Zimbabwe - Emergency Assistance to Support Efforts to Control and Avert Cholera Outbreaks

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Mar 2010
Signature Date 14 Apr 2010
Planned Completion Date 31 Oct 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 651,856.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project complements efforts of the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and other Partners to urgently intensify the implementation of the cholera response plan to contain and combat the disease by consolidating the achievements of the previous year. Given the heavy toll of the cholera outbreak last year, the project is important in order to react urgently to the current signs of a cholera outbreak before it takes greater dimension. Support will therefore be directed to further implement the cholera response plan for Zimbabwe through the following activities; (i) Procurement and distribution of water disinfectant tablets, cholera personal protection equipment and materials, medical supplies (cholera kits, IV fluids, ORS, giving sets, chlorine, drugs, etc), fuel to support transport logistics, disinfectants and detergents for use at CTCs, water purification tablets and field water quality monitoring kits and reagents and support to government’s analyst laboratories. (ii) Capacity building among health workers and communities through focused trainings to health workers and community volunteers and provision of IEC materials and community education for improved hygiene and sanitation. The total cost of the above mentioned activities is estimated at US$1,000,000.00 including management fees of the executing agency.

Project Objectives

The general objective is to consolidate the achievements of the past and strengthen the national cholera preparedness to contain the emerging outbreak as an intermediate measure whilst long term measures are implemented.


The main beneficiaries are Population in the 9 districts affected by cholera namely Bindura, Chegutu, Chipinge, Gokwe North, Gokwe South, Harare, Kadoma, Makonde and Rushinga.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
WHO/AFRO-World Health Organisation
World Health Organization Zimbabwe Country Office


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-IBE-003
Last Update 03 Mar 2021


Contact Details

Name DEMISSIE Eskendir Alemseged
Email e.alemseged@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe