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15 April 2019

"We are more empowered now," Cyclone Idai survivor

Cyclone Idai hit the eastern part of Zimbabwe, on 15 and 16 March, with Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in Manicaland Province being the most affected hardest-hit left 15,000 women and girls at... Read more

21 March 2019
UNFPA Zimbabwe colleagues Rose Katumba and Verena Bruno listen to a pregnant survivor of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge as she narrates how her antenatal care records and medication were swept away by the floods. © UNFPA Zimbabwe

UNFPA supports sexual and reproductive health after floods cut off Zimbabwe districts

Harare, ZIMBABWE–Displaced women, among them pregnant women, have lost critical health supplies including ante-natal care records, iron supplements and ARVs, which have been washed away with their... Read more

13 March 2019

Youth voices: Pushing past the stigma of disability and menstruation in Zimbabwe

Harare, ZIMBABWE—The night before my first period started, I had a vivid dream about how it would happen and I was afraid. The next day, it happened as in my dream and I realized I had nothing to... Read more

19 February 2019
Laina Mutenga, her husband and two of their four children at Forefront Farm

Village Health Worker leading by example

Laina Mutenga, 42, is a village health worker who lives and works at Forefront Farm in Mashonaland East.  She has been married for 17 years with four children.  She says from the time she got married... Read more

6 February 2019

World Cancer Day: Integration of services key in encouraging cervical cancer screening says UNFPA

Harare, 6 February 2019 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged public health facilities to integrate health services to ensure women are provided with an opportunity for cervical... Read more

11 December 2018

Government of Zimbabwe, UNFPA launch Gender Based Violence Online Portal

  Harare, 11 December 2018 – The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the Gender... Read more

10 December 2018

“Invest in young people to reap demographic dividend”

Harare, 10 December 2015 –The Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today launched findings of the Demographic Dividend (DD) Study which calls for... Read more

26 November 2018

Mobile Cervical Cancer screening clinics helping reach women in rural Nyanga with essential services

Nyanga, Zimbabwe, 26 November -  *Dorcas Katima, (48) slowly walks into the medical examination rooms at Nyanga District Hospital. She looks nervous but the nurse gently holds her arm and reassures... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

31 October 2018

End exclusion of youth, if we want a better tomorrow

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Sexual assault and embarrassment are the risks that adolescent girls face when dealing with menstruation hygiene in emergency settings, due to the lack of separation... Read more