Overview

Who We Are

Legally established in Zimbabwe in 2019, Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a non-profit human development organization, registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). Through the United States Government’s Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) funding, ZHI is currently implementing the Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) and DREAMS projects in various districts across Zimbabwe. ZHI currently receives funding for these projects through a sub award from FHI360.

Vision

The vision of ZHI is to see the populations we serve live with optimal health, well-being, and self-sufficiency.

Mission

Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high-impact, integrated health interventions to the communities we serve, while working with and strengthening existing institutions.

Core Values

Service
Recognising the human and social capital in the communities we work in.
Teamwork
Across disciplines and geographies, within the organization and with our partners.
Accountability
For our work with measuring and reporting at all levels.
Innovation
To meet the evolving needs of our beneficiaries and partners.
Diversity
Mutual respect for diversity in all aspects.

History

Our History

ZHI was established in 2019 by a group of Zimbabweans with the aim of providing local solutions to the human development challenges in the country through harnessing their various skills and expertise. Having successfully managed development projects at FHI360, this group of young visionaries sought to leverage on that unique experience and their strong capacity to establish a sustainable local entity which would continue implementing programs to complement the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ)’s efforts.  ZHI is legally registered as a local non-governmental organization (NGO).

Where we work

Geographic Scope

ZHI is currently implementing the ZHCT project in Buhera, Mutasa, Mutare, Makoni and Chipinge districts while the DREAMS project is being implemented in Gwanda, Matobo, Insiza, Beitbridge, Bulilima and Mangwe, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mazowe districts. The map outlines ZHI’s presence in the various geographic locations in Zimbabwe.

Board Of Trustees

Our Board

Chairperson

Mr. Cleopas Chiketa

Cleopas is the chairperson of the Board. He is an accomplished businessman, HR Leader and Business Executive Coach. He currently is the Deputy Director in charge of Human Resources for Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. He is also the founder and Chairman of Dimensions Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Cleopas is the chairperson of the Board. He is an accomplished Business Man ,HR Leader and Business Executive Coach. He currently is the Deputy Director in charge of Human Resources for Reserve Bank and Founder and Chairman of Dimensions Consultants Pvt Ltd . He is the Vice President of the Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe and chairs its Finance , Audit and ICT Committee , a fellow of the Institute of Coaching (USA) and Member of International Coaches Federation (ICF) USA. Cleopas has served variuos Boards including the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) where he served as Director – Membership & Chapters ,Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM) Board and the Chief Learning Officer Intelligence Board . He is a Board Member of Rubiem Innovations , He also sits in the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee as a Commissioner and serves the Africa Executive Coaching Council (AECC) a Pan African body that is an aggregator in the field of Coaching. Cleopas was recognised under the WHO IS WHO OF PROFESSIONALS 2012 Edition by the WHO HISTORICAL SOCIETY USA. He was crowned among 100 Best Global Coaches by World HRD Congress’s World Coaching Congress 2017 | Mumbai India.
Vice Chairman

Dr. Cleophas Chimbetete

Dr Cleophas Chimbetete is an experienced HIV Clinician, Researcher and Trainer. He has over ten years’ experience working with HIV treatment programs. He has trained hundreds of nurses and doctors from Zimbabwe and the region in comprehensive management of HIV infection.

Dr Cleophas Chimbetete is an experienced HIV Clinician, Researcher and Trainer. He has over ten years’ experience working with HIV treatment programs. He has trained hundreds of nurses and doctors from Zimbabwe and the region in comprehensive management of HIV infection. As a researcher, he has co-authored over forty scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. He has recently completed his PhD studies in Global Health from the University of Geneva, Switzerland & Swiss Society of Public Health. His research focus was on HIV drug resistance.
Treasurer

Mr. Steven Mupfurutsa

Steven is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer for ZHI. He is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with over 18 years’ experience across a multiplicity of disciplines which include accounting, consulting, audit and investment advisory.

Steven is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer for ZHI. He is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with over 18 years’ experience across a multiplicity of disciplines which include accounting, consulting, audit and investment advisory. Steven has been involved in, and obtained wide-ranging experience from the provision of audit, advisory, corporate finance and consulting services to a diverse portfolio of clients. His experience in the donor funded sector include audit and consulting (strategy, monitoring and evaluation) on various programmes funded by USAID, EU, UN, Global Fund and World Bank obtained during his time at Deloitte.

After graduating with an Accounting degree from University of Zimbabwe in 2002, he completed his articles in 2005 and rose through the ranks to Senior Audit Manager in the Audit and Assurance department of Deloitte. During this time, he was seconded to the United States of America and Namibia

He then moved to the Advisory Services on the re-introduction of the service line at Deloitte and accumulated over 9 years of experience in consulting and transaction services such as due diligence reviews, valuations and corporate finance structuring to a diverse portfolio of clients. During this time, he also provided consulting services in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania. He is currently the Corporate Finance Executive at Mangwana Capital, an investment advisory and private equity firm.

Steven also holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from University of South Africa (Honours)

Board Member

Mrs. Precious Chakasikwa

Precious Chakasikwa is a lawyer by training, practicing in partnership with other at Kantor Immerman a Harare Based law firm. She has over twenty (20) years’ experience working with various organizations in the development sector. She has a special interest in Family Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights Law.

Precious Chakasikwa is a lawyer by training, practicing in partnership with other at Kantor Immerman a Harare Based law firm.
She has over twenty (20) years’ experience working with various organizations in the development sector. She has a special interest in Family Law, Employment Law,
Administrative Law and Human Rights Law. She sits on various boards ranging from Commercial to Non-Governmental entities.

Management

Top Management

Executive Director

Dr. Taurayi Tafuma

Dr. Tafuma (MBChB, MPH, PGDip M&E) is the Executive Director for ZHI where he serves as the overall team leader providing strategic leadership and technical direction. He is a Public Health Physician, with a wide experience in implementation science, provision of technical support to large scale projects.

Dr. Tafuma (MBChB, MPH, PGDip M&E) is the Executive Director for ZHI where he serves as the overall team leader providing strategic leadership and technical direction. He is a Public Health Physician, with a wide experience in implementation science, provision of technical support to large scale projects, program management and strengthening of health care delivery through public and private health facilities and the community. His work has been focused on integrated reproductive, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Non-Communicable Diseases including the design, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of program strategies, concepts, policies, and projects. As a researcher, he has co-authored and reviewed several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Tafuma understands USG funding rules and regulations and has provided technical advice to implementing partners (IP’s) and contractors on efficient management of contracts and cooperative agreements to ensure consistency with USG policies and guidance.
Project Manager

Mhlonipheni Ncube

Mhlonipheni is the Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) DREAMS Project Manager for the Southern Region. He is a holder of Sociology Degree, a Masters in Community Development and is a Certified Project manager who holds various courses in Development Management.

Mhlonipheni is the Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) DREAMS Project Manager for the Southern Region. He is a holder of Sociology Degree, a Masters in Community Development and is a Certified Project manager who holds various courses in Development Management. He brings to ZHI more than 15 years’ development work experience specializing in Youth Development, Health and Psychosocial Support, Disaster Management and Livelihoods having worked in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Associate Director, Finance and Operations

Robinson Gezimati

Robinson is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and Development Finance Practitioner with extensive experience in the NGO sector, having managed several multimillion-dollar awards for both local and international organizations.

Robinson is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and Development Finance Practitioner with extensive experience in the NGO sector, having managed several multimillion-dollar awards for both local and international organizations. With a very deep understanding of the USG funding rules and regulations, Robinson has managed both contracts and cooperative agreements for various USG-funded projects in Zimbabwe. He currently oversees the Finance and Operations unit for ZHI where he is responsible for managing and directing the control of budgets, financial pipeline management, general ledger oversight, overseeing procurement, award management and ensuring compliance. Robinson is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Registered Public Accountant (RPA) who holds a Master of Commerce in Development Finance, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences, a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and various other professional qualifications in accounting and finance.
Human Resources Manager

Gilbert Chete

Gilbert is a qualified HR practitioner with vast experience in Human Resources Management across various sectors including but not limited to telecommunications, mining, and non-governmental organizations.

Gilbert is a qualified HR practitioner with vast experience in Human Resources Management across various sectors including but not limited to telecommunications, mining, and non-governmental organizations. He is currently responsible for leading the Human Resources (HR) department for Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI). Prior to joining ZHI, Gilbert has worked for several leading local and international organizations. He is a holder of a Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, a Bsc. Honors Degree in Human Resources Management, a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) and a Certificate in Safety Health and Environmental Management.
Technical Director

Dr. Tafara Moga

Dr. Tafara Moga is a Public Health Physician with over 10 years’ experience in designing, implementing, and managing public health services and working in HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe.

Dr. Tafara Moga is a Public Health Physician with over 10 years’ experience in designing, implementing, and managing public health services and working in HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe. He has extensive knowledge and practice in HIV clinical and program management, capacity building and Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). Currently, Dr. Moga is the technical lead for the USAID-funded Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) project, being implemented by FHI360 in partnership with ZHI. He provides technical and strategic leadership for evidence-based program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to ensure high quality implementation and adherence to internationally recognized standards and best practices. The ZHCT project has been a trend setter in index testing and sexual network tracing for HIV in Zimbabwe and will strengthen the national response towards HIV epidemic control.