UNFPA Zimbabwe


FACT SHEET- HIV decline in Zimbabwe: Positive Behaviour Change makes a difference


Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health


Reducing Inequities


Sexual and Reproductive Health services with HIV interventions in practice


Delivering as One on Gender-Based Violence


Summary of the National Behaviour Change Strategy for Preventing sexual transmission of HIV


The Zimbabwe Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Study


2010 MDGs Status Report Zimbabwe


State of the World Population Report 2010


ICPD at 15 - Report


Fact Sheet - Delivering Hope and Saving Lives: Investing in Midwifery


The State of the World's Midwifery 2011

The State of World\'s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives, provides a comprehensive analysis of midwifery services and issues in countries where the needs are greatest. The report provides information and data gathered from 58 countries in all regions of the world. Zimbabwe is one of the 58 countries that provided information. The report\'s anlysis confirms that the world lacks some 350 000 skilled midwives; 112 000 in the neediest 38 countries surveyed to fully meet the needs of women worldwide. The full report can be accessed through the link below.



Zimbabwe Demographic health Survey 2010 - 11 Preliminary Report

The 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey is a follow up to the 1998, 1994, 1999 and 2005 to 6 ZDHS surveys and provides estimates of basic demographic and health indicators. The preliminary report presents a first look at selected results. A comprehensive analysis of data will appear in the final report to be published in 2012.


UNFPA Annual Report 2010


State of the World Population Report 2011

This year\'s State of the World Population Report, People and possibilities in a World of 7 billion, looks at the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion and documents actions that people in vastly different countries and circumstances are taking in their own communities to make the most of their-and our-world.



Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey 2010/11

ZDHS report

The report can be accessed using the link below.


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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. Likewise, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) declined from 400 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 to 210 in 2010, representing an average annual decline of 3.1 per cent.

All developing regions experienced a decline in MMR between 1990 and 2010, with the highest reduction in the 20-year period in Eastern Asia (69 per cent) followed by Northern Africa (66 per cent), Southern Asia (64 per cent), Sub-Saharan Africa (41 per cent), Latin America and the Caribbean (41 per cent), Oceania (38 per cent) and finally Caucasus and Central Asia (35 per cent). Although the latter region experienced the lowest decline, its already low MMR of 71 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 made it more challenging to achieve the same decline as another region with a higher 1990 MMR value.

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the definitions and approaches for measuring maternal mortality. Chapter 3 is a detailed description of the methodology employed in generating the estimates and a brief comparison with alternative approaches for estimating the global burden of maternal mortality. Chapter 4 presents the estimates and interpretation of the findings. Chapter 5 assesses the progress towards MDG 5 and the importance of improved data quality for estimating maternal mortality. The annexes and appendices present the sources of data for the country estimates, as well as MMR estimates for the different regional groupings used by the contributing agencies.


UNFPA Zimbabwe Newsletter Vol 1. 2012


Marrying too Young: End Child Marriage

This report is a clarion call to decision makers, parents, communities and to the world to end child marriage. It documents the current scope, prevalence and inequities associated with child marriage and highlight that by 2020, Some 142 million girls will be married by their 18th birthday if current trends continue.

This translates into 14.2 million girls married each year, or 37,000 girls married each day. Child marriage jeopardizes girls\' rights and stands in the way of girls living educated, healthy and productive lives. It also excludes girls from fundamental decisions, such as the timing of marriage and choice of spouse. Girls living in rural areas of the developing world are twice as likely to be married before age 18 as their urban counterparts, and girls with no education are over three times more likely to do so than those with secondary or higher education.

The report calls on governments and leaders to end child marriage by:

  • Enacting and enforcing national laws that raise the age of marriage to 18, for both girls and boys.
  • Using data to identify and target geographic \"hotspots\" - areas with high proportions and numbers of girls at risk of child marriage.
  • Expanding prevention programmes that empower girls at risk of child marriage and address the root causes underlying the practice.
  • Mitigating the harmful impact of child marriage on girls.


State of the World Population Report 2012


Maternity Waiting Homes Programme: A Summary


2012-2015 Zimbabwe Country Programme Action Plan


EU and UNFPA Cooperation Quarterly Update: Zimbabwe


State of World Population 2013


CPD47 Resolutions


State of the World's Midwifery 2014

The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014: A Universal Pathway. A Woman’s Right to Health takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative and his call to action in September 2013 to do everything possible to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and work towards the development and adoption of a post-2015 agenda based on the principle of universality. http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/EN_SoWMy2014_complete.pdf


State of World Population Report 2014

Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, and the youth population is growing fastest in the poorest nations. Within this generation are 600 million adolescent girls with specific needs, challenges and aspirations for the future.


End of the Government of Zimbabwe and UNFPA 6th Country Programme (2012 to 2015) Evaluation