E.U., UNICEF Launch $430M Fund In Zimbabwe To Provide Medical Care To Children, Pregnant Women

“A $430 million fund which will give Zimbabwean children and pregnant women free medical care at public hospitals was launched Monday with the help of the E.U. and UNICEF,” Agence France-Presse reports. “The Zimbabwe health care system which has collapsed from years of economic crisis requires $436 million over the next five years to improve capacity, particularly in the delivery of maternal care, according to UNICEF,” AFP notes. “The fund is supported by various donor agencies and European countries such as Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Britain,” and “[t]he money will supply medicine and basic equipment to clinics and hospitals around the country,” according to AFP (10/31).