FACT has a comprehensive tracking system to collect, analyse and share intervention experiences and good practices that enhances and improves service delivery in program interventions through its Research and Knowledge Management (RKM) department. This department is responsible for designing and conducting baseline surveys and operational researches for both the organization and client partners. In 2014, the RKM department focused mainly on four research areas namely:
Effects of Point of Care Virological testing with Mother Support Groups on PMTCT outcomes in Mutare and Makoni Districts in Zimbabwe
Existence of information dissemination platforms in Manicaland Province.
Evaluating the impact of FACT livelihoods programs on the economic status of women in households affected by HIV and AIDS in four wards of Chipinge and Buhera Districts of Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.
Coalition for Effective Community Health and HIV Response, Leadership and Accountability.
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.
To improve uptake of SRH, HTS and GBV services and products by young people (sex sex-disaggregated 10-24 by 30% by 2018.
2016 – 2018
To increase number the 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
Improve evidence-based interventions through strengthening research, monitoring , evaluation and documentation of FACT programmes.