The Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) project is a six-year, multisectoral effort that complements the work of the Government of Zimbabwe to support community-level HIV care and treatment services and to strengthen the linkages between health facilities providing HIV services. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project supports Zimbabwe’s attainment of the 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control set forth by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).
FHI 360 and subawardee Plan International are implementing the project in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the National AIDS Council and other stakeholders. The project continues to build on USAID’s previous investments in Zimbabwe with FHI 360’s proven track record to implement large scale, country-led, health service provision.
- Increasing the availability of high-quality, comprehensive care and treatment services for people living with HIV, through community-based and home-based index case testing that links to HIV and tuberculosis screening and referral for care
- Strengthening community-level health systems to monitor, track and retain people living with HIV who are in care, identifying and tracking in particular those who stop antiretroviral treatment and supporting their adherence to treatment with community antiretroviral refill groups
- Providing technical, financial and material support toward the management, coordination and provision of comprehensive clinical care services within the national HIV program
- Contributing to the reduction of new HIV infections through provision of comprehensive prevention services within the national HIV program
- Increasing access and availability of quality, effective, targeted and efficient HIV testing services for active case finding of the remaining undiagnosed people living with HIV in implementing districts
- Ensuring that newly diagnosed people living with HIV are initiated on antiretroviral treatment and retained in care through the provision of comprehensive HIV care and treatment services using evidence-based differentiated service delivery models and client-centered approaches
- Advancing and strengthening strategic information and evaluation for data-driven and evidence-based implementation
- Strengthening the uptake of HIV prevention, care and treatment services through communication, advocacy and knowledge management
- Furthering the USAID/PEPFAR agenda for localization by supporting the set-up and institutional strengthening of local-organization health Interventions