In the past two weeks the newspapers have been filled with the headlines that reflect a generation that we are failing to understand. Are we the adults falling behind with the times or are we neglecting our children, to allow them to be attacked by the sexual nuances of modern entertainment and at the mercy of child abusers? These headlines include: two boys who were charged with sodomy, 28 children arrested for attending a nude party in Westgate, Harare and the reduction of the age of sexual consent to 12 years old. The Shona adage, “Amai vevana ava varikupi” comes to mind. This is a statement used when a child behaves immorally, the immediate reaction is to look for their mother.
The Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP) is a five-year 2011 to 2015, multi-sectoral framework developed to inform and guide the national response towards achieving zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths by 2015. The development of the plan is premised on human rights based planning approach that is complemented by evidence and results based management approaches.
SAfAIDS is a partner in the FACE-Pediatric HIV Consortium led by OPHID, which is implementing a five-year national program to eliminate new HIV infections in children and improve the survival of mothers and children in line with the national strategic plan. SAfAIDS’ principal role in the partnership is to strengthen community participation and engagement in integrated PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Care.
SAfAIDS thrive to use evidence-based information to design and implement its programmes. With support from Research Triangle Institute, SAfAIDS is one of the partners implementing the Gender Challenge Initiative funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC).
A Collection of Success Stories in OVC Programming in Zimbabwe: Sharing and Learning from Experiences for Improved Programming
A Collection of Success Stories in OVC Programming in Zimbabwe: Sharing and Learning from Experiences for Improved Programming, SAfAIDS, NAP for OVC, 2011
What you can do during your TB treatment
- Ask your health services provider about eating healthily while you are on TB treatment. Eating a balanced diet will help your body make best use of the TB medicines, so that you get stronger faster
- Identify someone to be your treatment buddy and assist you to take your medicines every day
- Keep going to the clinic for your follow up visits as instructed
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