Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has worked in Zimbabwe since 2000, providing wide-ranging HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) care. We have improved antiretroviral (ARV) drug distribution and HIV/AIDS testing, and provide treatment and psychosocial support to victims of sexual violence. In Harare, MSF has worked on mental healthcare projects, and improved water and sanitation conditions for local communities.

In March 2019, Chimanimani, a district in Zimbabwe's Manicaland province, was hit by Cyclone Idai. Roads and pipelines were washed away in the torrential rains, flooding and landslides. At least 22,000 people were displaced, and access to safe drinking water and medical care became serious concerns.

MSF emergency teams were eventually able to reach the affected communities to assess the situation and respond to healthcare needs. We distributed medicines to local clinics and village health workers. We also responded to the mental health needs of survivors, providing group and individual counselling sessions.