The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe signed a project completion certificate for maternal, newborn and child health services with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Harare Office on May 6.
UNICEF has successfully implemented this project in Zimbabwe with support from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) established by the Chinese government.
The overall goal of the project was to accelerate the improvement of the accessibility, quality and utilization of health services for pregnant and parturient women, newborns and children in Zimbabwe.
Starting from Jan 1, 2020, the two-year project has significantly improved maternal and newborn health services in rural areas of Zimbabwe, benefiting 1.74 million people.
Despite the impact of COVID-19, the implementation staff have put in tremendous efforts to ensure the successful completion of the project.