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ICAP began working in Zimbabwe in 2015, partnering with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to conduct ZIMPHIA, a population-based HIV survey.
Our work has expanded since to include capacity building across the health system to collect and use strategic information that can guide Zimbabwe’s national HIV response.
HIV Impact Assessment Survey (PHIA Project)
ICAP provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to conduct the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) survey, which assessed HIV prevalence, incidence, and access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The survey comprised household-based interviews and HIV counseling and testing services for adults and children. Conducted between October 2015 and August 2016, the survey found that HIV incidence, 0.45 percent (ages 15 to 64), is lower than previously estimated. Compared to the 2003 incidence estimates between 1.3 and 1.5 percent per year, the current rate of new HIV infections has been cut in half during the past 13 years, when effective HIV treatment became available in sub-Saharan Africa, largely through support from PEPFAR.
Survey findings are used to assess the impact of Zimbabwe’s HIV response at the national level and to help guide and target future investment and programs. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Strengthening Strategic Information for Health
ICAP is providing technical assistance to strengthen epidemiology and strategic information (SI) to inform evidence-based HIV programs and policy. Activities aim to support the MOHCC to plan and coordinate SI activities, improve monitoring and evaluation, and enhance surveillance systems to characterize the HIV epidemic and e ectiveness of the response. The scope of work also includes strengthening human resources to support country ownership of sustainable SI activities. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network
IThe HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network (CQUIN) is a multi-country learning network designed to accelerate the implementation of high-quality di erentiated care for HIV in member countries across sub-Saharan Africa, including Zimbabwe. Through CQUIN, ICAP supports countries to generate new knowledge and tools to advance di erentiated care, and facilitates learning about the science of scale-up. In Zimbabwe, CQUIN supports a Di erentiated Care Coordinator, who is seconded to the Ministry of Health; a study assessing barriers and facilitators of men’s engagement in HIV treatment and di erentiated care; and work to identify di erentiated care models for patients with advanced or unstable HIV. (funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
The OPTIMIZE project is dedicated to rapidly improving treatment outcomes for people living with HIV by optimizing antiretroviral drugs and formulations, and accelerating their introduction in low- and middle-income countries, including Zimbabwe. (funded by USAID)