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Reducing new HIV infections among young girls
December 7, 2016

The United States and Zimbabwe celebrated the first anniversary of the DREAMS initiative at The Venue in Avondale, Harare today.  DREAMS – which stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe – is an ambitious two-year partnership to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 40 percent in ten sub-Saharan countries, including Zimbabwe.  Empowering adolescent girls and young women to protect their health and well-being is critical to achieving an AIDS-free generation. 

USAID support distribution of 1.7 million nets to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe
October 18, 2016

The United States Government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year.  This effort, which is coordinated and led by the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), was timed to precede the annual seasonal malaria transmission peaks witnessed during the rainy season.

USAID/Zimbabwe emergency food distribution in Hwange
September 9, 2016

The U.S. Government and our partners welcome the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission’s investigations into the distribution of food assistance along political party lines.  As the largest contributor to humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has robust mechanisms in place to ensure that U.S. food assistance goes only to those most in need.  While the report did not cite any complaints regarding USAID-funded humanitarian assistance, we are redoubling our efforts to reconfirm and ensure that our assistance is not subject to any form of political manipulation.  

United States provides additional $54.5 million for humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe
August 4, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing  $127 million in new humanitarian assistance for Southern Africa in response to the  drought affecting the region. Zimbabwe will receive $54.5 million, representing 42.5 per cent, of the new funding. The remainder will be distributed to Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland.  This new humanitarian funding to Southern Africa is consistent with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)'s regional appeal launched by President Khama in Botswana on July 26.

USAID/Zimbabwe responds to the drought
April 21, 2016

In response to growing food insecurity in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today $20 million in additional funding to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  This contribution brings the total U.S. funding for drought relief since June 2015 to $55 million.

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