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Community based youth leaders or mentors will deliver the manual as the main resource to engage young people by providing them with correct information, challenging them to look at their own attitudes and behaviours, helping them to develop the skills they need to adopt health behaviours and to remain safe. While it is recognised that changing an individual’s behaviour remains the responsibility of that individual, creating an environment that supports and encourages positive behaviour change requires effort and commitment from a multitude of players. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) as mentors in the CSE groups are key agents in this endeavour. However, the group members are also key contributors to building change in their own and their fellow group members’ lives. Providing information and education is only one component of infl uencing change of an individual’s behaviour.

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The Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Programme is consistent with the National Health Strategy for Zimbabwe 2016-2020, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Strategy (ZNFPS) 2016-2020, the Extended Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP) 2015-2020, the National Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Strategy II: 2016-2020, and the Zimbabwe National Gender Based Violence Strategy 2012-2015. The overall goal of the SBCC Programme is to contribute to improving sexual and reproductive health through reducing the incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality among women, cervical cancer, HIV and SGBV. This will ultimately contribute to Ministry of Health and Child Care's vision “to have the highest possible level of health and quality of life for all Zimbabweans”. The programme will also promote attainment of the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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The new 2030 development agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on all of us to step up our efforts in our areas of work to meet targets set. Indeed meeting these targets and achieving positive outcomes in the area of Sexual Reproductive Health requires huge investment and c o l l a b o r a This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence by all key stakeholders.

In Zimbabwe the new development agenda presents opportunities for achieving these positive outcomes. We know that many women and girls are dying from complications of child birth. At estimated 8 women and girls die every day due to pregnancy complications. Many other women and girls suffer serious birth injuries such as fistula. It is well known that every maternal death is associated with 20 to 50 cases of severe maternal morbidity or injuries. Until 2 years ago, women living with fistula could not receive treatment. We are now reaching women with life changing surgery but we still need to reach much more.

This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence.

The new 2030 development agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on all of us to step up our efforts in our areas of work to meet targets set. Indeed meeting these targets and achieving positive outcomes in the area of Sexual Reproductive Health requires huge investment and c o l l a b o r a This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence by all key stakeholders.

In Zimbabwe the new development agenda presents opportunities for achieving these positive outcomes. We know that many women and girls are dying from complications of child birth. At estimated 8 women and girls die every day due to pregnancy complications. Many other women and girls suffer serious birth injuries such as fistula. It is well known that every maternal death is associated with 20 to 50 cases of severe maternal morbidity or injuries. Until 2 years ago, women living with fistula could not receive treatment. We are now reaching women with life changing surgery but we still need to reach much more.

This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence.

The new 2030 development agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on all of us to step up our efforts in our areas of work to meet targets set. Indeed meeting these targets and achieving positive outcomes in the area of Sexual Reproductive Health requires huge investment and c o l l a b o r a This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence by all key stakeholders.

In Zimbabwe the new development agenda presents opportunities for achieving these positive outcomes. We know that many women and girls are dying from complications of child birth. At estimated 8 women and girls die every day due to pregnancy complications. Many other women and girls suffer serious birth injuries such as fistula. It is well known that every maternal death is associated with 20 to 50 cases of severe maternal morbidity or injuries. Until 2 years ago, women living with fistula could not receive treatment. We are now reaching women with life changing surgery but we still need to reach much more.

This booklet highlights in greater detail some of the areas requiring our attention as various stakeholders and investment and support for improved outcomes on maternal health, particularly the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and fistula, access to family planning, young people’s development and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence.

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The fact sheet shows key findings from six Census Thematic reports that have been produced from the Zimbabwe 2012 Census. The thematic reports focusing on six areas, Labour Force Characteristics; Living Conditions; Disability; Women and Men; Children and Older Persons provide a detailed analysis of data collected during the 2012 Census. The results of the 2012 Census were released in December 2013. Statistics are a vital tool for economic and social development and reliable and timely data can help Zimbabwe in the formulation of development policies and programmes.

 

 

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In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
This year's State of World Population Report Worlds Apart delves into the effect these inequalities have on women and girls' reproductive health. 
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Family Planning in Zimbabwe 

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from January - April 2017.

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Zimbabwe has appealed for assistance after declaring floods a national disaster. Almost 250 people have been killed and about 2,000 people have been left homeless, with around 900 people displaced to a camp in Tsholostho in Matabeleland North. Much of the heavy rains received over the past month can be attributed to Tropical Cyclone DINEO, which crossed southern and western Zimbabwe as a powerful storm system in mid-February. Special Cabinet Committee has raised $14.5 million of the $100 million required to repair extensive infrastructure damage, including to roads, bridges, schools and clinics. Assessments are ongoing as humanitarian partners consider redirecting the current drought response as well as mobilizing additional
resources. Multi-sectoral life-saving response activities are ongoing in the worst affected districts. Rains are expected to continue until April.
 
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The Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-economic Transformation (Zim Asset) 2013-2018 lays a foundation for its long-term development aspirations that seek to achieve sustainable development and social equity anchored on indigenisation, empowerment and job creation. Demographic change has implications for the realisation of these ambitions. This study set out to analyse the population dynamics and age-structure changes in Zimbabwe in the medium to long-term and the implications these will have on the ability of the country to maximise its Demographic Dividend (DD). The demographic dividend refers to the temporary economic benefit that can arise from a significant increase in the ratio of working-age adults relative to young dependents that results from fertility decline - if this change is accompanied by sustained investments in education and skills development, health, job creation and good governance. The DD paradigm offers a framework that is congruent with the needs of Zimbabwe’s long-term development aspirations as well as the global post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda.
 

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