Derived from the acronym mainly known in Adventist circles as C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.I.O.N.S, ADRA Zimbabwe focuses on the wholesome health aspect.
ADRA Zimbabwe uses interventions such as the Participatory Health and Hygiene Education (PHHE) and Promotion (PHHP) to raise hygiene awareness, improve hygiene practices, and provide health education. The PHHE curriculum also includes elements on nutrition, particularly for children, pregnant and lactating women, and people living with HIV/AIDS. These activities are complemented by capacity building efforts to ensure that local governments and service providers are able to effectively manage, operate, and regulate water and sanitation services.
ADRA Zimbabwe’s health program has continued to respond to sectoral changes and development, we have helped to rebuild health clinics and train rural health providers. We prioritise improving the nutrition and quality of life for women, girls and children as the foundation for future economic growth. Pregnant and lactating mothers, children under 5 years of age and people living with HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases are among our priority groups under the health portfolio. ADRA Zimbabwe through its maternal health programming, has constructed waiting mother shelters, provided E-ranger ambulances to decrease the ‘delays’ that contribute to loss of lives before and during child birth. Informed by our experience in the health sector, ADRA champions prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as we believe addressing NCDs is part of solution in addressing development challenges and poverty alleviation.
Although not particularly a health issue, ADRA Zimbabwe is sensitive to special needs issues .They are beginning to delve into deaf and sign language training to bridge communication between the deaf people and those who can talk. The discrepancy has left many deaf people marginalised into petty trading but ADRA Zimbabwe sees a better future for them.