Zimbabwe’s potential for prosperity has been hampered by a series of political, health and environmental crises.
Once one of Southern Africa’s most productive countries, severe droughts and government policies have contributed to decades of sharply falling output and a breakdown in many public services.
The beginning of a recent economic recovery has faltered again. At 154th on the Human Development Index of 188 countries, its 15.6 million population is one of the poorest in the world.
Zimbabwe’s under-resourced health delivery system is overstretched by the high burden of HIV, maternal and childhood illnesses.
CBM has been working with partners in Zimbabwe since 1974, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.