AHF and MOHCC (Ministry of Health and Child Care) signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) on 15 January 2016. The MOUis on the implementation of programmes aimed at supporting the national health strategy through capacitating health care workers in various aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment care services and to follow up on community services to improve the quality of patient care aimed at increasing access to HIV and AIDS services in general. The initial phase involved the setting up of Centres of Excellence at Parirenyatwa and Mpilo Referral Hospitals
Zimbabwe has a projected population of 13 million people and is among the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa worst affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
HIV prevalence among women and men age 15-49 has decreased from 18.1 percent in the 2005-06 ZDHS, to 15.2 percent the 2010-11 ZDHS, and to 13.8 percent the 2015 ZDHS. The HIV epidemic in the country remains generalized, feminized and homogenous and continues to decline in new infection rates, prevalence and AIDS related mortality. However, there are areas of high HIV transmission which include border districts, growth points, small scale mining areas, fishing camps and commercial farming settlements
• Population – 13 Million people
• People Living w/ HIV – 1.26 Million
• People Receiving ART’s – 1.134 Million (81% of PLHIV)
• Patients in AHF Care – 15,118
• Patients Receiving ART from AHF – 15,106