Kidzcan
Kidzcan Documentary 22 July 2014
Zimbabwe and...
Zimbabwe and neglected tropical diseasesThis country profile provides an overview of Zimbabwe’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2017 data.
The Solution
Reaching one’s full potential in life begins before birth and is a fundamental right of every child. Every child should be brought into this world and raised in a healthy and protective environment, one in which all their health and nutrition needs can be met. Essential health services before, durin...
The Challenge
Newborn deaths, approximately 29 deaths per 1000 live births according to the latest MICS, account for approximately 42% of all under 5 child deaths. A closer analysis of this data shows that complications due to prematurity are the leading cause of death. According to WHO global data, Zimbabwe rank...
Hygiene Promotion
Hygiene promotion remained a key component of the UNICEF WASH programme. Under the Participatory Health and Hygiene Education (PHHE) initiative, 432 sanitation action groups and 388 health clubs were supported to provide hygiene messages to rural children and families.  UNICEF also works on the crit...
Improving Sanitation
The government, with support from UNICEF and other partners, has approved a gender-sensitive Sanitation and Hygiene Policy. The policy aims to create an open defecation free Zimbabwe by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.To achieve this, the demand-led Sanitation Focused Participato...
Increasing Access...
Increasing Access to Clean WaterDuring 2018, UNICEF continued to increase access to water by drilling new boreholes and rehabilitating defunct pipe water schemes and boreholes in rural focus districts with a strong focus on solar power. The urban WASH programme also saw a two-fold increase in water ...