With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Jhpiego began working in Zimbabwe in the 1980s, initially assisting the faculty of the University of Zimbabwe’s department of obstetrics and gynecology to develop and implement a reproductive health training program. Throughout the 1990s, Jhpiego collaborated with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW), the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council and the University of Zimbabwe on a variety of initiatives in reproductive health.
After a decade-long hiatus, Jhpiego began working again in Zimbabwe in 2010 under the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), with John Snow, Inc., as the lead implementing agency and Save the Children as a partner. Building on the achievements of MCHIP, in 2014 Jhpiego was awarded the MCHIP Zimbabwe Associate Award with the goal of increasing access to high-quality maternal, newborn and child health services; strengthening health services in Zimbabwe by continuing to support the MOHCW; and contributing to the scale-up and rollout of evidence-based, high-impact interventions. In addition, Jhpiego is a partner on the Abt Associates-led, USAID-funded Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria (ZAPIM).
For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.