here are 1.4 million people living with HIV in Zimbabwe. Although the rate of infection has declined, 90% of people living with HIV do not have access to the treatment they need. Political and economic upheaval in the last decade has aggravated the epidemic, and civil society needs to be strengthened to tackle HIV.
We work with The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN), a membership network of organisations which provide HIV and AIDS services. ZAN provides technical guidance to its members on how to run HIV programmes, manage their organisations and access funding. ZAN does this through exchange visits, training and mentoring – in 2013 ZAN trained over 600 people. ZAN also advocates for an improved national response to HIV, and in 2013 provided care and support for over 40,000 people.