Partnership to Achieve Epidemic Control in HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

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Date: 04/20/2015 Location: PEPFAR Description: Image of PEPFAR Country flag © PEPFAR

The United States (U.S.) is proud to support Zimbabwe’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides technical assistance and direct delivery of HIV care, treatment, and prevention services within the national health system in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and other development partners. PEPFAR investments are aligned with the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASPII) 2011-2015 to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response, and support interventions known to be most effective in preventing and treating HIV. 1 Zimbabwe is participating in the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative, a two-year effort that will enable 300,000 more children living with HIV/AIDS to receive life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Other key priorities include:
  • Scaling up HIV prevention services including condom promotion and distribution, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) by supporting Option B+;
  • Increasing access to treatment by promoting early identification of people living with HIV,  accelerating adoption of World Health Organization treatment guidelines, supporting quality care and treatment services, and procuring ART commodities;
  • Targeting treatment, care, and support for key and vulnerable populations;
  • Promoting improved health outcomes for women and girls through targeted gender-based violence services;
  • Strengthening the health and social welfare system and workforce, including community structures to support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); and
  • Supporting health systems strengthening with a focus on supply chain management and human resources for health.

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe 

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20132


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20132


Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20132   


Estimated antiretroviral (ARV) coverage (adults ages 15+), 20143


Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive ARVs for PMTCT, 20143


Saving Lives

In 2014, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Zimbabwe:
  • Life-saving ART for 162,576 people;
  • VMMC for HIV prevention for 155,778 men;
  • Testing and counseling for 1,058,856 people;
  • Care and support for 162,096 OVC affected by HIV/AIDS; and
  • ART for 58,687 pregnant women living with HIV to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission.

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Zimbabwe, Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 – 2013 (USD in Millions) 4, 5

















  1. National AIDS Council of Zimbabwe. (2011). Zimbabwe national HIV and AIDS strategic plan (ZNASPII) 2011-2015.  Retrieved March 30, 2015, from
  2. UNAIDS. (2013). Zimbabwe: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved March 30, 2015, from
  3. UNAIDS. (2014). The gap report. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
  4. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year.  As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year. 


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