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About AHF Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa most affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Although new infection rates and AIDS-related mortality rates are declining, there are areas of high HIV transmission which include border districts, areas of increased populations (growth points, peri-urban settlement), small-scale mining areas and commercial farming settlements.

AHF Zimbabwe is supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care in establishing Centers of Excellence (COE’s). The main purpose of COE’s is to provide quality and affordable health services to People Living with HIV&AIDS (PLWHA) with complex medical conditions who are referred from across the country. The COE’s are therefore established at the central and or referral hospitals in the country. Initially, the Organization supported two Centres or Sites namely; Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence (in Harare) and Mpilo Centre of Excellence (in Bulawayo). In 2018, the Organization commenced support for Mutare Provincial Hospital OI/ART Clinic and converting it to a COE. Each of the 3 COE’s is headed by AHF seconded Medical Directors who ensures the provision of cutting edge medicine at these Centres.

AHF has a commitment to sustainability and therefore works closely with the national government in program implementation in order to align with national HIV strategic plans and strengthening existing public HIV services. In addition to the COEs, from the year 2019 AHF also started supporting Primary Care facilities in Harare (Glen View and Mabvuku Polyclinics) and Bulawayo (Mzilikazi Clinic) as a way of providing care to more people within the catchment area of the two cities. The 2020 additional sites include Gweru Provincial Hospital OI Clinic (in Midlands), Harare Hospital OI Clinic, Parirenyatwa Satellite OI Clinic, and Chikurubi Maximum Prison Hospital OI Clinic (all in Harare), Sakubva Health Centre (in Manicaland) and Cowdray Park Clinic (in Bulawayo). As at the end of December 2019 the fully supported sites had a patient population of over 30,000 and by the end of 2020 with the adoption of the additional sites this patient population will rise to over 45,000.

In full-filling its mandate, the organization also works in partnership with other government structures such as the National AIDS Council (NAC) and other implementing non-governmental organizations.

AHF Zimbabwe has robust HIV prevention strategies that includes supporting HIV testing (at sites and outreaches), condom distribution (AHF brands: ICON Gold and Love male condoms), promotion of key health events and days (e.g. World AIDS Day, International Condom Day) and establishment of Youth Centers located in the COEs which are hubs of service provision and education to youths especially the Girl child on Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights and HIV&AIDS issues. In addition, AHF implements Style Up program aimed at reaching out to the young people (10-24) with primary prevention programs.


AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Since 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has grown from a small community-based hospice in Los Angeles serving people in the final stages of AIDS to the largest global HIV/AIDS nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay.

AHF fulfills its mission through its healthcare centers, HIV/AIDS special needs health plans and disease management programs, pharmacies, and clinics in resource-constrained regions.

As a truly independent voice, AHF’s operating capital comes from self-created social enterprises such as AHF Pharmacies, Out of the Closet thrift stores, healthcare contracts, and other strategic partnerships.

AHF serves more than 2 million clients in 47 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Our work combines innovative healthcare delivery models with positive policy changes that help bring life-saving treatment, free HIV testing, and free or affordable condoms to all who need them.

In recent years, AHF has expanded its focus on global public health to include housing, food security, and pandemic response and preparedness in addition to HIV/AIDS.

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