This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) programmes have contributed to reducing suffering in the most vulnerable communities. The activities of the organisation contribute to the reduction of deaths, injuries and other impacts from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies. Through its programmes in Disaster Management, Community-Based Health and Care, and Organizational Development, during 2010 it has supported interventions in these areas as well as in HIV/AIDS,
Water and Sanitation (WatSan), Food Security and Livelihoods. Through its work, the ZRCS promotes the principles and values of the Movement by promoting respect for diversity and human dignity.
The Integrated HIV and AIDS programme, through its network of trained community-based volunteers, provides community home-based care (CHBC) for chronically ill people as well as orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV throughout Zimbabwe. Activities are implemented using an integrated approach, where ZRCS strives to provide beneficiaries with a holistic package of support, which ensures maximum impact of the interventions.
The programme ensures that comprehensive support is given to the targeted beneficiaries and communities, through the following:
Prevention of further infection through information dissemination,
Referrals for voluntary counselling and testing (VCT),
Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT),
Early management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and opportunistic infections (OIs),
Promotion and support of correct intake of medication such as antiretroviral and tuberculosis treatment,
The disaster management programme, through the community based health and first aid (CBHFA) approach focused on increasing community awareness of disaster hazards and improving emergency response capacity.
The ZRCS also responded to the needs of food insecure people in many affected areas. The main interventions included distribution of food aid and food vouchers, borehole rehabilitation and latrine construction in eight provinces across the country. Agricultural input support was also given according to the agricultural and soil conditions of the various provinces.
In Water and Sanitation, a combined package of hand pump rehabilitations, latrine construction, and community-based management training and hygiene promotion was provided targeting 100,000 beneficiaries in eight project areas in five provinces of Zimbabwe.
Financial situation: The total original 2010 budget was CHF 2,988,702, of which CHF 2,282,341 (76%) was covered during the reporting period (including opening balance).
Expenditure totalled CHF 1,999,397 (88% of available funding, 67% of original budget).