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FAMILY AIDS CARING TRUST

HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) and Post Support

HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) and Post Support

   FACT is running NEW Start and New Life Centres in Mutare, Chipinge and...

Sexual Reproductive Health Youth interventions

Sexual Reproductive Health Youth interventions

  FACT engages in multiple youth interventions through different models and strategies. Over...

Palliative Care (PC)

Palliative Care (PC)

The surge in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the increase in cases of cancer and other...

Churches and Community Strengthening

Churches and Community Strengthening

  FACT is rolling out a project funded by The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund (Tearfund)...

New Start

New Start

Supported by Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe, client initiated testing and...

Join-In Circuit

Join-In Circuit

    In 2011, FACT with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...

Employee Wellness

Funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) since 2011, FACT has...

JIC ToolThe 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

MANICALAND

BUHERA

Mombeyarara clinic 7
Berenyazvivi clinic 9
Murambinda Mission Hospital 14
Mudanda clinic 15
Bangure clinic 19
Murwira clinic 21
Mudawose clinic 23
Chimbudzi clinic 32
Chirozva  
 

CHIPINGE

Tanganda clinic 4
Junction Gate clinic 8
Tamandai clinic 14
Gwenzi clinic 15
Chikore Hospital 17
Zamuchiya clinic 23
Madhuku clinic 24
Chinyamukwakwa clinic 28
Mahenye clinic 30
 

MUTARE RURAL

Nyamazura clinic 1
Mount Zuma clinic 2
Leekuil clinic 3
Dora clinic 5
Burma Valley clinic 7
Chitakatira clinic 15
Zvipiripiri clinic 16
Chiadzwa clinic 30
Zimunya clinic 32
 

MASHONALAND WEST

KADOMA

Black Movel clinic 3
Nyamatani clinic 5A
Vere clinic 5B
Jompani clinic 6
Chegutu 6 clinic 7
Muuyu clinic 8
Chirikiti clinic 9
New Geja clinic 11
Sanyati clinic 18
 

MAKONDE

Green Valley clinic 1
Doma clinic 2
Gudubu clinic 3
Umbowe clinic 4
Long Valley clinic 5
Murereka clinic 7
Kanyaga clinic 8
Manyamba clinic 9
Zumbara clinic 14

 

ART PROGAM (PERIOD FROM 02 JAN 2015 T0 18 DECEMBER 2015)

Program Title: ART Program

Background:

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

OBJECTIVES

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

Funder:CEDAR

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

Objectives         

• 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.

Project Outcome

• 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.

Contact Us


  • Tel:+263 20 66015/61648
  • Address: 2 Aerodrome Road,P.O Box 970 Mutare
  • Zimbabwe

Intervention Pillars


  • Health and HIV
    Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Research and Knowledge Management
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children




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