Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) with our consortium partners FHI360 and Africaid Zvandiri will be implementing a 5-year HIV Care and Treatment program under the Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) program (1 October 2021 ending 30 September 2026). The program’s main goal is to support the national HIV Prevention, care and treatment program towards the attainment and sustainability of HIV epidemic control in Zimbabwe. The program provides technical assistance to the management, coordination and provision of comprehensive HIV prevention, clinical care and treatment services within the national HIV program. It also aims to advance and strengthen strategic information and evaluation for data-driven and evidence- based implementation. The technical assistance spans across all MOHCC and PERFAR HIV priority technical areas.
ACCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
OBJECTIVE 1: To provide site-level technical assistance (TA) that ensures comprehensive implementation of national guidelines, procedures, and other standards of practice at service delivery points in order to maintain and/or improve quality of services provided at health facilities for the prevention of new HIV infections.
OBJECTIVE 2: To increase access and availability of quality, effective, targeted, and efficient HIV testing services to find remaining undiagnosed cases of PLHIV and/or known positives not on ART in implementing districts through site level TA and direct community service delivery
OBJECTIVE 3: To maintain and/or improve quality of services provided at health facilities for linkage to ART and retention in care of PLHIV in order to achieve durable viral load suppression.
OBJECTIVE 4: To advance and strengthen strategic information and evaluation for data-driven
and evidence- based implementation.
OBJECTIVE 5: To provide TA to the national level of the health care system 1) for development/review/assessment of policies, strategies, guidelines etc., that will enable a
coordinated national HIV response and 2) to ensure program monitoring with district/provincial
data utilization and deployment of appropriate national-level responses/support.