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Our Work

Sydney Msimanga proudly shows off one of his bulls. Through a USAID-supported project, Sydney receives training and technical as
Sydney Msimanga proudly shows off one of his bulls. Through a USAID-supported project, Sydney receives training and technical assistance in good animal husbandry practices at a breeding center, which allows him to improve the quality of his herd.

Global Health

USAID investment in Zimbabwe, supports a broad portfolio of health programs. We 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), we help 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 help 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. 

Democracy, Rights and Governance

We promote democratic governance by supporting Zimbabwean efforts to improve government accountability and responsiveness to citizens’ needs.  We strengthen accountability systems by assisting Parliament to increase their independence and effectiveness, improve inclusive electoral processes to better reflect citizen voices, expand access to information, and activate mechanisms for citizen advocacy and oversight.


Through a regional environmental program, we work with communities in the Limpopo River Basin to improve management of natural resources and increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. USAID is reducing wildlife crime across Southern Africa by countering poaching and illegal wildlife trade in national parks and conservancies.  These programs promote capacity building, improve accountability within conservation areas, and develop community incentives to support combating wildlife crime.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

We promote 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 individuals equal access to and control of information and resources. 


Last updated: October 15, 2019

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