Health education session for lactating mothers in Murewa district

Lactating mother on EU funded programme

Village Health Worker promoting condom use

Mother and baby during a community health education session Mutare district

Community baby weighing session Mutare district

Child Growth monitoring at a health facility

Babies on OPHID Child Feeding Counselling Programme

Baby weighing - EU Funded Project

Mother and baby pairs on the EU funded programme on infant feeding counselling

Health education session on safer breastfeeding practices - Mutare district

Children at a Psycho-Social Support play centre - Mutare

Village health worker and an OPHID project officer on the EU funded Project


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
14 Oct -18 Oct
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




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