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 Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) is a local trust which develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services in Zimbabwe, providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention and care. 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. We are a dynamic team of clinical, sociological and public health practitioners and researchers committed to strengthening families by working with communities to identify and respond to the health, psychosocial and support needs of children, their parents and caregivers.

OPHID currently operates in three provinces in Zimbabwe (Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central and Manicaland), with its central office located in Harare.

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




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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 ...

Stepping Up Efforts for Children and Adolescents HIV Care and Treatment

Zimbabwe has been commendable in its efforts to control the HIV epidemic and to eliminate new HIV infections in children. While there has been progress in the national AIDS response for adults, there is need to step up efforts to ensure that chi... Read more ...

EMTCT Week 2014: Zero new HIV infections. Zero AIDS-related Deaths, Zero Discrimination

It is all happening this week in Hwange district, Matabeleland North. The Ministry of Health and Child Care with support from its implementing partners is hold a week long campaign to raise awareness on the national strategy to eli... Read more ...