As a local Zimbabwean Non-Governmental Organization and a longstanding stakeholder, OPHID collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to enhance access to a comprehensive package of health services. Our focus is on Strengthening Health Systems and Supporting Sustainable Public Health Policies.
Funded by the Europian Union, the goal of this project was to reduce young people's risk of teenage pregnancy and contracting HIV through facilitating their access to and uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services at clinics.
With support from PEPFAR through USAID, OPHID leads the Families and Communities for the Elimination of HIV (FACE-HIV) consortium.
The Mbereko + Men project is implemented in partnership with the Macfarlane Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia with support from Australian Aid through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
With an HIV prevalence rate of 16.1% among women attending antenatal care and an unacceptable high maternal mortality ratio (470 per 100,000 live births) there has been an increasing trend of home deliveries in Zimbabwe.
The project was a three country program (Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) with OPHID focusing on the integration of the PMTCT, HIV/ART and nutrition services in two districts of Zimbabwe.