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Zimbabwe - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

Zimbabwe - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.

The following narrative describes activities supported by the GHCS-State fund account, notified by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.

The PEPFAR program in Zimbabwe has played a critical role in supporting the country's national response to the HIV epidemic during a period of societal upheaval. The USG supports vital ongoing activities to prevent HIV including balanced behavior change programming, voluntary and provider initiated counseling and testing, and support for the national PMTCT program. The USG plays a key role in treatment programs through capacity building for health workers in ART delivery and provides critical support for a commodity logistics system to ensure a reliable supply of ARV drugs and other related commodities. In addition, the USG works with the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe to strengthen public outreach on HIV/AIDS, decrease stigma through media and cultural programs and support OVCs.

FY 2009 funds from the 6th CN for Zimbabwe will continue and strengthen the USG's strong commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. The PEPFAR program in Zimbabwe has played a critical role in supporting the country's national response to the HIV epidemic during a period of societal upheaval. These funds will be used to strengthen Zimbabwe's weakened health systems, fund start up costs for programs that mobilize communities around HIV issues, and train health workers in critical new interventions like male circumcision. PEPFAR/Zimbabwe will also support vital ongoing activities to prevent new HIV infections, including balanced behavior change programming, voluntary and provider-initiated counseling and testing, and support for the national PMTCT program. PEPFAR/Zimbabwe also plays a key role in treatment programs through building capacity among health workers in ART delivery and providing critical support for a commodity logistics system to ensure a reliable supply of ARV drugs and other related commodities. In addition, PEPFAR/Zimbabwe works with the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe to strengthen public outreach on HIV/AIDS, decrease stigma through media and cultural programs and support programs that provide services to OVCs. Finally, PEPFAR/Zimbabwe will also fund technical assistance to improve commodity supply chain systems, and support an on-going assessment of the quality of HIV/AIDS services in Zimbabwe, as well as providing other technical assistance to build capacity within the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, the National AIDS Council and Hospice Association of Zimbabwe (HOSPAZ) and the Clinical Epidemiology masters program at the University of Zimbabwe.

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