Through health education sessions, mothers get information on breastfeeding and its benefits to children.

Our PMTCT program focuses on ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere in Zimbabwe are born free of HIV.

Village Health Worker promoting consistent and correct condom use for family planning and HIV prevention.

Mother and baby during a community health education session.

Community baby weighing session

Child Growth monitoring at a health facility

By 2015, children everywhere in Zimbabwe should be born free of HIV

OPHID programmes sensitize mothers on the importance of taking children for regular baby weighing and check ups.

Our programmes are centred on ensuring that mothers, children and their families live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Health education session on safer breastfeeding practices - Mutare district

Children at a Psycho-Social Support play centre - Mutare

Village health workers are an important cadre that connects the communities and the health facilities.


he Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) is a local trust which develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment, as well as Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services in Zimbabwe. OPHID, previously known as the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED) of Bordeaux, France, has been supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in the implementation of the National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Programme since 2001. The organisation's scope of work has since expanded to support the MOHCC to deliver quality PMTCT, ART and TB services in Zimbabwe.

Important Events
16 June
International day of the African child
1- 7 August
World Breastfeeding Week
25 Nov - 10 Dec
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
1 Dec
World AIDS Day
24 March
World TB Day
8 March
International Women Day
29 Nov to 4 Dec,
International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA,2015)




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The Stage is set for the 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa to be organized in Harare, Zimbabwe from the 29th November – 4th December 2015 under the theme ‘AIDS in the Post 2015 era: linking Leadership, science and huma... Read more ...

Eleven Family-friendly Maternity Homes now functional

OPHID in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Rushinga community, completed the construction of 11 Waiting Mothers’ Homes in Rushinga District, with support from the Australian Government and Burnet Institute. On 28 April... Read more ...

Make it happen - for young women

The second week of March - world attention is still on the struggles and achievements made by women as we commemorate International Women`s Day. The Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) joins the world in Commemor... Read more ...