National AIDS Council Structure is composed of the following
• NAC board (national level) with multi-sectoral representation
• 10 Provincial AIDS Action Committees (PAACs)
• District AIDS Action Committees (DAACs)
• Ward AIDS Action Committees (WAACs)
• Village AIDS Action Committees (VAACs)
These structures are supported by NAC secretariat which is at national, provincial and district level.
The NAC Board according to the NAC Act shall be responsible for formulating the general policy of the Council and controlling its operations.
(a) Representative of The Ministry of Health and Child Care
(b) The Chief Executive Officer
(c) A person appointed by the President, subject to subsection (3), to represent the Traditional Medical Practitioners Council established by section 3 of the Traditional Medical Act [Chapter 27:14];
(d) A person appointed by the President, subject to subsection (3), to represent the Law Society of Zimbabwe referred to in section 51 of the Legal Practitioners Act [Chapter 27:07]; and
(e) Not fewer than seven nor more than ten other members appointed by the President, subject to subsection (4), to represent the interests of health care providers, women, youths, religious groups, organisations that protect the interests of persons infected with HIV and AIDS, industry, commerce, information media and trade unions.
AIDS ACTION COMMITTEES (Provincial, District, Ward and Village)
• Enlisting, coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of the provincial multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS
• Coordinate and monitor the planning process on HIV and AIDS.
• Facilitate capacity strengthening for HIV and AIDS prevention, care and mitigation in the district.
• Promote and support the intensification of community based HIV and AIDS interventions.
• Appraising and endorse project proposals for funding.
• Encouraging mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS issues into all social and development programmes in the district.
• Promote resource mobilisation in support of initiatives on HIV and AIDS as well as ensure transparency and accountability in the disbursement and utilization of funds earmarked for HIV and AIDS activities
• Facilitating sharing of experiences and lessons learnt among stakeholders within and outside the district.
• Undertaking any function(s) that fall(s) within its mandate.
The Provincial and District AIDS Action Committee shall consist of persons from the following sectors and anyone of them can be chosen as chairperson except for the Provincial Manager and District AIDS Coordinator who are ex-offio and provides secretariat services to the committees.
• Provincial Administrator’s/ Resident Minister’s Offices/ District Administrator
• Provincial Social Services Office/ District Social Services Office
• Provincial Medical Office/ District Medical Office
• Ministry of Youth Development, Gender and Employment Creation
• Registered NGO Representative working in the area of HIV and AIDS.
• Representative of religious organizations
• Traditional leader
• Representative of people living with HIV and AIDS
• Youth representative
• Representative of the private sector
• Ministry of Education
• Representative people living with disabilities