Humanitarian Health Action

Zimbabwe press releases

2010

Measles immunization campaign half way update

28 May 2010 | Harare -- 1 281 629 children were vaccinated by day 3 of the on-going national measles immunization and child health days. This was said by the Honorable Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Henry Madzorera during a press conference he held with the WHO and UNICEF Representatives to update the public at the half way point of the campaign.

Ministry of Health Press release: Update on the State Measles Outbreaks and Control Strategies

This press conference is intended to provide an update on the status of measles outbreaks in the country.

2009

WHO gives bicycles, motorcycles, medicines to Zimbabwean health authorities

30 September 2009 | Harare -- The World Health Organization officially presented hundreds of bicycles and motorcycles to the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health here today to strengthen health care and disease surveillance activities throughout the country.

Landmark H1N1 response plan launched in Zimbabwe

30 September 2009 | Harare -- A landmark plan to improve how countries, particularly developing nations, can better protect themselves against the pandemic H1N1 2009 has been applied for the first time in the world during a two-day workshop in Zimbabwe.

Global, national efforts must be urgently intensified to control Zimbabwe cholera outbreak

30 JANUARY 2009 | GENEVA -- Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, one of the world's largest ever recorded, is far from being brought under control. An enhanced response is needed to urgently reverse an epidemic that has so far infected more than 60,000 people and killed more than 3,100 since August 2008.

2008

Health system problems aggravate cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

WHO setting up a cholera control centre, seeking US$ 6 million in support

2004

Meeting calls for special fund for maternal and newborn health in Africa

2002

Public Health Services need urgent help to combat humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa, World Health Organization tells donors

6 October 2002 | GENEVA -- Four months after the first warnings of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe in Southern Africa, several hundred thousand people may die because funds to provide basic relief for those who suffer have not been raised.

Need to boost funding for TB control in worst affected countries

4 October 2002 | MONTREAL, CANADA -- The countries worst hit by the worldwide tuberculosis (TB) epidemic urgently need extra help if they are to meet ambitious global targets set for the year 2005.

Health conditions aggravate Southern Africa famine

4 August 2002 | SOUTHERN AFRICA -- Food aid must be accompanied by the provision of basic health services to avert tremendous loss of life triggered by the ongoing drought, the World Health Organization says today.