Health & Nutrition

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Continuing the Fight Against COVID-19

Thousands of people in Kariba district are estimated to have benefitted from Save the Children’s road campaign against COVID-19. The campaign supported by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance was conducted during a period the district witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths leading to the Government of Zimbabwe announcing a two week localized lockdown for the district.

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Village Health Workers hail COVID-19 trainings

illage Health Workers (VHWs) continue to play a key role in strengthening health systems in Zimbabwe. To build up their capacity to raise awareness on COVID-19 in their communities, Save the Children in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care have been conducting COVID-19 trainings for VHWs in Matobo, Beitbridge, Mbire, Chimanimani and Chipinge districts of Zimbabwe. This is part of COVID-19 prevention, response and mitigation activities under the ECHO funded Safe Multipurpose Assistance to Communities in Crises (SMACC) project being implemented by Save the Children and International Rescue Committee in five districts of Zimbabwe.

Tuesday 27 April 2021

"Jab to beat Corona!" SC Zim Country Director advises

“Jab to beat Corona!” Save the Children Country Director, Heather Kerr advises Save the Children staff and members of the public to get vaccinated as a measure of protecting themselves and others from COVID-19. She recently received two jabs of the Sinopharm vaccine at Wilkins hospital in Harare. Read Q & A session with her as she shares her vaccination experience and her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Boosting Community Awareness on COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children is taking COVID-19 awareness and prevention messages to several communities across all its geographical areas of operation. Among these, are communities in Beitbridge, Matobo and Kariba districts of Zimbabwe, where Save the Children has been conducting community outreaches, and making use of loudhailers, distributing posters with COVID-19 messages and having one-on-one interactions with community members.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Promoting Mother-led-MUAC in the COVID-19 Era

Save the Children is implementing the Nutrition in Emergencies project in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, across five drought affected districts in Zimbabwe. The project supports 90,150 children under five, pregnant and lactating women through the provision of life-saving nutrition treatment to all children affected by acute malnutrition. The mothers are supported through community level Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-e), promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, mother-led active screening, COVID-19 awareness and prevention, promotion of exclusive breast feeding among other nutrition interventions in the context of the drought and COVID-19 emergency.