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 (Manicaland, Matabeleland South and Bulawayo), with its central office located in Harare.

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