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MSF in Zimbabwe Newsletter: Issue 1 2017

This is a newsletter that highlights various activities and developments that took place within MSF in Zimbabwe. This edition of the newsletter is covering activities that took place in 2016 and January 2017. In this edition of the newsletter, you will read articles about our intervention in the typhoid outbreak in Harare.

MSF partnered with the City of Harare Health Department and set up a typhoid treatment centre in Mbare to treat patients with symptoms of typhoid. MSF also handed over newly constructed and renovated psychiatric buildings to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). The buildings comprised of the acute wards, in-patient department and the out-patient department. You will also read about our staff experiences in the field. In particular, we share the story of our Psychologist, Emmerson Gono as he narrates his experience working with mental patients in the Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison Psychiatric Unit. You will also read about Rufaro Machakaire, MSF Gutu Project Administration and Finance Assistant, as she shares her detachment experience from South Sudan.

This edition of the newsletter highlights HIV patient stories and the benefits of being members of the Community ART Refill Groups (CARGs). CARGs are a model of care whereby people living with HIV and are on ART make turns to collect their medication from a health facility.