Lieutenant Tichaona Marufu and his wife
Faith leaders have wholly embraced the Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) and have committed to cascade the new messages of hope to their congregant. Lieutenant Tichaona Marufu and his wife are faith leaders from the Salvation Army championing new messages of hope and are appreciating the model of community engagement.
“The initiative has given us an opportunity to explore the possibilities of having a health conscious congregation. The messages we are disseminating in the church have given us faith leaders and people in our churches newly found hope.” – Lieutenant Marufu.
With support from The United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID Zimbabwe), FACT Zimbabwe and partners are implementing the Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) in 5 districts of Manicaland Province (Makoni, Mutare, Chipinge, Buhera and Mutasa) and in Masvingo province (Gutu).
The programme is targeting traditional, community and faith leaders with new messages of hope aimed at improving health outcomes of communities, ensure justice for children is achieved and contribute towards the attainment of the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets towards HIV epidemic control.