The principle of meaningful involvement of People Living with HIV (PLHIV in HIV and AIDS, (MIPA) in all aspects of HIV and AIDS programming seeks to promote the integration of PLHIV in the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of interventions addressing HIV and AIDS. Such an approach is critical to the ethical, efficient and effective response to HIV and AIDS. It is essentially a policy position which rationalises and secures the position of PLHIV as legitimate participants in policy and decision making processes. The Programme is coordinated by the National MIPA Coordinator who works through the National, Provincial and District MIPA Forums that bring together all organisations of PLHIV to share and exchange knowledge on issues affecting them. The Programme has run initiatives such as the community monitoring of OI services in the country, the Stigma Index to measure the level of stigma and members of MIPA Forum now sit on various coordination for a such as Country Coordinating Mechanism, the National AIDS Council Board the various Technical Working Groups to represent the PLHIV constituency.
For more in information on DREAMS programme view or download the documents below.
|Zimbabwe HIV Related Stigma Index Research 2015 (1)
|MIPA BASELINE SURVEY FINAL REPORT 2009 (1)
|Terms of Reference for the Provincial l MIPA TWG (2) (1)