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Malaria Partners Zimbabwe (MPZim) has made significant progress in its mission to eradicate malaria during the first quarter of 2024. This blog post highlights the key activities and achievements, showcasing the dedication and collaborative efforts of MPZim and its partners. Each activity is accompanied by a photo to provide a visual glimpse of our impactful work.

Executive Summary

MPZim, an affiliate of Malaria Partners International (MPI), is committed to preventing and eliminating malaria in Zimbabwe. The organization works closely with the Government of Zimbabwe and other stakeholders to promote awareness, provide access to healthcare, and implement effective malaria prevention measures.

Launch of MPZim

MPZim was successfully launched on January 20th, 2024, in the Mudzi District. The launch event, attended by 170 guests including government officials, health professionals, local leaders, Rotarians, and community health workers (CHWs), marked a significant step in the fight against malaria.

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<p>Group photo at the launch of the Child to Family (C2F) school program by Malaria Partners Uganda at Malwa UMEA Primary School, featuring members of the Rotaract Club of Kampala North, local leaders, community members, and students holding posters of the proposed multipurpose hall.

Community Health Workers (CHWs)

The Rotary Club of Msasa, in partnership with the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe (MCZ), has received a small grant from MPI to support malaria eradication interventions. MPZim aims to equip CHWs with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively combat malaria in their communities.

Photo: CHWs performing at the launch event.

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<p>Group photo at the launch of the Child to Family (C2F) school program by Malaria Partners Uganda at Malwa UMEA Primary School, featuring members of the Rotaract Club of Kampala North, local leaders, community members, and students holding posters of the proposed multipurpose hall.

Data Management and Advocacy

MPZim conducted quarterly review meetings and monitoring visits to ensure effective project implementation. These activities helped reinforce project awareness and advocate for sustainable solutions to challenges faced by CHWs.

Marketing and Communication

MPZim established its brand by opening accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 The organization also created branded regalia and printed banners for promotional activities. MPZim actively participated in World Malaria Day events and exhibited at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to raise awareness about malaria. Pictured below: The chair and the deputy chair of MPZIM taking turns to speak at the World Malaria Day event in Nyamapanda

Pending CHW regalia for Q1 – as most of them were absent at the launch
The chair and the deputy chair of MPZIM taking turns to speak at the World Malaria Day event in Nyamapanda

Financial Report and Future Plans

MPZim reported a budget expenditure of $5,603 for the launch event and outlined plans for the second quarter, including equipping CHWs, media engagements, and community awareness campaigns. The organization remains committed to securing partnerships and funding to support its mission.

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