Zimbabwe

Empowering people infected and affected by HIV in Zimbabwe

The goal of Oxfam in Zimbabwe’s Securing Rights in the Context of HIV and AIDS project is to empower people infected and affected by HIV – with a focus on women, young people, persons with disabilities (PWD) and mobile populations – to exercise their rights to prevention, quality treatment and sustainable livelihoods.

The project outcomes include enhanced capacity to make informed choices about health and protect themselves from HIV infection; greater access to treatment, care and support and adherence for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; and greater state responsiveness to the rights and needs of women and girls, PWD, young people and mobile populations of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

The project has achieved a 95% increase in knowledge on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights; 100% treatment adherence among target groups and increased access to HIV testing and counselling; increased access to sexually transmitted infections, cancer and tuberculosis screening; and increased access to treatment as well as family planning services.

In total, the project expects to reach 162 776 direct beneficiaries, and impact an estimated 482 968 family and community members as indirect beneficiaries.

Oxfam in Zimbabwe’s Securing Rights in the Context of HIV and AIDS project is supported by Oxfam Australia and funded through Australian Aid from the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

In 2015-16 through the ANCP, Australian Aid supported 18 NGOs to deliver 53 projects in 28 countries focusing on health and education.