Who we are
National AIDS Council (NAC) is an organization established through the Act of Parliament of 1999 to coordinate and facilitate the national multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS. It is also mandated to administer the National AIDS Trust Fund (NATF) collected through the AIDS Levy i.e. the 3% collected from every workers taxable income (PAYE) and corporate tax.
Our mandate is to provide for measures to combat the spread of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) and management, coordination and implementation of programmes that reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS. (The National AIDS Council Act Chapter 15:14 of 2000)
Although the Act gives NAC the power to implement programmes, it is now generally agreed that its role and comparative advantage is to lead, co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the national response to HIV and AIDS. The Act gives NAC the following functions and powers:
- Ensure the development of strategies and policies to respond to HIV and AIDS, mitigate the effects of the HIV and AIDS epidemic and promote and coordinate the application of such strategies and policies;
- Mobilize and manage resources in support of a national response to HIV and AIDS;
- Enhance the capacity of the various sectors of the community to respond to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and to coordinate their responses;
- Encourage the provision of facilities to treat and care for persons living with HIV and their dependents;
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies and policies and the national response to HIV and AIDS;
- Promote and coordinate research into HIV and AIDS and ensure the effective dissemination of and application of the results of such research; and
- Disseminate and encourage dissemination of information on all aspects of HIV and AIDS to all stakeholders, among other things.
To lead and coordinate the national strategy in response to HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe.
A Zimbabwe free from HIV infections, stigma and AIDS related deaths by 2030.
90 90 90 Targets
PLWHIV Know Their Status
Are On ART