FACT Zimbabwe’s 36th year of existence has been characterized by growth in funding streams and area of coverage effectively reaching out to Zimbabwean communities with interventions and programs that contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections and building economic resilience to curb poverty and promote self-sustenance and economic independence thus reducing incidents of Gender-Based Violence, early and unintended marriages.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 saw a shift in the implementation of
programs, a scenario that has defined how the organization continues to reach out to
communities with the much-needed services and timeous response. Virtual interactions were strengthened across all program areas to ensure both staff and beneficiaries were kept safe and always informed of the changes in the implementation modalities.
FACT Zimbabwe’s work continues to buttress and consolidate the progress that has been made in reducing new HIV infections in Zimbabwe and strive toward the realization of the UNAIDS set 95-95-95 targets towards epidemic control and ending AIDS by 2030.
Through partnerships FACT Zimbabwe continues to play a major role in complementing the Government of Zimbabwe’s efforts through the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE), Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (MoPSLSW), Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MoWACSMED), National AIDS Council (NAC), Department of Social Development (DSD), and partnership with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the health sector.
During the period under review, FACT Zimbabwe reached out to 15,875 children of
school-going age with education support, 36,162 adults and children with economic
strengthening activities, 126,294 clients with differentiated HIV Treatment and Care
support services, 206,902 with violence prevention sessions, 4,750 with post- GBV clinical services and 5,144 with post-GBV specialized social services.
In part as an organization founded on Christian principles, our work continues to be
informed by the need to serve one another with love without stigma or discrimination as written in the scriptures “By Love Serve One Another” Galatians 5:13.”
On behalf of the FACT Zimbabwe Management and Staff, we remain indebted to our partners and stakeholders who through their support have enabled us to achieve more for Zimbabwean communities than we could ever envisage.
Mrs G.M. Shumba