UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency in expanding the possibilities for women and young people to lead health sexual and reproductive lives. We are on the ground in more than 140 countries working with governments, civil society, development partners and the private sector to promote the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
In Zimbabwe, UNFPA began operations in 1981 through the provision of support to the 1982 Population Census. UNFPA’s goal is to improve the quality of life of the people of Zimbabwe especially women and young people through promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. In particular, to reduce maternal mortality, the unmet need for family planning, new HIV infections and gender based violence, informed by a better understanding of population dynamics and using an integrated, rights based and gender sensitive approach.
UNFPA implements its programmes at the national level in partnership with government ministries and departments, local and international non-governmental organisations, the entire UN system, civil society, community based organisations and communities (men, women and young people, informed by national development priorities.)