Since the identification of HIV in Zimbabwe in 1985, it has had a severe impact some of whose effects are child headed families, lack of nutritional food, poor coping mechanisms, and at worst death. Faced with these and other harrowing effects, communities around the country have come out strong with innovative initiatives that highlight their resilience and innovativeness in the response to HIV.
Support groups and income generating projects are some of the ways the communities have responded to HIV. This response however requires a proper enabling environment with relevant support and technical assistance to the community initiatives. NAC has been scaling up efforts at all levels to ensure that all sectors participate in the response, while at the same time promoting the concept of meaningful involvement of people living with HIV. In this regard, NAC has closely worked with different sectors including media and the uniformed forces.
While an enabling environment has been created through NAC coordination and partner support, the communities themselves have not taken a back seat. As the primary bearers of the HIV burden, they have taken up the challenge and continue to play a significant role in support of national efforts to tame the AIDS pandemic.
For more in information on Documentation and Best Practice programme view or download the documents below.
|A Collection of Best Practices from the Response to HIV & AIDS in Zimbabwe 2010 – 2017 (||28.96 KB|
|NAC National HIV and AIDS Research Priorities BOOK (1)||31.23 KB|