U.S. Ambassador discusses Mandela Washington Fellowship and U.S.- Zim relations

Harare, September 26, 2018: United States Ambassador Brian Nichols says the United States is counting on Africa’s blossoming youth to solve the day-to-day challenges of the continent whilst developing stronger ties with the United States. “Africa is a continent that has tremendous potential and a very young population,” said Ambassador Nichols in a townhall to ...
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Health Alert

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (September 13, 2018) Location: Harare (Budiriro and Glenview neighborhoods) Event:  The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in Harare.  Cholera is highly contagious and a number of deaths have been reported Actions to Take: Consult a medical professional if you have symptoms of Cholera. ...
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U.S. support puts Zim girls through the hoops

Harare, August 27, 2018: A three-day basketball camp for under 17 girls ended on Sunday at the Harare International School in Mount Pleasant. The ‘Lead Camp 2018’ exposed the 40 youthful female participants, selected from Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces through a rigorous process, to basketball and life skills under the tutelage of top basketball coaches from ...
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United States launches program to support orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe

Harare, 16 July, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the launch of Pathways, a five-year $35 million program that will offer services to 250,000 HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children, 59,500 households, and 15,000 vulnerable youth. Operating in nine districts in Zimbabwe with high HIV burden, Pathways will put communities on ...
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United States supports life-saving interventions at Hopley Clinic

Harare, June 11, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Southern Africa and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington visited Hopley Clinic in Harare, commending efforts by doctors, nurses, and community health workers for their excellent work to ensure that close to 130,000 individuals in the underserved Harare community receive ...
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United States launches $25 million program to improve health for Zimbabwean families

Harare, 13 June, 2018 – Today at the Cresta Lodge, the United States celebrated the launch of Mhuri Imuli, a five-year $25 million program to improve the health of Zimbabwean families.  The program will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to expand access to and improve the quality of ...
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PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps

Harare, June 6, 2018: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare’ Hatcliffe township June 2nd. “Statistics received from the International Training and ...
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U.S. salutes health workers…PEPFAR partners begin HIV testing & TB screening

Harare, May 2nd 2018: On Workers Day, May 1, U.S. Mission in Zimbabwe Charge’ d’ Affaires Jennifer Savage paid tribute to all health workers in Zimbabwe. Addressing a reception to mark U.S. participation at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA 2018), the senior U.S. diplomat said U.S. contribution at the Festival was symbolic ...
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U.S. honors outstanding HIV/ AIDS scribes

Harare, April 26, 2018: The United States Embassy, through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), on Thursday recognized four Zimbabwean journalists for outstanding contribution to HIV and AIDS reporting. The four journalists- Shamiso Yikoniko, Michael Gwarisa, Nhau Mangirai and Mirirai Nsingo-Maponga- received cash awards and certificates at a ceremony jointly ...
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U.S., IOM add to Zim’s response to human trafficking

Harare, February 27 2018: The United States government- through the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP), is providing funding support to enhance Zimbabwe and the SADC region’s response to trafficking in persons. The funding, reaching just over $2 million, will enable Zimbabwe and the SADC region to start various ...
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NIH begins large HIV treatment study in pregnant women clinical trial will compare three antiretroviral drug regimens

The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three antiretroviral treatment regimens for pregnant women living with HIV and the safety of these regimens for their infants. The study will evaluate the current preferred first line regimen for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Harry Thomas at the Global Fund Grant Signing Ceremony

  Rainbow Towers, Harare  January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm   Dr. David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care Patrick Chinamasa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Representatives from the Global Fund Distinguished partners All protocols observed Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this important event. Sithandekile Chilenje ...
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U.S. Government program saves lives of mothers, babies, and children in Manicaland

Harare, 29 November, 2017 – Today at Manna Resorts, the United States, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) together with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC). Launched in 2013, the USAID-supported MCHIP activity has demonstrated impressive achievements to reduce maternal, newborn, and ...
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United States and Population Services Zimbabwe advance health for mothers and babies

Harare, 14 November, 2017 – Today at the Meikles Hotel in Harare, the United States and non-governmental organization Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) celebrated five years of improving access to voluntary family planning information and services to poor and underserved populations in Zimbabwe. Through the Improving Family Planning Services (IFPS) activity, funded by the U.S. Agency ...
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Zim journalist to attend World Conference of Science Journalists

Harare, October 24, 2017- Zimbabwean freelance journalist and media freedom activist Columbus Mavhunga left Zimbabwe on Monday to attend the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) scheduled for October 26th to 30th in the United States. Mavhunga will join over 1,400 science and journalism professionals from across the globe dedicated to engaging, incisive, accurate, and ...
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USAID Activity Improves Food Security in Rural Zimbabwe

Tsholotsho, 20 September 2017: An activity funded by the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is making strides in improving food security and nutrition in North and South Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. The activity—dubbed Amalima—takes its name from the Ndebele custom by which communities come together to help each other engage in ...
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PEPFAR Releases New Strategy and Data for Epidemic Control of HIV/AIDS

On September 19, at the 72nd United National General Assembly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries, ensuring access to services by all populations, including the most ...
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U.S. backs Zim progress towards TB infection control

A senior official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a United States government health agency, has called for increased collaboration among private and public health organisations to sustain efforts that accelerate progress in preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers. ”It is paramount that we implement measures to keep ...
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USAID awards $20 million to Africaid to improve HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for youth

Harare, 10 August, 2017 – Today at Meikles Hotel in Harare, the U.S. Embassy, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Zimbabwean private voluntary organization, Africaid, signed an award of $20 million to improve HIV care and treatment for children, adolescents, and young people. At the event, USAID/ Zimbabwe Mission Director Stephanie ...
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United States improves health and nutrition for 53,000 through water and sanitation upgrades

Harare, 11 July, 2017 – Today at Sherukuru Secondary School in Mutasa District, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the achievements of the Community Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Natural Resources Management project (C-WASH), which has improved the health of 53,000 Zimbabweans. Implemented by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Zimbabwe, ...
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Senior U.S. State Department official visit to Zimbabwe

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Transcript: DAS O’Connell visit to Zimbabwe Harare, June 6, 2017: Following her visit to Zimbabwe Carol Thompson O’Connell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs visited Zimbabwe for the first time since assuming her position in President Trump’s administration in March 2017. She held meetings with representatives of ...
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U.S. to maintain HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe- Ambassador

Harare, May 10th 2017: The United States Ambassador says his country will maintain, and even increase, HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe despite a change in administration. “We are very heartened that our Congress just passed the budget within the last few days and our President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is remaining constant. ...
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PEPFAR, partners breathe life into Harare’s First Street

Harare, May 4, 2017– The OK- PEPFAR First Street Stage in central Harare was a hive of activity with scores of individuals queuing to get tested for HIV as well as receive health information on Wednesday. The platform, operating under the theme “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free,” is part of the ongoing Harare International ...
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U.S. continues HIFA collaboration

Harare, April 6, 2017: The United States will have a significant presence at this year’s edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) by bringing musical artists and health info-tainment through film as well as various forms of entertainment along Harare’s First Street. “We are excited to be part of this year’s edition ...
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United States celebrates progress on World TB Day

Harare, 22 March, 2017 – The United States Government stands with the people of Zimbabwe in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24_.  Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has contributed long-term and substantial investments to the fight against TB ...
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New movie delivers powerful messages on tuberculosis

Harare, 7 March, 2017 – As part of the fight against tuberculosis (TB) throughout Southern Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have partnered with Discovery Learning Alliance, Quizzical Pictures, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and Management Sciences ...
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U.S. wants more partnerships in HIV/ AIDS response

  Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas World AIDS Day 2016 December 1, 2016 Mbizo Stadium, Kwekwe, Zimbabwe The Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Honorable Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Honorable Minister of State for Midlands Province, Honorable Jason Machaya and other Honorable ...
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Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator

Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator Media Awards Competition 2016 November 30, 2016 Golden Mile Motel, Kwekwe J Machaya – Minister Of State for Midlands Province Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and other representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe Magure Chief Executive – National AIDS Council, and other representatives of ...
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U.S. health agency highlights importance of TB infection control in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Harare, November 10, 2016: A senior official of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC- Zimbabwe) says the new national HealthCare Associated Tuberculosis Infection Prevention Project – Zimbabwe (HATIPP-Zim) is critical to helping Zimbabwe meet the AIDS treatment targets as it will ensure that critical staff are protected from infectious diseases such ...
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United States, Global Fund distribute 1.7 million nets to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

Harare, 19 October, 2016 –The United States government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year.  This effort, which is coordinated and led by the Ministry of Health and Child ...
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Zimbabwe Populations based HIV impact assessment

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – 29 January 2016 – The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) will launch the Bulawayo phase of the ground breaking survey, the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA), on Friday the 29th of January 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. This provincial launch follows the official national launch by the Minister ...
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SAPES Trust Health Policy Workshop

Statement by Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Scott U.S. Embassy, Harare The U.S. government remains strongly committed to supporting public health in Zimbabwe, and has stood by this commitment since 1980. Currently, the President’s Emergency Plan for Aid’s Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest part of this effort. In addition to the annual contribution of $95 ...
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CDC Country Director and Deputy for Programs Visit to Wilkins Hospital Ebola Ward

CDC leverages its core strengths to advance four overarching global health goals: 1) improving the health and well-being of people around the world, 2) improving capabilities for preparing for and responding to infectious diseases and emerging health threats, 3) building country public health capacity, and 4) maximizing organizational capacity. (To learn more about these goals ...
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Launch of President’s Malaria Initiative-Funded Malaria Indoor Residual Spraying

Remarks by the USG Deputy Chief of Mission, Robert Scott Manicaland District Medical Officer, Dr. Talent Maphosa Mutare District Government Staff Distinguished guests and professionals who have worked to prevent and treat malaria in Zimbabwe Mutare District community members, especially residents served by Chitakatira Health Center Members of the press Ladies and Gentlemen, It is ...
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U.S. Response to Ebola in West Africa

Q & A with Dr. Peter Kilmarx Since 2011, Dr. Peter Kilmarx has been the Country Director for Zimbabwe office of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC- Zimbabwe). He recently returned from a six week tour of duty as Team Leader for the CDC Sierra Leone Ebola Response in Freetown. To ...
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CDC-Zim Director, Peter Kilmarx, on Ebola Mission in Sierra Leone

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country director Dr Peter Kilmarx left Zimbabwe Wednesday on a mission to serve as CDC’s Ebola Response Team leader in Sierra Leone. Kilmarx, who has experience working in countries affected by Ebola, expressed confidence in his mission to Sierra Leone. “I have responded to ...
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Launch of Zimbabwe HIV training and Service Delivery Programs

In February 2014 the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals (ZACH), local and U.S.-based partners, launched three programs to build local capacity and provide comprehensive services to combat HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. The programs are funded by The U.S. ...
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