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Organization Contact Information

Name: Zimbabwe Early Childhood Development and Education Foundation (ZEChiDEF)
Street 1: Robinson House, 3rd Floor, North Wing, Corner Angwa/Kwame Nkurumah Avenue
Street 2:
City: Harare
Province: Harare
Post Code:
Country: Zimbabwe
Phone: +2638644065177
Organization Email:
Web Site: http://
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Morris
Last Name: Chivandire
Title: National Coordinator
Phone: +263 773 319 197

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Tichaona
Last Name: Kuimba
Title: Programme Officer
Phone: +263 775 469 645

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
ZEChiDEF is a Private Voluntary Organisation operating in Zimbabwe and working with communities to promote survival, well-being and development of children, particularly very young children. ZEChiDEF was established in 2007 as a community based organisation (CBO). The organisation was formed after the realisation that a considerable number of children are not reaching their full potential in mental and social development owing to extreme poverty, poor health and nutrition. For optimal development children need loving, warm, consistent and responsive care givers, within a stimulating environment, with play materials, and opportunities for interaction and learning. Underpinning all of this are good nutrition and health. Low levels of parental education and increased stress brought about by HIV/AIDS and related diseases, poverty and economic hardships have led to poor parenting skills, poor child health and nutrition, and a learning environment with limited stimulation impacting on brain development and function of children.

ZEChiDEF is interested in TB because TB is one of the leading causes of death in children in Zimbabwe.Young children are at risk of becoming infected with in Early Childhood Development Centres. They are also at high risk of developing active tuberculosis because the immune system of young children is less developed. In HIV infected children the risk of developing TB meningitis is very high and often result in deafness, blindness, paralysis and mental retardation.

Tuberculosis and malnutrition often go together, and a child with TB disease often fail to develop normally. ZEChiDEF is committed to ensure the proper and normal development of children by working to reduce the vulnerability of children to TB infection.

ZEChiDEF works with ECD Centres ensuring that all adults who come into contact with children are tested for TB. ZEChiDEF also runs TB awareness campaigns to educate children and communities on the prevention and management of TB
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
ZEChiDEF is contributing to the country's National TB control plan by working with local authorities such as the City of Harare Health Education Unit in promoting TB awareness and referring individuals for TB Testing.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zimbabwe
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 1, 2012
Last updated: September 1, 2012