Health & Community

Health & Community

Nurturing Through Challenges: A Nutritionist’s Breastfeeding Journey

UNICEF Breastfeeding holds immense significance for Chj, a conduit through which she nourishes her baby with unwavering confidence in its quality and safety. In an intimate conversation, Chj Chikanda, a dedicated Nutritionist with the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe, opens up about her breastfeeding experience while managing her demanding career. Her narrative sheds light on

Relief for Chinhoyi residents as hotspot of murders, muggings gets street lights 

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent RESIDENTS of Chinhoyi’s Hunyani suburb have heaved a sigh of relief following the installation of three streetlights along “the road of death” where many recent murders and muggings have been recorded. The stretch of road linking Gadzema Main Rank and Hunyani suburb commonly known as “PaChafa” has become

Kwekwe District Development Coordinator Fortune Mupungu

Govt urges miners to ‘protect’ environment as Kwekwe infrastructure collapses into mine tunnels

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE District Development Coordinator Fortune Mupungu has called for responsible mining in the town that has borne the brunt of unregulated mining leading to the sinking of schools and roads into tunnels. The gold mining city has also seen houses cave in due to illegal mining activities, while gold panners were massed

UNFPA, Government of Zimbabwe and partners launch the 2023 State of the World Population Report

UNFPA Zimbabwe, partners call for greater investment in advancing rights of women and girls in a world of changing demographics

By UNFPA Harare/New York – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zimbabwe and partners Thursday launched the 2023 State of the World Population Report entitled: “8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities: the case for rights and choices” with a call for action to ensure the rights of women and girls are respected even in a

Despite limited resources, there is a commitment to education from the learners at a primary school for migrant children established by the migrant community themselves in Musina, Limpopo province.

Easing the burden for children on the move

By Sudeshan Reddy | UNICEF THE smile on the face of eight-year-old Jacob* is infectious as he lifts himself up with one leg and joins in an animated conversation with other children housed at the Catholic Shelter for Women and Children in the town of Musina close to South Africa’s border with Zimbabwe. Born in

Re-Imagining Education in Zimbabwe – a collaborative effort

By Elizabeth B. Mupfumira|UNICEF MARONDERA – Mr. Tapfumaneyi Chiwoto, the headmaster of Cherutombo Secondary School in Marondera jokingly refers to himself as a member of the “BBC” Generation (Born Before Computers).” While he acknowledges the rapidly changing global and digital landscape, he has equipped himself with the knowledge and skills to ensure that his students

Chipo Pikirai

Chivis’ Story of Hope: To the future, with love

Farai Mutsaka | UNICEF Chivi, Zimbabwe – When Chipo Pikirai, who lives with a disability, met her now husband, it was love at first sight. “We were both so smitten that we were soon talking about a happy future and starting a family together,” she said, smiling. But the union became a source of anguish

Chaplain Phiri

Widows face stigmatisation, lack resource to re-build livelihoods

By Anna Chibamu WIDOWS face a lot of stigmatisation from society with lack of resources to economically re-build their livelihoods. Addressing widows during the commemoration of the International Widows’ Day in Harare last Friday, Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Services (ZPCS) Chaplain Christine Phiri said most women crumble after losing a spouse. Phiri discouraged widows from allowing

Desire Nyagura

Epworth’s climate champion amplifies children’s voices

UNICEF Epworth, Zimbabwe- Desire Nyagura is emerging as a leading voice in Zimbabwe’s fight against climate change and is aggressively pushing for a clean and safe environment in urban areas. Nyagura (18) from Epworth, a township on the eastern periphery of the capital Harare, has been in the thick of things from an early age

16 000 refugees gets food support under Govt-WFP partnership  

By Staff Reporter A TOTAL of 16 000 refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) in Chipinge have received a donation of 4 400 metric tonnes of maize grain from the government in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Refugees have been facing food shortages due to limited funding. Under the partnership, WFP will

New water, menstrual hygiene friendly infrastructure draws girls to school

Timothy Manyange | UNICEF Rural Zimbabwean school attracts previously disadvantaged female learners as World Bank funded WASH infrastructure turns cyclone-hit school into community model Chikomba, Zimbabwe – There is something fresh about Faith Chimhandamba’s school, one of those battered by Cyclone Idai in 2019, but have now transformed into community models. For the first time

Govt rolls out extended oral polio vaccination campaign

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has embarked on the fourth lap of oral polio vaccination (OPV) across all provinces in the country. The fourth round of vaccinations starts June 27 to 30 targeting the 0—59 months age group. Mashonaland West provincial health promotions officer, George Kambondo

Philis Chifamba offloads firewood from an e-tricycle at her home in Wedza, about 140 kilometres from Zimbabwe's capital Harare on May 19, 2023. (Xinhua/Tafara Mugwara)

Rural women drive Zimbabwe’s green transition

By Xinhua WEDZA — As a rural woman from Wedza, about 140 kilometers from Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, 53-year-old Adefi Mtambo never remotely imagined herself in the driver’s seat. “I could only operate an ox-drawn cart,” Mtambo, a taxi driver, told Xinhua after delivering groceries at a store with an electric tricycle. “I never

USAID provides US$8.7 million assistance to food insecure districts in Zim

By Thandiwe Garusa THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed US$8.7 million towards resilience building activities for 66 000 food insecure rural Zimbabweans through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The initiative is designed to meet immediate food needs from May to October in Kariba, Masvingo, Mwenezi, Rushinga and Zvishavane districts. Participants will receive monthly food baskets consisting