The 2008 economic crisis in Zimbabwebrought the healthcare sector to a standstill, forcing hospitals to close their doors and thousands of healthcare professionals to flee the country. As a result maternal mortality jumped three-fold from what it was in 1990. In order to revitalize the ailing health sector, the government together with the European Union and UNICEF created a health transition fund. UNICEF
Broadcast-quality video for UNifeed stories is available online for two weeks. Should you wish to request older material, please contact the agency source of the material. For UNTV or peacekeeping stories, please contact the UN Video Library. You can contact Video Library by emailing to email@example.com.