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23 May 2016

Reconstructing Lives: UNFPA Fistula Repair Camps

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

23 May 2016

Executive Director Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

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

15 May 2016

Families can build sustainable healthy lives

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
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

Why get checked for cervical cancer

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
Expectant mothers receive their UNFPA Mama Kits at Maphisa Maternity Waiting Home, Matabeleland North. Photo: UNFPA Zimbabwe

Donor-Driven Health Fund Reviving Zimbabwe Health Sector

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

Chinhoyi fistula repair camps restoring women's dignity

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
UNFPA ESARO Regional Director Dr. Julitta Onabanjo discusses HIV revitalisation with UNFPA Zimbabwe Country Representative Mr. Cheikh Tidiane Cisse

Regional leaders brainstorm on revitalising HIV prevention

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

23 March 2016
UNFPA assists over 300 women and girls providing dignity kits in flood-affected Beitbridge

UNFPA restores women's dignity in flood-affected Beitbridge

BEITBRIDGE - “Once I noticed the water was rising fast, I gathered my four children and ran for safety. We nearly lost one of our girls in the panic and rush to get to high ground,” exclaims Maria... Read more

10 March 2016

All girls must fight for their rights: Shamiso's story

MBIRE, Zimbabwe — Fifteen-year-old Shamiso Nyamutamba has endured more than her share of tragedy. When she was three, her mother died. Two years later, her father also passed away. She went to live... Read more

17 February 2016

Restoring Dignity to Women in Zimbabwe

CHINHOYI – “Every day for the past 19 years has been a social and emotional struggle for me – but today I am a new woman with dignity,” said Tuwede Adam (35) recently at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital’... Read more