USAID investment in Zimbabwe, supports a broad portfolio of health programs in order to provide treatment for and prevention of diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and help make integrated reproductive, maternal, and child health care services more accessible to families. Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID helps to reduce illness and death caused by the HIV epidemic, especially among women and children. In addition, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative supports Zimbabwe’s national malaria program by providing bed nets, spraying to eliminate mosquitoes, and providing assistance in diagnosis and treatment to combat malaria in 45 districts.
Agriculture and Food Security
USAID, through Food for Peace, is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in country. Since 2009, our efforts focus on helping Zimbabwe to progress from relief and recovery to sustainable development and greater food security.
We help reduce poverty and address the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition for vulnerable populations to improve resilience and reduce future food crises. Through Feed the Future we help over 350,000 smallholder farmers each year to increase agricultural productivity, rural employment, and household incomes through improved agricultural practices and strengthened commercial linkages to markets.
In addition to our support for agriculture, U.S. assistance promotes economic reform and recovery in Zimbabwe by giving policy makers access to evidence-based economic research and analysis. We support policy dialogue by bringing together government, the private sector, and other key stakeholders to discuss key economic policy issues. We also provide training to improve workforce and entrepreneurship skills for over 22,000 young Zimbabweans.
Democracy, Rights and Governance
We promote democratic governance by supporting Zimbabwean efforts to improve government accountability and responsiveness to citizens’ needs.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
We believe in promoting gender equality and seek to ensure that development programs have positive impacts on both men and women. Programs emphasize creating space for women to be part of decision-making processes both in the context of the activity and in their communities. This enables them to have equal access to and control of information and resources.
Last updated: April 19, 2017