Zimbabwe: 50 million euro from the European Union to support health and resilience building

October 28, 2019

Hat: Zimbabwe: 50 million euro from the European Union to support health and resilience building

Funding Scheme: 2019-10-28

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

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The new package will support the primary care health system capacity to address the most urgent health needs. It will also promote equal access to health services, notably from a gender perspective.

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The new package will also support households and communities that are facing recurrent environmental and economic stresses by building their capacities to respond to food and nutrition security shocks. The measures will be implemented under the leadership of UNDP through various partners, predominantly NGOs.

Zimbabwe is currently facing an unfolding humanitarian and economic crisis, with almost three quarters of population living below the income poverty line. The country was also hit by disasters such as the drought and the Cyclone Idai which have worsened structural weaknesses and fragilities while the country continues struggling to overcome past legacy.

The EU already mobilised 14.5 million euro in humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe this year.

The EU remains committed to support structural changes and further reforms.

Url description: Press room - European Commission

Url: https://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-6170_en.htm