The Health and Wellbeing 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) by offering a variety of health-related social services. FACT’s Health and HIV department works within three national frameworks namely, The National Health Strategy, the Zimbabwe National Development Strategy and the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP IV)
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 the capacity of communities to respond and cope with HIV, infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), gender-based violence (GBV) and other health-related services through delivery of integrated services.