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Monday, May 11, 2020 - 5:00am

Harare, Zimbabwe,-- USAID/Zimbabwe announces a new Feed the Future activity, Fostering Agribusiness for Resilient Markets (FARM).  The US$19.8 million, five-year contract with Chemonics International will commence in the next few months and will focus its efforts in Manicaland and Masvingo Provinces. 

FARM builds on the work of Feed the Future Zimbabwe-Crop Development, Feed the Future-Livestock Development, and USAID’s Food for Peace Development Food Security Activities, which will allow FARM to start quickly.  

USAID helped communities set up tippy taps for hand washing.
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:45am

The United States has pledged US$470,000 to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.  As of Friday, March 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) said over 530,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide and more than 24,000 people have died from the disease.  Zimbabwe declared its first case last weekend. Soon after this declaration, Zimbabwe announced two additional confirmed cases and the passing of Zororo Makamba on Tuesday, March 24.

USAID will work through the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide immediate food assistance to approximately 133,000 individuals affected by the cyclone in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

The United States Government has provided an additional contribution of US$2.5 million to respond to emergency needs in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai.  The contribution, provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support immediate food needs in the most affected areas of Manicaland Province.

Village Health Workers from Manicaland
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Today at the Cresta Lodge, the United States celebrated the launch of Mhuri Imuli, a five-year $25 million program to improve the health of Zimbabwean families.  The program will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to expand access to and improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services.

USAID promotes agricultural recovery and livelihood development through the President’s global Feed the Future initiative.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:15am

Harare: In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, fall armyworm can feed on 80 different crop species, including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, including Zimbabwe, posing a significant threat to food security, income, and livelihoods.

Zimbabwe Works Beneficiary
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

To recognize five years of promoting sustainable youth development in Zimbabwe, the International Youth Foundation is honoured to host the Zimbabwe:Works (Z:W) Celebration on September 6, 2017. Since its inception in June 2012, Z:W has collaborated with 27 local NGO and private sector partners in 12 districts to equip nearly 29,000 young people - more than half of whom are young women - with essential  technical, vocational, financial, entrepreneurship, work readiness and life skills training.

Food Distribution
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided humanitarian assistance for over 2 million Zimbabweans during the El Niño-induced drought that led to widespread crop failure and left 4.1 million rural Zimbabweans food insecure.  As the annual harvest approaches, USAID and its partners are reviewing the progress and achievements of a successful drought response and continuing ongoing activities that aim to improve long-term food security for Zimbabwe.

Riders for Health deliver TB specimens
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:30am

The United States Government stands with the people of Zimbabwe in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24.  Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has contributed long-term and substantial investments to the fight against TB in Zimbabwe, reaching hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans with life-saving health services.

Food distribution in Mwenezi
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:30am

The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country.  This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 million people since June 2015.

Last updated: February 05, 2020

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