The project targets adolescents and young people aged 10 – 24 mainly focussing on promoting universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and SRH services. Demand creation for SRH service uptake will be done through Join-in Circuit (JIC), Sista2Sista and Youth Friendly Corner methodologies. All interventions are aligned to the national HIV combination prevention strategy which endorses social and behaviour change communication and demand creation, condom promotion and distribution, HTC provision, prevention of SRIs, linking young males to voluntary medical male circumcision, young expecting mothers to PMTCT. Establishment of support groups for young people living with HIV will contribute to the broader treatment, care and support strategy. For adolescent SRH service provision the project will complement the health facility approach proposed in the national ASRH strategy 2010-2015.
Implementation Period: 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2018
Operational Areas: Project is implemented in five districts from two Provinces of Zimbabwe as below:
|PROVINCE||DISTRICT||HEALTH CENTRE||WARD No|
|Murambinda Mission Hospital||14|
|Junction Gate clinic||8|
|Mount Zuma clinic||2|
|Burma Valley clinic||7|
|Black Movel clinic||3|
|Chegutu 6 clinic||7|
|New Geja clinic||11|
|Green Valley clinic||1|
|Long Valley clinic||5|
ART PROGAM (PERIOD FROM 02 JAN 2015 T0 18 DECEMBER 2015)
Program Title: ART Program
The following gaps had been identified:Clients were not accessing treatment and care services post HIV counseling and testing, especially the key populations.There was lack of integration of services at health facilities.Patients diagnosed of having TB were not accessing TB treatment services at the Site.Hence the formation of ART clinics at New Start Centres.Mutare ART Clinic was the third to open from New Africa House (Harare) and Bambanani (Bulawayo).
ART program focusses on provision of HIV treatment and care services specifically targeting sex workers and other key populations, as well as TB patients.
Funder: USAID through PSI
Year started: Enrolment of patients into care started on the 2nd of October 2013.
Year ending: 2018
GOAL: To prevent mortality and morbidity
To prevent HIV transmission
To improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable population groups
To reduce risk of HIV progression
To monitor patients and suppress viral load
AREA OF OPERATION: Mutare Urban and Chipinge districts
TARGET POPULATION: Key populations
Title of project:Child Sponsorship Programme
Year started & Ending: 2004 to June 2016
Goal of project:To empower children infected and affected by HIV through the provision of basic services and life skills in 3 Suburbs of Mutare Urban districts of Manicaland
• To capacitate church congregations to provide care and support to 50 children in difficult circumstances by having:
• 50 children provided with basic services (access to education, nutrition support, access to treatment and psycho social support
• 50 children and 20 grandparents accessing life skills and spiritual support from the network of coordinating churches
• 40 families involved in micro credit schemes/ internal saving and lending
Area of operation (include Province, District & Wards) Province: Manicaland
District: Mutare (Dangamvura, Sakubva, Chikanga)
Target population: 50 OVC and 50 guardians
Number of beneficiaries reached from January – December 2015: 170 children, 40 guardians, 11 pastors, 6 volunteer caregivers
Critical achievements so far (both output and outcome level)
A total of 170 children were reached through psychosocial activities which include Saturday Kids club session and support group sessions which were facilitated in partnership with Hope for Life. 50 children were reached through the educational assistance. 12 Monthly grandmothers’ support group meetings were conducted. 40 guardians participated in Internal Saving and Lending Activities (ISAL). 30 guardians were coached to develop group business master plan and it is hoped in 2016 the guardians will participate in a group business in addition to ISAL activities.
• Holistic child development fostered for the children under care due continued support for the same beneficiaries for a period of over 10 years.
• The project promoted a family concept for the sponsored children as there is continued support for a child. As the children meet in their clubs a sense of belonging is fostered. The children have grown to give each other peer to peer support even in times of bereavement.
• Volunteer caregivers adopting the role of parents to children. In return the project registered a school retention rate of 98%. 5 children are at university level, 2 graduating end of 2016, while 2 children will be proceeding to university in 2016.
• ISAL has improved the quality of life for the members of households participating. As an addition on to ISAL members are developing a group business master plan which should lead to an active group business by end of 2016. There has been an increase in the number of meals from 2 to 3 meals per day in the households of guardians participating in ISAL. As an addition on to ISAL activities, Kubatsirana ISAL group has introduced a grocery club in order to increase their buying power through bargaining.