The Behaviour Change Communication programme started in 2006 after a Comprehensive Review of Behaviour Change as a Means of Preventing Sexual HIV Transmission in Zimbabwe was conducted in 2006 to provide an evidence base for the development of a comprehensive, effective national HIV behavioural strategy focusing on sexual transmission of HIV. A National Behaviour Change Strtaegy was developed after this review upon which the BCC programme is based on. The strategy seeks to guide systematic and strategic programming in the area of promoting behavior change as a means of preventing HIV transmission. The key focus areas for the programme are to reduce the number of new HIV infections through,
After its inception in 2006 with support from Expanded Support Programme (ESP) and European Union the programme covered twenty six districts up to 2009 after which the programme was scaled up to cover all the districts in the country including Bulawayo and Harare urban districts with support from Global Fund Round 8.
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