Integrated Support Programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Prevention of HIV and Gender Based Violence (ISP)


The ISP supported by the governments of Britain, Ireland and Sweden seeks to contribute towards the improvement of women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health through reducing incidences of maternal morbidity (injury) and mortality (death), provision of family planning services, cervical cancer screening and treatment, HIV prevention and GBV prevention and response. To date:

  • 52 cervical cancer screening sites have been established and 178 health workers trained in screening and treatment using VIAC screening over 128,000 women.
  • 154,461 additional clients have accessed family planning; 79,241 new young people and adolescents have accessed family planning through youth friendly services
  • Over 4 million male condoms have been distributed through sex worker clinics 6 static and 30 mobile sites
  • Over 23,500 GBV survivors have accessed essential services including health care psychosocial support and legal aid


Revitalising Maternity Waiting Homes Project



The Revitalising Maternity Waiting Homes Project, supported by the European Union, aims to improve maternal health with a focus on promoting institutional deliveries by increasing the number of functional Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) in the country as well as training of health providers in Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC). To date:

  • 102 Maternity Waiting Homes have been renovated and refurbished; 100,000 pregnant women have benefitted from accessing the Maternity Waiting Homes
  • 62 ambulances suited for rough terrain to strengthen referral services at district level
  • 591 service providers trained in EmONC to strengthen their capacity to manage obstetric complications


H4+ Zimbabwe


H4+, led by UNFPA in Zimbabwe and supported by the governments of Sweden and Canada, is a joint effort of WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the World Bank to improve the health of women and children by reducing child mortality and improving maternal health in six of the most hard-to-reach districts in Zimbabwe (Chipinge, Gokwe North, Hurungwe, Mbire, Chiredzi and Binga). To date:

  • 48 health facilities have been strengthened in the 6 districts offering EmONC service and building capacity of health providers, providing commodities and carrying out need based refurbishment
  • The national maternal death review and surveillance system has been strengthened
  • 121 community groups or rural committees have been established to help improve knowledge on maternal health, infant and child feeding and HIV issues