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About FACT

FACT Zimbabwe is a Christian national development NGO based in Zimbabwe.

It implements sustainable development initiatives to improve people’s livelihood, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV Prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support as well as health activities that complement Ministry of Health and Child Welfare. Established in 1987, FACT is the country’s first AIDS service organization (WO 17/89).

FACT implements projects through partnering with communities and other players in development and public health.

PILLAR 1: SAFEGUARDING AND SUSTAINABLE LIVLIHOODS

The OVC and Livelihoods program seeks to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive sustainable continuum of services to Zimbabwe’s orphaned and vulnerable children. The sector is implementing the CHILDREN TARIRO (CT) programme, the DREAMS initiative which targets Adolescent Girls and Young Women and the FAITH AND COMMUNITY initiative targeting Faith Based Organisations, community and traditional leaders; young men aged 39 years and below.

The CT initiative provides socio-economic interventions that reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, contributing to HIV epidemic control in Zimbabwe. DREAMS is designed to ensure girls develop into Determined Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women. Implemented in 6 districts of Manicaland (Mutare, Makoni, Mutasa, Chipinge and Buhera) and Masvingo (Gutu) CT and DREAMS initiatives seek to contribute towards the 95-95-95 World Health Organisation targets towards HIV epidemic control in Zimbabwe.

To date, CT has reached over 130 000 OVC and their families through education assistance, sustainable economic strengthening and caregiver baby pairs have received Early Childhood Stimulation and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services.

 

PILLAR 2: HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Guided by the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP IV 2019 -2023), Pillar 2 seeks to reduce HIV risk among vulnerable groups which include women, men, youth, the disabled and children also empowering these groupings to claim their right to access critical continuum of services. The listed units under H & W directly provide services and support in areas where FACT Zimbabwe operates

Health and Wellbeing Units

  • HIV Testing and Counselling services (New Start Centres)
  • ART Clinic
  • Adolescent and Young People Interventions
  • Church Communities Programs
  • HIV Care and Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living with HIV (PLWHIV)

PILLAR 3: STRATEGIC INFORMATION AND RESEARCH

FACT Zimbabwe through the Strategic Information and Research (SIR) department has made significant strides in ensuring enhanced service delivery over the years through a comprehensive system that allows project-based tracking, collection, analysis and dissemination of experiences and good practices. The SIR department is responsible for designing and carrying out baseline surveys, operational researches, mid and end term surveys for the organisation and partners.

PILLAR 4: ORGANISATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS

The Organisational Efficiency and Effectiveness (OEE) Is the service hub of the organisation which has a staff composite of Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Logistics and other support services required by the organisation. The department advises on effective resource mobilisation and utilisation of resources through high ethical and quality monitoring of operations in accordance with finance and administration regulations. The OEE strives to ensure optimum utilisation of the available human capital with an effective utilisation of financial and material utilisation.

Things to do as we continue to battle #COVID19.

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World AIDS Day Commemorations

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