Pictured: Left: Repssi Zimbabwe Country Director Sibusiswe Marunda received the keys from Family AIDS Caring Trust – FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director Gertrude Shumba during the handover ceremony. Right- The fleet of Toyota Land Cruisers that were handed over to partners.

6/6/2022- FACT Zimbabwe presented and handed over nine motor vehicles to Sub-Sub Recipients (SSRs) Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation (JHWO), Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research (ZiCHIRe) and REPSSI Zimbabwe under the Global Fund/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported for HIV and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) – Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) programme in Zimbabwe.

FACT Zimbabwe was selected by UNDP as the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sub Recipient (SR) to manage the Resilient System Strengthening for Health (RSSH) Community System Strengthening (CSS) module (RSSH-CSS) under the NFM3 Global Fund HIV Grant (2021-2023).

Speaking during the handover ceremony, FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director, Gertrude Shumba commended the support received from UNDP to ensure Zimbabwean communities are healthy.

“This is a timely handover of motor vehicles to ensure that through our partnership we continue to reach communities in Zimbabwe and to drive toward the realisation of positive health,” she said.

The objective of this partnership is to ensure access to quality health services for all and to enable all those living or affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to live healthy and productive lives while enjoying full social inclusion. The partnership leverages UNDP’s global mandate to strengthen institutions to deliver universal access to basic services and to rebuild resilient and sustainable health and community systems in crisis and post-crisis settings.

REPSSI Country Director, Sibusisiwe Marunda, commended the timely support extended through the provision of motor vehicles and called on all partners in the consortium to deliver the mandate of the project in the districts of implementation.

Through the partnership, the Community Systems Strengthening project is being implemented in Mangwe, Umzingwane, Shurugwi, Chirimanzu, Mutoko, Mudzi, UMP, Shamva, Chimanimani, Nyanga, Kariba, Gokwe North and Bikita districts of Zimbabwe.

The 3-year HIV grant to be managed by FACT will include a) Community Based Monitoring, b) Institutional Capacity planning and leadership development and c) Community Empowerment interventions. FACT will implement the activities across seventeen (17) selected Global Fund designated districts.