U.S. Embassy Health Team Meets Health Ministry Officials

From Left: Dr. Gerald Gwinji, MOHCC Permanent Secretary; Mr. Peter Halpert, USAID Health Office Director; Dr. Peter Kilmarx, CDC/Zimbabwe Country Director; Mr. Davis G. Dhlakama, MoHCC Principal Director Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
From Left: Dr. Gerald Gwinji, MOHCC Permanent Secretary; Mr. Peter Halpert, USAID Health Office Director; Dr. Peter Kilmarx, CDC/Zimbabwe Country Director; Mr. Davis G. Dhlakama, MoHCC Principal Director Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

Members of the United States Embassy health team met with Ministry of Health and Child Care officials at the ministry offices in Harare to coordinate continued partnership on HIV and AIDS and other health issues.

Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States government committed $95 million to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; which is part of a combined total of $120 million on health programs in Zimbabwe including TB and Malaria. The U.S. Embassy is finalizing the 2014 Country Operational Plan for the PEPFAR commitment which will be implemented through various partners and coordinated by the Ministry of Health.- ZimPAS (c) February 12th 2014