The country’s health sector faces numerous challenges, including shortages of medical commodities and essential medicines. MSF runs water, sanitation and hygiene projects, provides cervical cancer screening and treatment, offers care for victims of sexual violence, and responds to emergencies.
Healthcare in Zimbabwe
MSF currently runs projects in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to provide wide-ranging care for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and mental health issues, as well as for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Although the HIV prevalence rate has decreased by almost half, there are still major gaps in vital treatments and services available to patients, such as the availability of routine viral load monitoring and second-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.