28 June 2019
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"We lost all our belongings – including the new clothes we had bought for the baby," Tatenda Sithole, from Rusitu. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe – Chioniso Mutenda, 18 years old and nine months pregnant, lies on a bed in Mutambara Mission Hospital’s maternity waiting home. She is tired but relieved. Until recently, her safety and health were not... Read more
25 March 2019
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Women and girls are receiving dignity kits, which contain essential hygiene supplies as well as safety whistles.  © UNFPA Mozambique/Vidal Mahundla
MATUNDO, Mozambique/LILONGWE, Malawi – Eleven days ago, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. By the time the storm... Read more
11 October 2016
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Sibongile Majaura's business has saved her education and helps support her family. © UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little
MAKONDE, Zimbabwe – Three years ago, Sibongile Majaura was on the cusp of dropping out of school, a misfortune all too familiar to girls in Zimbabwe.  But she has defied the odds. With just a little investment and a lot... Read more
29 January 2015
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People are evacuated by boats in southern Malawi. © UNDAC
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK – Widespread flooding has affected hundreds of thousands of people across Southern Africa. Torrential rainfall and the overflowing Zambezi River have destroyed crops, infrastructure and thousands... Read more
29 December 2014
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Nurse Langelisha Zamisa (left) and Elizabeth Moyana (right) hold Ms. Moyana's quadruplets at Chiredzi   General Hospital.© UNFPA Zimbabwe/Stewart Muchapera
CHIPINGE DISTRICT, Zimbabwe – It started out like any other delivery. When 24 -year-old Elizabeth Moyana went into labour in her village, Mabeya, near Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique, she wanted only to give birth to... Read more
10 November 2014
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HARARE/NEW YORK – “When I was working, I would not give my wife any money. I would keep what I made in my own pocket,” said John Kaponda in Epworth, Zimbabwe. “I would come home drunk, kick all the pots, and beat my... Read more
9 October 2014
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HARARE, Zimbabwe – Fourteen-year-old Shamiso Nyamutamba has endured more than her share of tragedy. When she was three, her mother died. Two years later, her father also passed away. She went to live with an abusive... Read more
16 March 2011
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Tweet HARARE, Zimbabwe —HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe has declined remarkably in recent years, dropping from 26 per cent to 14 per cent  between 1997 and 2009. In a recent edition of the journal PLoS Medicine,... Read more
1 July 2010
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New York — When AIDS first struck in the 1980s, it mainly affected men. Today, women account for about half of the 33 million people living with HIV worldwide, and 60 per cent of those infected in sub-Saharan Africa.... Read more
23 December 2008
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HARARE, Zimbabwe— As the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe deepens and its health systems collapse, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has intensified its efforts to aid pregnant women and their families by... Read more

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