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11 July 2016
Makonde, 11 July 2016 - At the age of 11, Sibongile Majaura (14) was at risk of dropping out of school facing a future of early child marriage, teenage pregnancy and a life of poverty. Fast forward... Read more
11 July 2016
Opinion
Iron those trousers properly! Make sure that Sadza comes out good, and be sure to wake up early to sweep the house before anybody else! Decades later the words still ring in my ears and the clincher... Read more
27 May 2016
In the News
Harare, 27 June, 2016 – Latest findings from the 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey are showing that Zimbabwe is making progress in improving access to access to Sexual Reproductive Health... Read more
23 May 2016
Statement
Ending Fistula within a generation"  by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA United Nations, New York, 23 May 2016 - Obstetric fistula is... Read more
23 May 2016
Feature Story
Headlands, Zimbabwe, 23 May, 2016 – On this day last year Tuwede Adam (36) was sitting in her home dejected and sad having suffered from fistula for 19 years. In 1996, while giving birth at home... Read more
15 May 2016
Opinion
Harare, 15 May 2016 - Today Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Families under the theme: “Families, healthy lives and sustainable future”. The theme... Read more
28 April 2016
Opinion
Agnes Makoni is a midwife specialist by profession and Programme Analyst for Maternal Health for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) here in Zimbabwe. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Recently, Zimbabwe joined the rest the world to commemorate World Cancer Day. For me, each year we celebrate this day brings very painful memories. In 2009 I lost a close colleague to cervical... Read more
26 April 2016
In the News
Expectant mothers receive their UNFPA Mama Kits at Maphisa Maternity Waiting Home, Matabeleland North. Photo: UNFPA Zimbabwe
By Taurai Shava - VOA Zimbabwe BULAWAYO — Zimbabwe’s Health Development Fund appears to be playing a critical role in reducing the country’s maternal mortality rate and improving the general... Read more
13 April 2016
In the News
by Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter for The Herald Back in 1981, heavily pregnant Mary Maropa (not her real name) left her village in Nkayi for hospital expecting to return with a baby.... Read more
5 April 2016
In the News
UNFPA ESARO Regional Director Dr. Julitta Onabanjo discusses HIV revitalisation with UNFPA Zimbabwe Country Representative Mr. Cheikh Tidiane Cisse
Harare, April 5, 2016 – Regional experts on HIV prevention from civil society and United Nations organisations met in Harare recently to brainstorm on a draft road map to engage political leaders to... Read more

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