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Supporting Universal Health Coverage in Zimbabwe

KIT is supporting universal health coverage (UHC) in Zimbabwe by defining and costing the essential health benefit package and providing appropriate health financing options. This work supports local decision- and policy-makers to strengthen a healthcare system that serves millions of Zimbabweans.

Together with UNICEF Zimbabwe, KIT has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MoHCW) to define the essential services to be provided as part of a future health benefit package.

The improving economic conditions in Zimbabwe mean that it is now ready to introduce Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and KIT is supporting the policy development through two projects.

One project defines, validates and costs a package of health services that will be offered universally at all health facilities in the country, providing the backbone for universal health coverage. The second investigates options for financing by looking at best practices in other African countries. The outcome of these projects will provide evidence on options for adequate and equitable health financing of essential health coverage in Zimbabwe.

Services delivered

  • Applied Research & Knowledge Management

    As a knowledge institute, KIT compiles, analyses and develops new knowledge on health systems, sustainable economic development and gender, but also supports others in making active use of such knowledge. For example, KIT conducts significant frontrunner research on rising global issues such as youth employment, gender issues in the agricultural sector, and sexual reproductive health and rights. This enables KIT to broker grounded and actionable knowledge as advice to public and private sector organisations seeking to improve their development impact. It also allows for KIT’s convening role, bringing together different stakeholders and facilitating knowledge exchange and learning to support collaboration and innovation for impact. 

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation. This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable development processes and identify elements that can make a difference in programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions. With the knowledge we share, public and private investors are better equipped to identify the investments that yield highest economic and social impact.