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The United States Provides 20 Ventilators to Zimbabwe to Respond to COVID-19
January 21, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19.  “Too many Zimbabweans have already passed away due to COVID-19.  We express our deepest condolences to all who have lost their loved ones.  We are pleased to deliver 20 ventilators, which complement Zimbabwe’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrate the United States’ ongoing commitment to supporting the people of Zimbabwe through this crisis and beyond,” Ambassador Brian A. Nichols said at the handover.

September 29, 2020

On March 30, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a nation-wide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.  People were instructed to stay home, and to only go out to buy groceries or medicine. Police set up roadblocks throughout the country, only allowing essential workers with a permit to travel. 

September 1, 2020

July 10, 1954, marks the start of the partnership between the United States and other nations to help feed the world’s hungry and improve food security for future generations.  Since then, USAID has reached more than four billion food insecure people, touching the lives of vulnerable populations around the world.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet
July 30, 2020

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has provided more than $19 million to help Zimbabwe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance focuses on preventing and controlling COVID-19 infections, providing reliable health information, maintaining vital health services, increasing humanitarian assistance, and improving access to safe drinking-water, sanitation, and hygiene.

January 9, 2017

There are opportunities for progress, despite the challenging environment. It is these opportunities that produced USAID’s current successes, which include reductions in HIV prevalence and stunting rates, and more resilient communities. The Mission will continue to capitalize on these openings in the quest to achieve the goal, which is aspirational in nature – an aspiration shared by those within the Mission and the Country Team. USAID/Zimbabwe’s goal is:

Last updated: January 21, 2021

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