Health and HIV
The Health and HIV Pillar aims to reduce the number of new infections in intervention sites. Through the Health and HIV initiatives, FACT empowers vulnerable groups such as women, youths, the disabled and children to claim their rights to access treatment, care and support. The pillar will also strengthen women and girls to challenge and reject gender based violence and other harmful cultural and religious practices which contribute to the spread of HIV. More so, the initiatives target the general population, capacitating them to mitigate the spread of HIV and promote sexual reproductive health. FACT’s commitment to a holistic approach to HIV informs its increasing support towards interventions that integrate livelihoods, food and nutrition security. The department also supports the work of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) through offering a variety of health-related social services. FACT’s Health and HIV department works within the three national frameworks namely; The National Health Strategy [2013 – 2015], the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET) [2013 – 2018) and the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP III) [2015 – 2018].
To attain the general goal of both the department and the organization, the following units are providing support to Health and HIV directly to the various communities where FACT works;
• HIV Testing and Counselling services (New Start)
• ART Program
• Youth Interventions
• Church Communities Programs
• HIV Care and Support to OVC and PLWHIV
• Mobile Populations Road-Wellness Clinic.
• Women’s Rights Interventions. Strategic Goal
Strengthen capacity of communities to respond and cope with HIV, infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), gender based violence (GBV) and other health related issues through delivery of integrated services.
To improve uptake of SRH, HTS and GBV services and products by young people (sex disaggregated) aged 10-24 by 30% by 2018.
2016 - 2018
To increase number of males (10-49 years) by 60% taking up prevention services by 2018.
To increase the uptake of SRH, HTS and GBV services by key populations (sex and KP disaggregated) 25% by 2018.
To increase the number of women & girls participation in leadership and decision making processes at local level by 40% by 2018.
To improve uptake of SRH, HTS and GBV services by 15% of women by 2018