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Going viral – capacity strengthening in the context of pandemic(s)
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed focus on the importance of increasing momentum in addressing global health challenges, including the unacceptable burden of avoidable foetal and newborn mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The National Institute for Health…
Learning in a pandemic: real-time research on COVID-19 in rural Zimbabwe
In this blog, Ian Scoones reflects on the real-time research that happened in Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health workers on the front-line: experiences from rural Zimbabwe
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, health professionals in clinics and hospitals have been on the front-line…
Omicron for Christmas: what was the experience in rural Zimbabwe?
The Omicron wave peaked in Zimbabwe just before Christmas. Just as the spread of Omicron was dramatic and fast, its…
As Omicron sweeps through Zimbabwe, how are people responding?
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 hits Zimbabwe, multiple impacts are evident. As Ian Scoones explores, rapid responses mean the…
New COVID uncertainties in Zimbabwe
The unfolding drama of the pandemic continues. With a new variant identified in the region (Omicron) thanks to the effective…
The politics of control in Zimbabwe’s COVID times
The COVID situation in Zimbabwe is improving, but political tensions are rife and permeate all aspects of daily life in…
COVID-19 spreads to rural Zimbabwe
The number of cases and sadly deaths has surged across our rural study areas in the last month.
Zimbabwe faces a COVID-19 surge: what is happening in the rural areas?
The Zimbabwean government has imposed a new 'level 4' lockdown in response to rising cases and deaths.
COVID-19 and economic transformation in rural Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 situation looks uncertain, with localised outbreaks and a rise in infections south of the Limpopo in South Africa.
Rural livelihoods in the pandemic: notes from Zimbabwe
Coronavirus is not the major concern in Zimbabwe, where the total number of registered deaths on 7 May was 1,576
Vaccine politics in Zimbabwe
Covid vaccines are particularly political in Zimbabwe as competing powers jostle for position, each trying to show their benevolence towards Africa.