.
February 13, 2018

Harare: In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, fall armyworm can feed on 80 different crop species, including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, including Zimbabwe, posing a significant threat to food security, income, and livelihoods.

Zimbabwe Works Beneficiary
September 5, 2017

To recognize five years of promoting sustainable youth development in Zimbabwe, the International Youth Foundation is honoured to host the Zimbabwe:Works (Z:W) Celebration on September 6, 2017. Since its inception in June 2012, Z:W has collaborated with 27 local NGO and private sector partners in 12 districts to equip nearly 29,000 young people - more than half of whom are young women - with essential  technical, vocational, financial, entrepreneurship, work readiness and life skills training.

Food Distribution
April 7, 2017

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided humanitarian assistance for over 2 million Zimbabweans during the El Niño-induced drought that led to widespread crop failure and left 4.1 million rural Zimbabweans food insecure.  As the annual harvest approaches, USAID and its partners are reviewing the progress and achievements of a successful drought response and continuing ongoing activities that aim to improve long-term food security for Zimbabwe.

Riders for Health deliver TB specimens
March 23, 2017

The United States Government stands with the people of Zimbabwe in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24.  Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has contributed long-term and substantial investments to the fight against TB in Zimbabwe, reaching hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans with life-saving health services.